125 Heartfelt Wedding Quotes

Your wedding day is an event you’ll never want to forget. From saying your vows to watching those closest to you share touching remarks, there are so many memories in the making. Whether you’re the bride or groom looking for a heartfelt quote, or the maid of honor hoping to encourage some laughs, we have you covered.

Our collection of over 100 wedding quotes and sayings will inspire you when writing memorable vows or a toast honoring the newlyweds. The helpful filters allow you to sort through quotes from a variety of movies, books and music, according to the mood you want to set.

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Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.


And I knew exactly how old Walt Disney's Cinderella felt when she found her prince.

Elizabeth Young

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.


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

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face, but in your heart as well.


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

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

For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

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

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

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.

Robert Brault

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.


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 recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Maya Angelou

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that's exactly where I want to be always.

Fawn Weaver

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

János Arany

Two souls with but a single thought; two hearts that beat as one.

Friedrich Halm

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

You don't marry the person you can live with—you marry the person you can't live without.


Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain

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

Being someone's first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.


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

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

The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.

William Lyon Phelps

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.


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.

Henry Ford

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

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

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

Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 13:1

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

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

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

As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.

Thomas Adam

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.

Martin Luther

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

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

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.


What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

Andre Maurois

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

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

True love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

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.


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

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 ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn't say.

Alfred Hitchcock

An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.

Agatha Christie

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

Erma Bombeck

A good marriage is like a casserole: only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.


Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning a handspring, or eating with chopsticks: It looks easy until you try it.

Helen Rowlan

To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing more.

Victor Hugo

You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

Margaret Mitchell

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

Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never.


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

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

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

—J. R. R. Tolkien

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.

Robert Brault

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.


When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

Joseph Campbell

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

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.

Simone Signoret

Love is not something you feel. It is something you do.

David Wilkerson

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

Marriage is like a tense, unfunny, version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It last forever.

Knocked Up

Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.


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 should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.

Gone With the Wind

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

Even a pain in the ass needs someone to take care of them.

28 Days

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 Cutler 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

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

All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.

The Beatles

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

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

Email my heart and say our love will never die.

Britney Spears

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.


You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

Shakespeare in Love

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.


Every breath that is in your lungs is a tiny little gift to me.

The White Stripes