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The Best Wedding Quotes

Our collection of The Best Wedding Quotes provides notable insights for wedding programs, cards, bridal showers, and more.

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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.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

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4.) If I get married, I want to be very married.
Audrey Hepburn

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.
Irish Proverb

7.) It is such happiness when good people get together – and they always do.
Jane Austen

8.) Marriage is love personified.
Phoenix Flame

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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.
Nicholas Sparks

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.
Criss Jami

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.
Joanne Woodward

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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Wedding Sayings

13.) I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
Lord Byron

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.
Robert Frost

15.) Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.

16.) Happiness [is] only real when shared.
Jon Krakauer

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.
André Maurois

20.) A great marriage is not when the perfect couple comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Dave Meurer

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21.) Marriage — a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.
Beverly Nichols

22.) A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Robert Quillen

23.) Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.
Erma Bombeck

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.
Joseph Campbell

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.
John Lennon

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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.
Will Ferrell

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.
Janet Periat

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.
Rita Rudner

34.) Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.
Joseph Barth

35.) Husbands and wives are irritating. But without them, who would we blame for misplacing our socks? 
Janet Periat

36.) The most important four words for a successful marriage: I’ll do the dishes.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

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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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

41.) Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.
Jennifer Smith

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.
Ogden Nash

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.
Christie Cook

48.) They gave each other a smile with a future in it.
Ring Lardner

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Wedding Bell Blues Sayings

49.) Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Richard Needham

53.) What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.
Leo Tolstoy

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.
Irish Proverb

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.
Tom Mullen

58.) May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
Irish Proverb

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.
Elizabeth Young

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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.
Franz Schubert

63.) A good husband makes a good wife.
John Florio

64.) When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
Helen Gahagan

65.) A wedding anniversary is a celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
Paul Sweeney

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.
Fawn Weaver

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.
Darlene Schacht

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Heartfelt Wedding Quotes

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

71.) A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
Andre Maurois

72.) Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different, and each one is beautiful.
Maggie Reyes

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.
Fawn Weaver

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?
George Eliot

75.) Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald

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.
The Vow

80.) It feels like how love should be. Floating through a dark blue sky.
Notting Hill

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

Beautiful Quotes for Your Big Day

82.) Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. While loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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.
Maya Angelou

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.
J. Sterling

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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

88.) When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
Arrigo Boito

89.) I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.
Leo Christopher

Romantic Quotes for your Special Day

90.) I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.
Pablo Neruda

91.) 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

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.
Maya Angelou

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.
Darlene Schacht

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96.) Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
John Keats

97.) True love is never blind but rather brings an added light.
Phoebe Cary

98.) Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
E.E. Cummings

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.
Nicole Krauss

100.) My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my love to marry me.
Winston Churchill

101.) For you see, each day, I love you more today more than yesterday, and less than tomorrow.
Rosemonde Gerard

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.
William Shakespeare

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.
Judith McNaught

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.
Helen Rowland

107.) Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.
Jerry Seinfeld

108.) If you can stay in love for more than two years, you’re on something.
Fran Lebowitz

109.) A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Robert Quillen

110.) Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

111.) You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time… Husband!
Bill Maher

Humorous Takes

112.) In Hollywood, a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
Rita Rudner

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.
Jerry Seinfeld

114.) I was married for a short time. Just long enough to realize all those comedians weren’t joking.
Daniel Lybra

115.) Marriage is very difficult. Marriage is like a five-thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle, all sky.
Cathy Ladman

116.) I know a man who thinks marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition, which convinces us that he doesn’t understand women or percentages.
Henny Youngman

117.) He tricked me into marrying him. He told me he was prenant.
Carol Leifer

Final Thoughts

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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