Sayings for Anniversary Invitations

by Megan Kelly
Invite guests to your anniversary celebration with a playful or romantic saying.

Invite guests to your anniversary celebration with a playful or romantic saying.

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An anniversary is a special event for two people to share and celebrate the joys of matrimony with family and friends. Sending out an anniversary invitation with a special saying or quote is an effective way of showing your guests how you and your spouse feel about each other and your marriage.


Celebrate your continued commitment to one another through laughter. Rita Rudner comically sums up how many couples feel about when she says, "It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." Another saying that is sure to invoke laughter is one by author Judith Viorst when she was quoted in 1975 saying, "Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway."


Showcase how much the two of you love each other with a romantic saying that expresses the depth of your feelings for one another. Says one unknown author, "An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow." Marcel Proust, the French novelist, was quoted: "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." These quotes show the strength of your love and the joyous, compassionate bond you share with your spouse.


When sending out your anniversary invitations, include a saying that causes your guests to reflect upon your matrimony and the commitment the two of you made to each other. Robert Sexton, an American artist, says, "In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced." George MacDonald, a Scottish poet, says this about marriage: "One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it."


Proverbs are short and sweet expressions for your anniversary invitations. Whether it is comical or thoughtful, a proverb is a simple way to let people catch a glimpse into the dynamics of your marriage. One Finnish proverb states, "Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." Another proverb of English origin says, "Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses."

About the Author

Megan Kelly started writing professionally in 2007 when she was published in the anthology, "Lit Kids: Mama Bird and the Electric Rabbit" through Mill City Press. She is also a submissions reviewer and grant writer for "Spout Press," an independent magazine in Minneapolis. Kelly is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Minnesota.

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