Wedding Quotes

Unless you’re having a prescribed sort of religious wedding that follows a church’s liturgy, you’re likely helping to write out your vows and maybe even more for your big day. That can feel overwhelming. So, as usual, we’re here to help. We’ve researched a wide variety of wedding quotes. We’ll be plucking from everything! Films, literature, poetry, songs. We’re putting together a collection you can pick and choose from.

Keep in mind, too, that you could use these wedding quotes — sometimes funny, sometimes tear-jerky-y  — not just for your ceremony. You could use them for everything from your website, your invitations, your programs, or wherever you want or need words. (Maybe you need help writing a speech; we’ve written about that right here.)

Remember this above all else: your wedding is for you. So regardless of whether Aunt Sally thinks quoting the Lord of the Rings during your ceremony is silly, it’s not if that’s what brings meaning for you.

Wedding quotes

Let’s start with some love quotes from Movies

To start, um, we’re not saying, you know, that you should just copy the words from these two guys for your vows, but, well, the writers of this show are sooooooooo good… (Who doesn’t love both those characters!?)

  • “When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I’m home.” Finding Nemo
  • “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
  • “I can’t remember anything without you.” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • “People do fall in love. People do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance that anyone’s got for true happiness.” Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • “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 want the moon? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.” It’s a Wonderful Life
  • “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is make my way here to you.” Bridges of Madison County
  • “I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours.” Sense and Sensibility
  • “I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” Dirty Dancing

Quotes from Songs

  • “So tell me when you look in my eyes, can you share all the pain and happy times? ‘Cause I will love you for the rest of my life.” Pink
  • “Your love is better than ice cream.” Sarah McLachlan
  • “Take me to your heart, for it’s there that I belong.” Elvis
  • “Man, oh, man, you’re my best friend. I scream it to the nothingness. There ain’t nothing that I need. Home, let me come home, home is wherever I’m with you.” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
  • “At last…my love has come along. My lonely days are over. And life is like a song.” Etta James
  • “Hit me like a ray of sun burning through my darkest night. You’re the only one that I want. Think I’m addicted to your light.” Beyonce
  • “Beating out of my chest, my heart is holding onto you… From the moment I knew, from the moment I knew.” Sara Bareilles
  • “My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue; all’s well that ends well to end up with you.” Taylor Swift

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Quotes from Literature and Poems

  • “We loved with a love that was more than love.” Edgar Allan Poe
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” Hermann Hesse
  • “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” Leo Tolstoy
  • “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Brontë
  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
  • “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” Oscar Wilde
  • “Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.” J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  • “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart). I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling).” E. E. Cummings, I Carry Your Heart With Me
  • “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • “There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But who wants easier?” Mary Oliver

Funny Wedding Quotes

  • “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” Dr. Seuss
  • “Look, you want to know what marriage is really like? Fine. You wake up, she’s there. You come back from work, she’s there. You fall asleep, she’s there. You eat dinner, she’s there. You know? I mean, I know that sounds like a bad thing, but it’s not.” Everybody Loves Raymond
  • “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.” Robert Fulghum
  • “A good friend just told me that the key to a successful marriage was to argue naked.” LeAnn Rimes

Quotes from Celebrities

  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn
  • “Happiness is anyone and anything at all, that’s loved by you.” Charlie Brown (Because yes, he’s a “celebrity,” for sure.)
  • “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 has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” Katharine Hepburn
  • “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo. But you want someone who’ll help you catch the bus.” Oprah
  • “Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.” Ice-T
  • “If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life” Cher
  • “In love, one and one are one.” Jean-Paul Sartre
  • “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” Agatha Christie

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Love Quotes from Wisdom Traditions

  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
  • “Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • “It is love that makes the impossible, possible.” Indian Proverb
  • “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Rumi
  • “Love is a consistent passion to give. Not a meek, persistent hope to receive.” Krishna
  • “In true love, you attain freedom.” Thich Nhat Hanh

We’ll end with one of the greatest love poets of all times to round out your wedding quotes.

Check out more of his work here if this one speaks to you:

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you directly, without problems or pride: I love you
like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you, so close that your
hand upon my chest is mine, so close that your eyes close with my dreams.

Pablo Neruda, One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII

And as always, we’d love to hear from you. Did you use any great wedding quotes? Please share!

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