140+ Wedding Quotes For Any Speech

Looking for the right words to express your feelings on the big day? Turn to these funny, sentimental, or traditional quotes for your vows, toasts, speeches, and more. Whether you want to impart some wisdom or inject a little laughter into your bridal shower toast or best man speech, these wedding quotes will help you get there. Sprinkling in sentiments from world-renowned poets, authors, philosophers, and even beloved movie characters can help take any speech to the next level. And for the wedding couple, remember—right around the corner are your wedding announcements and wedding thank you cards, and don’t forget to shower your grooms and bridesmaids with personalized wedding party gifts that they’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Continue reading below to find a comprehensive list of both short and sweet love and marriage quotes to inspire your own wedding day. Use them as a starting point for your wedding vows, sprinkle them throughout your heartwarming toast, or work them into your wedding decor and custom wedding invitations. Whichever sentiment you choose, it’s bound to hit home and bring a tear to the eyes of all your guests.

Quotes About Love And Marriage

Custom, photo-ready wedding announcements that read Just Married Our collection of over 140 love quotes and sayings will help inspire the best words for you to say. We’ve included funny, inspiring, religious, and heartfelt quotes for any type of vow or speech. You’ll also find some of the best quotes and lyrics found in movies and music. These quotes are perfect to recite during wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and bridal showers to give the best wishes to the happy couple. Once you select the perfect message, write it in your wedding album as a keepsake.

Inspiring Wedding Quotes

Love is inspiring, so why not say so yourself? Tell your loved ones how their relationship with their partner inspires you with one of the beautiful quotes below. Beautiful wedding quotes can really add something extra to your wedding speech, or they can work as a wedding motto you can display either on your personalized wedding invitations and wedding decor signs. These inspiring wedding quotes will remind you of the most powerful commitment that can be made between two people.
Wedding quote that says "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
Wedding quote that says "The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning-but rather as love grows and develops over time."
  • “Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” —Unknown
  • “And I knew exactly how old Walt Disney’s Cinderella felt when she found her prince.” —Elizabeth Young
  • “A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.” —Unknown
  • “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” —Mignon McLaughlin
  • “The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” —William Lyon Phelps
  • “Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” —Zelda Fitzgerald
  • “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” —Albert Einstein
  • “Oh the heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.” —Thomas Moore
  • “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.” —William Shakespeare
  • “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” —J. R. R. Tolkien
  • “Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.” —Unknown
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are.” —Oscar WIlde
  • “You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.” —Nicholas Sparks
  • “True love stories never have endings.” —Richard Bach
  • “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” —Unknown
  • “If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” —Daisaku Ikeda
  • “Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • “What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny Wedding Quotes

Quotes about love and marriage tend to be very romantic and sometimes a bit soppy. Not every couple wants mushy wedding speeches or a soppy toast, so if the newly-weds-to-be love a laugh, a funny wedding toast might be much more reflective of their personalities. If you are a couple who breaks the wedding rules and likes to laugh and joke all the time, then these super funny quotes and sayings are the perfect things for you to include in your wedding speeches or even on your save the date cards.
Wedding quote that says "I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."
Wedding quote that says "I love you more than coffee, but please don't make me prove it."
  • “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” —Erma Bombeck
  • “Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings.” —David Sedaris
  • “Only married people understand you can be miserable and happy at the same time.” —Chris Rock
  • “The groom always smiles proudly because he’s convinced he’s accomplished something quite wonderful. The bride smiles because she’s been able to convince him of it.” —Judith McNaught
  • “A good marriage is like a casserole: only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.” —Unknown
  • “Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning a handspring, or eating with chopsticks: It looks easy until you try it.” —Helen Rowlan
  • “Romance is the icing, but love is the cake.” —Unknown
  • “Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else.” —Jean Kerr
  • “Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there. ” —George Burns
  • “I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it. ” —Elizabeth Evans
  • “All my friends are getting married. I guess I’m just at that age where people give up.” —Amy Schumer
  • “You can’t put a price tag on love. But if you could, I’d wait for it to go on sale.” —Hussein Nishah
  • “I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” —Rita Rudner
  • “Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.” —Jerry Seinfeld
  • “If you can stay in love for more than two years, you’re on something.” —Fran Lebowitz
  • “True love is the greatest thing, in the world, except for a nice MLT — mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.” —The Princess Bride
  • “The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn’t say.” —Alfred Hitchcock
  • “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” —Robert Quillen
  • “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” —Dr. Seuss
  • “An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” —Agatha Christie

Religious Sayings About Love

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These powerful and timeless wedding Bible verses will remind you both of what brought you together, and reaffirm that you’re united not just in your love, but also in your faith. Have these comforting words read aloud at your wedding ceremony, printed on your invitations, or framed on personalized canvas prints in your living room wall for the future. No matter what, they’re bound to leave an imprint in your own hearts, as well as your loved ones’.
Wedding quote that says "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
Wedding quote that says "Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy."
  • “Let brotherly love continue.” —Hebrews 13:1
  • “Is it love that makes the impossible possible? ” —Indian Proverb
  • “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.” —Corinthians 13:7
  • “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’” —Genesis 2:18
  • “For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.” —Isaiah 62:5
  • “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” —Rumi
  • “Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy. ” —Dwight Moody
  • “Love is like a friendship caught on fire.” —Jeremy Taylor
  • “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” —Rumi
  • “I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.” —Javan
  • “When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.” —Joseph Campbell
  • “Love is not something you feel. It is something you do.” —David Wilkerson
  • “Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” —Corinthians 16:13
  • “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” —Corinthians 13:13
  • “I am my beloved and my beloved is mine.” —Song of Solomon 6:3
  • “Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it.” —Swedish Proverb
  • “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.” —Martin Luther
  • “As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.” —Thomas Adams

Wise Wedding Quotes

Personalized wedding napkins that read So This Is Love with hashtag
From famous literary writers to pioneers, we’ve compiled some of the best advice on love and marriage. Whether it’s the father of the bride or another parent who wants to toast their child’s marriage, one of these wise wedding quotes will do the trick. They perfectly emphasize how happy, proud, and touched you are to be part of this important day. Use one of these insightful love quotes as the perfect opening or closing to your speech. These quotes also make fantastic designs for any personalized gifts for the happy couple on their wedding day.
Wedding quote that says "Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."
Wedding quote that says "I would rather share one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone."
  • “When you look for the right person, you always end up with the wrong one. But when you just sit by the corner and wait, he comes along and shares the corner with you.” —Unknown
  • “You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face, but in your heart as well.” —Unknown
  • “Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” —Leo Buscaglia
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss
  • “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” —Mark Twain
  • “You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” —Henry Drummond
  • “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones
  • “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” —János Arany
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” —Mignon McLaughlin
  • “A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.” —Pearl S. Buck
  • “The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.” —Fawn Weaver
  • “In a marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, and enabler rather than a reformer.” —H. Norman Wright
  • “The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make on your wedding day, and over and over again and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband.” —Barbara De Angelis
  • “There is no such thing as a perfect man or a perfect marriage. But the one I have is perfect for me.” —Fawn Weaver
  • “Remember, we all stumble; every one of us. That is why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” —Emily Kimbrough
  • “The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning—but rather as love grows and develops over time.” —Fawn Weaver
  • “A marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s the way you love your partner everyday.” —Barbara De Angelis
  • “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing more.” —Victor Hugo
  • “Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.” —Samuel Richardson
  • “You don’t marry the person you can live with—you marry the person you can’t live without.” —Unknown
  • “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” —Margaret Mitchell
  • “Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.” —Darlene Schacht
  • “Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” —Andre Maurois

Heartfelt Wedding Quotes

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During a wedding, we all get emotional. Get those happy tears flowing with a heartfelt saying about what it means to love and be loved. Writing your own vows can be intimidating. Trying to squeeze your entire heart into just a few lines isn’t easy. It can help to read sample wedding vows that give you an idea of what to include. Read on for a few of the best wedding vow examples that will inspire you when it’s time to write your own.
Wedding quote that says "Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that's exactly where I want to be always."
Wedding quote that says "In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine."
  • “For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” —Rosemonde Gerard
  • “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.” —Roy Croft
  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” —Maya Angelou
  • “Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.” —Fawn Weaver
  • “Two souls with but a single thought; two hearts that beat as one.” —John Keats
  • “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Bronte
  • “Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.” —Robert Browning
  • “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” —A. A. Milne
  • “True love is never blind, but rather brings an added light.” —Phoebe Cary
  • “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” —Maya Angelou
  • “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” —Jane Austen
  • “And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” —Kahlil Gibran
  • “I believe love is always eternal. Even if eternity is only five minutes.” —Sandra Cisneros
  • “Love is not about staring at each other, but staring off in the same direction.” —Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  • “Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.” —Pablo Neruda
  • “My love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never.” —Unknown
  • “We loved with a love that was more than love.” —Edgar Allan Poe
  • “By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what’s still worse, love any woman in the world but her.” —Samuel Richardson
  • “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” —Boris Pasternak
  • “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” —George Eliot

Best Movie Quotes About Love

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It can seem like a nearly impossible task to put all of your feelings about the person you’re marrying into just a few words for your wedding vows. Luckily, screenwriters have done the heavy lifting by writing some of the sweetest things about love. To help you brainstorm your own ceremony exchange, we’re spotlighting some of the most romantic movie quotes of all time.
Wedding quote that says "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
Wedding quote that says "I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love."
  • “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.” —Simone Signoret
  • “Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.” —Vertigo
  • “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” —Good Will Hunting
  • “You make me want to be a better man.” —As Good As It Gets
  • “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” —Moulin Rouge
  • “But the heart’s not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love.” —Her
  • “You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.” —Shakespeare in Love
  • “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —When Harry Met Sally
  • “If you’re thinking of getting married, you might as well learn right now that you have to let women be women.” —Hello, Dolly
  • “Husbands are like wine; they take a long time to mature.” —Letters to Juliet
  • “Sexiness wears thin after a while, and beauty fades. But to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, now that’s a real treat.” —JoAnne Woodward
  • “Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn’t last 22 minutes. It lasts forever.” —Knocked Up
  • “Even a pain in the ass needs someone to take care of them.” —28 Days
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn
  • “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” —Judy Garland
  • “When I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.” —Nights in Rodanthe
  • “Before we met, I was as lost as a person could be and yet you saw something in me that somehow gave me direction again.” —Nights in Rodanthe
  • “You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.” —Gone With the Wind
  • “To me, you are perfect.” —Love Actually
  • “I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love.” —The Vow

Loving Music Lyrics

Considering that lyrics are essentially poetry set to music, it’s no wonder that quotes from love songs are able to convey the most romantic of sentiments. Whether it’s you and your partner’s song or it reminds you of the newlywed’s love for each other, songs are a great way to express what you feel. Use some sweet and swoon-worthy romantic lobe song lyrics below for a heartwarming speech.
Wedding quote that says "Right beside you is where I belong, from this moment on."
Wedding quote that says "To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness."
  • “Email my heart and say our love will never die.” —Britney Spears
  • “Right beside you is where I belong, from this moment on.” —Shania Twain
  • “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” —The Beatles
  • “All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.” —The Beatles
  • “The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.” —Robert Brault
  • “Hey, you remember where we first met? Okay, I don’t remember where we first met. But hey, admittin’ is the first step. And hey, you know ain’t nobody perfect.” —Kanye West
  • “Love you like a fat kid loves cake.” —50 Cent
  • “At last my love has come along, my lonely days are over and life is like a song.” —Etta James
  • “I’m feeling alive and with every breath that I take, I feel like I’ve won. You’re my key to survival.” —Secondhand Serenade
  • “When the darkness rolls in, I’ll be there through thick and thin.” —Hilary Duff
  • “I don’t know where I’d be without you here with me. Life with you makes perfect sense. You’re my best friend.” —Tim McGraw
  • “Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.” —Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.” —The Smiths
  • “So I’m thanking you today because of you I am now me.” —John Butler Trio
  • “I know she’s not perfect but she tries so hard for me. And I thank God that she isn’t ’cause how boring would that be.” —Brad Paisley
  • “But there is not enough time. And there is no, no song I could sing. And there is no combination of words I could say. But I will still tell you one thing. We’re better together.” —Jack Johnson
  • “I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind that I put into words. How wonderful life is, now you’re in the world.” —Elton John
  • “A friend is always good to have, but a lover’s kiss is better than angels raining down at me.” —Dave Matthews Band
  • “To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” —Robert Brault
  • “I’ll never let you down. No matter what you do. If you just walk with me. And let me walk with you.” —Neil Young
  • “Wise men say only fools rush in but I can’t help falling in love with you.” —Elvis
  • “Every breath that is in your lungs is a tiny little gift to me.” —The White Stripes

Wrapping Up

A wedding toast is an opportunity to offer your congratulations to the newlyweds by shining a light on what makes their relationship so special. Guests want to be entertained as you help them know the newly-married couple on a deeper and perhaps different level. Writing just the right wedding speech doesn’t have to be hard, our favorite marriage quotes, love quotes, funny and sentimental quotes can help make speech-writing a breeze. A memorable and meaningful wedding gift idea is to get your favorite one of these quotes printed out, whether in a wedding frame design or printed on a wedding congratulations card.

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