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The Best Wedding Quotes For Your Wedding Day Speeches

So you’ve been asked to make a speech at your besties wedding and the pressure is on. But don’t freak out! Just do your research and you will soon come up with some inspirational wedding quotes to include in your speech on the big day. People want three things: to be entertained, educated or inspired. Choosing the right quotes to incorporate into your wedding day speech can do all three of these! And to help you out, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite wedding quotes. And don’t be afraid to use a little humour! Because everyone loves a good laugh during the wedding speech. And you might find a few quotes that inspire a few tears too. So, grab a coffee or a wine (let’s face it, wine is way better!) and read below to find the perfect wedding quotes to make your speech a huge success.

My Favourite Wedding Quotes Of The Year

1. “Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”- Unknown

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

3. “What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

5. “Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.” – Unknown

6.  “Where there is love there is life.” –  Mahatma Gandhi

7. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” –    Elizabeth Gilbert

8. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”  – Unknown

9. “If I get married, I want to be very married.” – Audrey Hepburn

10. “A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.” – Unknown

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

12. “You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.” – Nicholas Sparks

13. “Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings.” – David Sedaris

14. “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.

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

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16. “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

17.  “If I had a flower for every time thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson

18. “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

19. “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, Me: Stories of My Life

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

22. “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

23. “You had me at ‘Hello’” – Jerry Maguire

24. “Romance is the glamor which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn

25. “Is it love that makes the impossible possible? ” – Indian Proverb

26. “I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.” – Javan

27. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

28. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” –  Andre Marois

29. “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” – E.E. Cummings

30. “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.” – Julia Child

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31. “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell

32. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss

33. “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, True Love

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

35.  “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

36. “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

37.  “My husband and I have never considered divorce … murder sometimes, but never divorce.”  –  Dr. Joyce Brothers

38.  “The most important four words for a successful marriage: “I’ll take out the garbage.” – Anonymous

39. “I promise not to keep score, even if I am totally winning.” – Unknown

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40. “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, The History of Love

41. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” –  Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Airman’s Odyssey

42. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”  – David Viscott

43. “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” –  Mother Teresa

44. “I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.” – The Wedding Date

45. “You don’t marry the person you can live with—you marry the person you can’t live without.” – Unknown

46. “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

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

48. “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 The Fellowship of the Rings

49. “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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50. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – The Beatles, The End

51. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle, philosopher

52. “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

53. “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” – Hitch

54. “When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I’m home.” – Dory, Finding Nemo

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55. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by the imagination.” – Voltaire

56. “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

57. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer

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

59. “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

60. “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.” – Rumi

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And finally, the last of my favourite wedding quotes are:

61. “Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.” – Vertigo

62. “Love is not something you feel. It is something you do.” – David Wilkerson

63. “Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” – Leo Buscaglia

64. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

65. “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

About Alison

Alison Cooke Photography is a Brisbane wedding, portrait and newborn photographer and an award-winning member of the AIPP with over 20 years experience in the wedding, family and newborn portrait industry. Alison is also a communications specialist, writer and freelance public relations specialist. You can view more communications work here.

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