WEDDING is an event, not marriage. Marriage is rather a life-long affair! You get done with the wedding in a matter of 24 hours, but what happens ‘after’ that one day event, is what we call ‘marriage’.
Marriage is called an institution because you ‘learn’ here – you learn to let go of your ego for the sake of your relationship, you learn to be loving, caring and affectionate, you learn to be a family man/woman, you learn to raise kids, you make mistakes, you learn from them! You learn to let go of things just for the sake of love. You learn to be a role-model to your children, and you learn to be together – no matter what. You learn to stick with each other through your thick and thins, you learn to ‘ignore’ the flaws, and embrace the qualities! You learn to motivate your partner to do better in life, and you learn a lot of other things like – cooking, cleaning, being responsible, making the whole family stick together despite the differences! You get to be everything in one life – a chef, a doctor, a cleaner, a dishwasher, a lover, a parent, a sibling, a partner and even a referee (if you have two kids!)