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Marriage is weird, wild, wonky and FUN. Why not incorporate some keep-it-real wedding quotes in your ceremony to celebrate that beautifully basic reality.

Let’s face it. There are a handful of wedding quotes that get way overused. And anyone who’s attended more than a couple of ceremonies knows it. Don’t get us wrong—here at Tahoe South, we have to admit there’s something undeniably sweet about those sappier classics that often get the speech-time spotlight. But there’s something undeniably extra about a sappy-sweet wedding speech spiced with a tongue-in-cheek reality check or two.

After all, marriage is a tough (though well-worth-it) road to travel, and a bit of humor can be a great catalyst for an enduring journey. That said, consider peppering your sweetheart speech with one of the hard-boiled and heartfelt words of wisdom below. You never know, Great Aunt Sally might even crack a knowing smile.

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Wedding Quotes You Don’t Hear

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.
― Robert Fulghum, True Love

I guess funny people are attracted to funny people, and then you get comedy marriages.
― Casey Wilson

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.
― George Bernard Shaw

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Love is the grand prize and the garbage heap. Love is a spiritual root canal and the only thing that makes life worth living. Love is a little taste of always and a big bite of nothing. And love is everything in between these extremes.
― Robert Fulghum, True Love

To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.
― Ogden Nash

Love is a lot like a backache; It doesn’t show up on X-Rays, But you know it’s there.
― George Burns

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I’m going to get married again because I’m more mature now, and I need some kitchen stuff.
― Wendy Liebman

Love is telling someone their hair extensions are showing.
― Natasha Leggero

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.
― Ann Bancroft

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Love is sharing your popcorn.
― Charles Schultz

Why do married people live longer than single people? I think it’s because married people make a special effort to live longer than their partner – just so they can have the last word.
― Janet Periat

When a man brings his wife flowers for no reason, there’s a reason.
― Molly McGee

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Being married mostly means shouting “what!” from the other room.
― Anonymous

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
― Catherine Zeta-Jones

Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.
― Will Ferrell

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A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
— Michel de Montaigne

When you see a married couple walking down the street, the one that’s a few steps ahead is the one that’s mad.
— Helen Rowland

Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.
— Ogden Nash

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Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.
— Erma Bombeck

There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.
— James Holt McGavran

Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning.
— Mr.QuiLnet

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And one final wisdom-filled wedding quote:

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
— Doug Larson

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Happy planning!