Our collection of The Best Wedding Quotes provides notable insights for wedding programs, cards, bridal showers, and more.
When you want to wish the best of married life to a happy couple, some of these quotes might work well with your message.
Here are some of the best wedding quotes that you can share with your to-be-spouse or friend who is about to get married to make them feel special!
Thoughtful Wedding Quotes
1.) A marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s the way you love your partner every day.
Barbara De Angelis
2.) A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
3.) Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
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4.) If I get married, I want to be very married.
5.) By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will become happy, and if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher.
6.) May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home.
7.) It is such happiness when good people get together – and they always do.
8.) Marriage is love personified.
9.) So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me… every day.
10.) To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment, become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.
11.) Sexiness wears thin after a while, and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.
12.) Marriage is an authentic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity–everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul.
Sir Thomas Moore
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13.) I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
14.) Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together, wing to wing and oar to oar.
15.) Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.
16.) Happiness [is] only real when shared.
17.) Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
I Corinthians 13:7
18.) When a wife has a good husband, it is easily seen in her face.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
19.) A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
20.) A great marriage is not when the perfect couple comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
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21.) Marriage — a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.
22.) A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
23.) Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.
24.) One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Honore de Balzac
25.) Some relationships are like Tom and Jerry; they argue and disagree all the time, but they still can’t live without each other.
26.) Weddings remind us that our lives have meaning and that love is the strongest bond, the happiest joy, and the loveliest healing we can ever experience.
Daphne Rose Kingma
27.) Marriage is not a simple love affair, it’s an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one.
28.) This relationship is the vessel wherein is nurtured the life force of both individuals whereby they create the future of the human race in body and thought.
L. Ron Hubbard
29.) To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
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Funny Wedding Quotes
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30.) Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.
31.) Marriage is just a fancy word for adopting an overgrown male child who cannot be handled by his parents anymore.
32.) Why do married people live longer than single people? I think it’s because married people make a special effort to live longer than their partner—just so they can have the last word.
33.) I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
34.) Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
35.) Husbands and wives are irritating. But without them, who would we blame for misplacing our socks?
36.) The most important four words for a successful marriage: I’ll do the dishes.
37.) There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep the house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
38.) Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other and brings fruition to both of you.
Millicent Carey McIntosh
39.) You make me happier than I ever thought I could be, and if you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.
40.) A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.
41.) Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.
42.) The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt which can only be discharged through all eternity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
43.) To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.
44.) A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.
Anne Taylor Fleming
45.) A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
Rainer Maria Rilke
46.) Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
Franz Joseph von Munch-Bellinghausen
47.) Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend every single night of the week.
48.) They gave each other a smile with a future in it.
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49.) Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
50.) Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
51.) The goal in marriage is not to think alike but to think together.
Robert C Dodds
52.) You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.
53.) What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
54.) The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
Sir Harold George Nicolson
Inspirational Wedding Quotes
55.) May joy and peace surround you, and contentment latches your door. And happiness be with you now—and bless you evermore.
56.) No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is not saying.
57.) Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.
58.) May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
59.) The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
Barbara De Angelis
60.) The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
Happy Wife, Happy Life
61.) A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne
62.) Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
63.) A good husband makes a good wife.
64.) When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
65.) A wedding anniversary is a celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Words of Wisdom
66.) The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.
67.) When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
68.) What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
69.) Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.
Heartfelt Wedding Quotes
70.) There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
71.) A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
72.) Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different, and each one is beautiful.
73.) The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little extra every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.
74.) 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 silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?
75.) Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Sweet Quotes From Movies
76.) 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
77.) The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more. That plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
78.) Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.
William Goldman, The Princess Bride
79.) 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.
80.) It feels like how love should be. Floating through a dark blue sky.
81.) 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
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82.) Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. While loving someone deeply gives you courage.
83.) In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
84.) The older you get, the more you realize that it isn’t about the material things or pride or ego. It’s about our hearts and who they beat for.
85.) The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.
William Lyon Phelps
86.) There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau
87.) To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering& that can border on miraculous.
88.) When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
89.) I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.
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90.) I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.
91.) For it was not into my ear, you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
92.) Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
93.) Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
94.) The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.
William Lyon Phelps
95.) Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.
One True Love
96.) Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
97.) True love is never blind but rather brings an added light.
98.) Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
99.) Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
100.) My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my love to marry me.
101.) For you see, each day, I love you more today more than yesterday, and less than tomorrow.
102.) Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
103.) Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.
Funny Marriage Quotes
104.) 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.
105.) A good marriage is like a casserole: only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.
106.) Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning a handspring, or eating with chopsticks: It looks easy until you try it.
107.) Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.
108.) If you can stay in love for more than two years, you’re on something.
109.) A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
110.) Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
111.) You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time… Husband!
112.) In Hollywood, a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
113.) Marriage is like a game of chess, except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke, and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.
114.) I was married for a short time. Just long enough to realize all those comedians weren’t joking.
115.) Marriage is very difficult. Marriage is like a five-thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle, all sky.
116.) I know a man who thinks marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition, which convinces us that he doesn’t understand women or percentages.
117.) He tricked me into marrying him. He told me he was prenant.
Marriage is probably the most important relationship in a person’s life. A wedding is the coming together of not just two people but two families and their friends and relatives. Besides its social importance, marriage has natural and universal importance.
Philosophers and great men and women have always said great things about the institution of marriage. Weddings are associated with true love, best friends, and longevity in this lasting relationship.
Best wishes to all married couples – may you experience a lifetime of love.
By Liz Olson
Liz is a poet and writer based in Minneapolis.
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