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Wedding Words of Wisdom

Whether your wedding celebration is your first or you are remarrying later in life, it is never too early or too late to accept words of wisdom from those that have married before you. Your wedding guests, friends, family members and others involved in your big day are likely to be ready, willing and able to share their well wishes, words of wisdom and sage advice, brought forth by the years of trial and error in their own nuptials. Not only is this a good way to encourage your wedding guests to play a role in your special day, the advice shared can help to form a road map for your path into forever.

Brides.com shared their 23 best pieces of wedding advice compiled over the years. Among these tips and tricks for a successful marriage is most likely the most important of all: "Choose to love each other, even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not a feeling."

The University of Washington conducted a study that showed a couple's perception of marriage impacted their success as a newlywed couple -- and the likelihood of the marriage to last. To me, it would seem that couples, whose guests -- be it family, friends, or loved ones in general -- offered sound relationship and post-wedding wisdom or advice would be placed on a path towards remaining happy. Another tip from Brides states: Surround yourself with friends who will strengthen your marriage. Remove yourself from people who may tempt you to compromise your character.

We all need to hear positive feedback from others, from time to time. Hearing such strengthens our personal well-being and this, in turn, can help to strengthen our marriages. So when planning your wedding, think about including a wisdom box or note cards on your reception tables for your family, friends and loved ones to fill out with their wisdom and advice. Your future with your partner will likely thank you later.

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