"A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal."
July 5, 2011 9:56 AM Subscribe
Two of my best friends are getting married (to one another!) and I'm putting together a book of letters, photos, advice, poems, etc. from everyone invited to the wedding. A lot of what I've found are love poems and vows written in the first person about how much the speaker loves the intended, which might feel a bit weird coming from the wedding guests. I'm looking for more general advicey-type stuff, about marriage as an institution or love in the abstract. Funny or serious; the couple are extremely happy together and have great senses of humor.
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It's a relatively small wedding and a relatively large book, so I want to be sure that we can fill it completely. Basically, I'm looking for marriage-related material to add at the end to take up the last few blank pages.
Here's the kind of stuff I've got so far: a Are You Ready For Marriage?
quiz, quotes ("Matrimony is nothing but a form of friendship recognized by the police."), and the excerpt from Charles Darwin's journals weighing the pros and cons of marriage. I'd like to include relevant bits from great commencement addresses/PostSecret/etc., but don't know how to easily find them.
I've found the previous Ask threads on vows and wedding readings, as well as the IndieBride forums. Anything really spectacular in the first person is okay, but I certainly would rather that be a minimum of the material.