120 Wedding Quotes that Celebrate Love, Friendship, and Marriage

The following wedding quotes on love, friendship, and marriage are sure to inspire you on your big day. 

Your wedding is a day you’ve probably been planning in some aspect for years.

Maybe you even started your Wedding Pinterest Board before you’d met your Mr. or Mrs. Right.

And why not?

Your wedding will be one of the most unforgettable days in your life.

There is so much to plan, from the flowers and the venue to the speeches and the vows—it’s easy to get caught in the midst of planning and forget what marriage is really about. 

So, whether you’ve already found that special someone or if you’re still looking for that one person to spend the rest of your life with, let these wedding quotes inspire you on your big day.

Wedding quotes about falling in love

As you plan for your wedding day, these quotes will remind you to focus on the love of your life.

1. “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

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2. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” — Mignon McLaughlin

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3. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” — Albert Einstein

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4. “Wise men say only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you.” — Elvis

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5. “It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and suddenly, you can’t remember how you lived without them.” — Anurag Prakash Ray

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6. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” — Albert Einstein

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Wedding quotes to inspire a successful marriage

Hopefully, the wedding quotes below will inspire you to celebrate the love in your life. 

7. “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.” — Ann Landers

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8. “Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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9. “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

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10. “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

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11. “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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12. “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

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13. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” — Robert Quillen

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14. “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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15. “In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.” — William Penn

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Wedding quotes that celebrate love

Celebrate your love and wedding day with the following quotes.

16. “True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach

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17. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss

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18. “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

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19. “Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.” — Sam Levenson

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20. “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

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21. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” — Edgar Allan Poe

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

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23. “You are my greatest adventure.” — UP

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24. “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” — The Great Gatsby

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25. “Who, being loved, is poor?” — Oscar Wilde

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26. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor

27. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” — Angelita Lim

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28. “Where there is love, there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Wedding quotes that will make you chuckle

Take a break from planning for your wedding day and laugh along with these quotes.

29. “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

30. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” — Erma Bombeck

31. “Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning a handspring, or eating with chopsticks: It looks easy until you try it.” — Helen Rowland

32. “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

33. “The ideal husband understands every word his wife doesn’t say.” — Alfred Hitchcock

Wedding quotes about being in love forever

Embrace forever love with the following quotes about love.

34. “I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

35. “Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.” — Fawn Weaver

36. “Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.” — Robert Browning

37. “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

38. “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

39. “I want all of you, forever. You and me, every day.” — The Notebook

40. “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.” — Friends

Wedding Quotes on Marriage

Celebrate the lasting commitment of marriage with these quotes about love and marriage.

41. “The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” — William Lyon Phelps

42. “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

43. “If I get married, I want to be very married.” — Audrey Hepburn

44. “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” — Jennifer Smith

45. “Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.” — Zig Ziglar

46. “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” — Paul Sweeney

47. “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” — Simone Signoret

48. “Marriage is a risk; I think it’s a great and glorious risk, as long as you embark on the adventure in the same spirit.” — Cate Blanchett

49. “Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” — Harville Hendrix

50. “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” — Mark Twain

More wedding quotes and sayings

Your wedding day is only the beginning and these quotes show why your marriage is what really matters.

51. “Loving someone doesn’t mean that you only care for them when you feel like it. It means that you forgive them when they mess up.” — Carole Matthews

52. “Marriage is the beginning of love for your spouse, not the result of it.” — Shannon L. Alder

53. “You shouldn’t marry someone you thought you could live with; you should marry someone you thought you couldn’t live without.” — Carole Matthews

54. “Love isn’t just doing what’s right for you but acting selflessly for the benefit of everyone else’s equality.” — Katrina Majkut

55. “Marriage is not essential to the contentment, the dignity, or the happiness of woman.” — Catharine Maria Sedgwick

56. “Marriage is not the beginning of the journey, nor the end – it is the journey.” — Carew Papritz

57. “I married a man who was as much a part of me as my own soul.” — C.J. English

58. Weddings are never about the bride and groom; weddings are public platforms for dysfunctional families.” — Lisa Kleypas

59. “It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.” — Jane Austen

60. “Love is not a flower that fades with a few fleeting years. Love is a choice wedded to action, my husband, and I choose you, and I will choose you every day for the rest of my life.” — Brent Weeks

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Wedding quotes that are truly relatable

If you’re married or planning for your wedding, you may relate with the following quotes.

61. “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

62. “I take thee… to be my awful wedded husband.” ― Susan Elizabeth Phillips

63. “Marriage is a partnership, not a democracy.” ― Nicholas Sparks

64. “A wedding is an event, but marriage is a life.” ― Myles Munroe

65. “Every bride is beautiful. It’s like newborn babies or puppies. They can’t help it.” ― Emme Rollins

66. “The thrill of falling in love is often the thrill of being loved; the thrill of marriage is the thrill of loving someone for the rest of your life. Each day – and year – that passes is a triumph of this act of loving.” ― Susan Waggoner

67. “Marriage is not kick-boxing, it’s salsa dancing.” ― Amit Kalantri

68. “Like most girls, her imagination carried her just as far as the altar and no further.” ― Margaret Mitchell

69. “Rituals remind us we’re connected to each other — to history. We need to honour them. And weddings can be beautiful without being expensive.” ― Gemma Reeves

70. “What a terrifyingly beautiful thought that you are the beginning of forever. I love you, and life for me has just begun.”
― Kamand Kojouri

Romantic Wedding Quotes to Share With Your Partner

Planning a wedding can be stressful, so use these quotes to focus on how much you love your partner.

71. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” — Martin Luther

72. “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” ― Stephanie Perkins

73. “The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.” — Charles de Leusse

74. “There is only one happiness in life: To love and be loved.” — George Sand

75. “The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” — Rick Warren

76. “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

77. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde

78. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

79. “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

80. “I have, for the first time, found what I can truly love. I have found you.” — Charlotte Bronte

Wedding Quotes That Will Make You Embrace Your Union

These quotes will help you further connect with the love of your life on your wedding day.

81. Sit by me, my beloved, and listen to my heart; smile, for your happiness is a symbol of our future.” ― Khalil Gibran

82. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” ― Khalil Gibran

83. “Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility.” ― Anne Hathaway

84. “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” ― Leo Tolstoy

85. “Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.” ― Charles Caleb Colton

86. If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.” ― Katharine Hepburn

87. “In marriage, every day you love, and every day you forgive. It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness.” ― Bill Moyers

88. “A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.” ― Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

89. “But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.” ― Walter Raleigh

90. “I think a lot of people who feel as though they desperately want to be married oftentimes simply desperately want to have a wedding.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

Funny Wedding Quotes That Will Make You Smile

Enjoy these funny quotes about weddings and the big day.

91. “I always cry at weddings; they’re beautiful, and I’m always moved.” ― Jennifer Westfeldt

92. “In a happy marriage, it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.” ― Gerald Brenan

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93. “A married couple that plays cards together is just a fight that hasn’t started yet.” ― George Burns

94. “The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.” ― Janet Street-Porter

95. “Personally, I’m an advocate for short engagements. Long sometimes means there is a reason for it. Two years engaged and no wedding… I’d be upset.” ― Emily Blunt

96. “Our dog died from licking our wedding picture.” ― Phyllis Diller

97. “Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her.” ― Helen Rowland

98. “When I get married, it’ll be no secret.” ― Elvis Presley

99. “I always envisioned myself having a traditional and elegant wedding.” ― Ivanka Trump

100. “Wedded love is founded on esteem.” ― Elijah Fenton

Wedding Day Quotes For the Eventful Occasion

Your wedding day is an enormous deal—and these wedding day quotes will help you with everything from captioning your beautiful photos on Instagram to calming your nerves.

101. “Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Planning a wedding ought to be the most unforgettable experience of your life. Besides, you will start a brand-new adventure shared with the one you love.” — Lisa Grisham

102. “I hope you’ve taken a few weeks—or at least a few moments—to bask in your newly engaged love bubble before diving headfirst down the rabbit hole of wedding planning.” — Jessica Bishop

103. “Planning a beautiful, meaningful destination wedding on your own is hardly an impossible task. All you need is some inspiration and great organizational skills!” — Shelly Hagen

104. “Your wedding is going to be about both you and your partner, so it’s important that you feel like you both are getting what you want out of it.” — Sophie Clark

105. “One conclusion is inevitable. Marriage, between a man and woman, is the foundation of all human societies.” — Gary Chapman

106. “Validating couples seem to be good friends who value the “we-ness” of their marriage over their individual goals and values.” — John Gottman

107. “Marriage is the only game of chance in a town where both players can win or both lose.” — H. Norman Wright

108. “I will not remember what my wedding looked like, but I will remember what it felt like.” — Devon Havens

109. “Your wedding day is the one occasion that can bring those closest and dearest to you together to celebrate yours and your partner’s commitment to marriage.” — Charlotte O’Shea

110. “The roses, lilies, and orchids will be gorgeous. We have everything under control. Your wedding will be perfect.” — Melissa Foster

Wedding Day Quotes for a Magical Day

A few more quotes to prepare for the big day and the rest of your life!

111. “Two souls with but a single thought; two hearts that beat as one.” — John Keats

112. “For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch!” — The Knot

113. “A happy marriage is a long conversation, which always seems too short.” — André Maurois

114. “Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition.” — The Knot

115. “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” — Tom Mullen

116. “The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning—but rather as love grows and develops over time.” — Fawn Weaver

117. “We were married for better or worse. I couldn’t have done better, and she couldn’t have done worse.” — Henry Youngman

118. “Always get married in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.” — Mickey Rooney

119. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three-meals-a-day and remembering to carry the trash out.” — Joyce Brothers

120. “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

Which of these wedding quotes inspires you the most?

Whether you are getting ready to tie the knot, are already married, or haven’t reached that chapter of your life yet, you know that your wedding is an experience you’ll remember forever.

It is a joy to find a companion to share life with and to celebrate your love with friends and family on your big day.

More importantly, the marriage you build after your wedding will become one of the greatest adventures you ever have.

Were you moved by any of these wedding quotes and sayings?

Which quote was your favorite?

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