Brides and grooms answer the question “what is marriage?”

April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Our company No Myth Marriages was at a Bridal Expo during the weekend, and we asked hundreds of brides and grooms to answer one of two questions: “what is marriage”? or “what does an ideal marriage look like”?

The answers are very interesting and cool… though I really hope some of these brides and grooms manage to get to some kind of pre-marriage course 🙂 I thought I would post them up because it’s interesting.

They are loosely grouped into similar ideas. About a third mentioned commitment, by far the most common response.

Here are the answers to: What is Marriage?


  • Love & Commitment
  • Love, commitment, trust and communication
  • Life together, a commitment between two people to share life together
  • Two soulmates commiting their lives to one another
  • Marriage is when 2 people are in love and want a life together forever
  • Love & commitment
  • A lifetime!
  • Promise to love and commitment
  • A promise
  • A lifetime commitment to one another “always and forever”
  • Lifelong commitment to love one another
  • A commitment to each other forever
  • A promise and commitment
  • Commitment
  • Love, commitment & compromising
  • A commitment to each other
  • Love, commitment & togetherness
  • A lifetime of love and commitment
  • A life time commitment
  • A lifetime shared
  • Lifelong commitment & love
  • A life shared, companionship
  • Lifelong journey of communication and trust
  • A relationship designed to nurture and encourage, built on trust. A promise to care for one another
  • Trust and mutual attraction
  • Relationship between 2 people with mutual interests based on trust and respect
  • Sex every night
  • Unconditional love and understanding (& caring & honesty)
  • Unconditional giving / love from both sides
  • Real love (not what’s in the movies – real life!)
  • Spending the rest of my life with my soul mate, growing, learning, loving
  • Love, happiness, being together as one, a new life
  • Love
  • Being with each other. Showing love
  • Total complimentary completion
  • Marriage is something both of you do
  • Marriage is win win
  • Tolerance
  • Tolerance
  • Companionship
  • Compromise, listening, caring, loving
  • Happy wife, happy life
  • Being in love and wanting to share our lives together… truth, honesty, loyalty, being faithful etc
  • Long term fun
  • Marriage is commitment to each other and loving each other forever
  • Love, happiness & respect. Friendship
  • Trust, friendship, love
  • Hard work
  • 2 becoming one!
  • Lots of laughs. Lots of love… and a few good “discussions” along the way!
  • Getting to spend the rest of your life with the most amazing person you know


  • A covenant made between two people, God and their families. Life long!
  • Love, trust, commitment, honesty
  • A life commitment
  • Commitment
  • Sharing
  • Unity
  • Love
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • The beginning of the best days of your life
  • A friend for life
  • Spending rest of life with best friend
  • Between two people who want to spend a lifetime together
  • A public display of your complete love for your partner
  • Being able to spend time with your best friend and be completely yourself

I’ll put up the responses to the second question in another post.


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