100+ Inspiring Love Quotes for Your Wedding Day

A wedding speech, or wedding message, should always be written from the heart and in your own words. However, if you’re struggling for some inspiration or your words are playing hard-to-get, there’s nothing wrong with taking a few snippets of genius from someone else. You can do this by infusing your speech or message with love quotes or wedding day quotes. 

Love and marriage quotes give ​​profound insights into the beauty and complexities of relationships. They add a touch of timeless wisdom and eloquence to your speech or message, acting as the cherry on top of the cake.

Ready for some inspiration? Check out this post of 110 love quotes for your wedding day. Whether you’re looking for some general love quotes, a heartwarming Disney quote, a quote from a song, or one from a specific book or film — we’ve got you covered.

What makes a good love quote?

A good love quote is anything that touches your heart. If it resonates with your love story, has a specific significance to you and your partner, or simply summarises how you feel perfectly, then it’s a good love quote. 

Our advice is to read lots of different love quotes from different sources. There will be one or two that fill your heart with love or just capture your feelings perfectly. You’ll know them when you read them, and they’re the ones you should pick. 

How can I incorporate quotes about love in my speech or message?

We recommend that you pepper love quotes into your wedding speech, vows, or readings. Due to the short nature of most quotes, they’re not suitable to take the place of wedding vows or readings like love poems can. However, you can sprinkle them throughout a pre-written wedding speech or vows.

Try opening or closing your wedding message with a quote for maximum impact. For example, you could end with something like: “Thank you for listening to my speech today. I’d like to sum everything up with the immortal words of Nicholas Sparks, ‘I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had’. Thank you.”

General love quotes

  1. “Love is friendship that has caught on fire” — Ann Lander
  2. “Love is a force more formidable than any other” — Barbara de Angelis
  3. “Love is bigger than a tsunami, stronger than any fear” — Bethany Hamilto
  4. “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze” — Elinor Glyn
  5. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back” — Barbara de Angelis
  6. “To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven” — Karen Sunde
  7. “I love you” begins by I, but it ends up by you — Charles de Leusse
  8. “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life” — Elizabeth Gilbert
  9. “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love” — Carl Sagan
  10. “Our love cannot be measured, it just is” — John Paul Stevens

Inspirational love quotes

  1. “Where there is love there is life” — Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope” — Maya Angelou
  3. “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” — Plato
  4. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies” — Aristotle
  5. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart” — Helen Keller
  6. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction” -— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  7. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other” — Audrey Hepburn
  9. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive” — Dalai Lama
  10. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage” — Lao Tzu

Love quotes by famous people

  1. “I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. “The real lover is a man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space” — Marilyn Monroe
  3. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness” — Julia Roberts
  4. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other” — Audrey Hepburn
  5. “My blind eyes are desperately waiting for the sight of you” — Richard Burton, in a letter to Elizabeth Taylor
  6. “I would find you in any lifetime” — Kanye West
  7. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me” — Winston Churchill
  8. “I think the perfection of love is that it’s not perfect.” — Emma Stone
  9. “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear” — John Lennon
  10. “Love is a verb. It’s an action requiring your involvement and your active participation” — John Legend

Love quotes from Disney films

  1. “I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you” — John Smith, Pocahontas
  2. “It’s there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you, and I’m home” — Dory, Finding Nemo
  3. “Some people are worth melting for” — Olaf, Frozen
  4. “All at once everything looks different, now that I see you” — Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Tangled
  5. “People do crazy things when they’re in love.” — Meg, Hercules
  6. “You are my greatest adventure.” — Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles
  7. “To infinity and beyond!” — Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story
  8. “Love is not an emotion, it’s a choice” — Maui, Moana
  9. “I wouldn’t have nothing if I didn’t have you.” — Mike Wazowski, Monsters, Inc. 
  10. My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it” – Princess Tiana, The Princess and the Frog

Love quotes from songs

  1. “Love is old, love is new. Love is all, love is you” — The Beatles, Because
  2. “With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew” — The Beatles, Within You Without You
  3. “I could make you happy, make your dreams come true. Nothing that I wouldn’t do. Go to the ends of the Earth for you” — Adele, Make You Feel My Love
  4. “You’re still the one I run to, the one that I belong to, you’re still the one I want for life” — Shania Twain, You’re Still The One
  5. “Cause all you need is love, love. Love is all you need” — The Beatles, Love Is All You Need
  6. “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweetheart” — The Lumineers, Ho Hey
  7. “You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be, and I don’t wanna go home right now.” — Goo Goo Dolls, Iris
  8. “Take my hand, take my whole life too, for I can’t help falling in love with you” — Elvis Presley, Can’t Help Falling in Love
  9. “You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose, I’m winning” — John Legend, All of Me
  10. “And isn’t it just so pretty to think all along there was some invisible string tying you to me?” —  Taylor Swift, Invisible String

Love quotes from plays, theatre shows, and musicals 

  1. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none” — William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well
  2. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”  — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  3. “Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime. Let me lead you from your solitude. Say you need me with you, here beside you. Anywhere you go, let me go too” — The Phantom (Erik), The Phantom of the Opera
  4. “She loves me and to my amazement, I love it, knowing that she loves me” — Georg Nowack, She Loves Me
  5. “Tonight, tonight, I’ll see my love tonight. And for us, stars will stop where they are” — Tony, West Side Story
  6. “Love will stand when all else falls” — Moses, The Prince of Egypt
  7. “Love is like oxygen. Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong” — Christian, Moulin Rouge
  8. “I saw you and the world went away” — Tony, West Side Story
  9. “When someone needs you, you love them so” — Nancy, Oliver!
  10. “Can it be us and only us? And what came before won’t count anymore or matter” — Evan Hansen, Dear Evan Hansen

Love quotes from books

  1. “I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
  2. “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, Winnie The Pooh
  3. “I know I am in love with you because my reality is finally better than my dreams” — Dr. Seuss
  4. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not” — Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
  5. “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  6. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once” — John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  7. “I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  8. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” — Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  9. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought” — Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company
  10. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone” — Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Love quotes from poetry

  1. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides” — David Viscott
  2. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired” — Robert Frost
  3. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  4. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride” — Pablo Neruda
  5. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever” — Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. “Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it” — Rabindranath Tagore
  7. “You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars” — E.E. Cummings
  8. “If my lover were a comet hung in air, I would braid my leaping body in his hair” — Djuna Barnes
  9. “Love is not consolation. It is light” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. “Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation” — Rabindranath Tagore

Love quotes from films

  1. “You had me at ‘hello'” — Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire
  2. “Storm clouds may gather and stars may collide, but I love you until the end of time” — Christian, Moulin Rouge
  3. “What I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are” — Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s Diary
  4. “To me, you are perfect” — Mark, Love Actually
  5. “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is” — Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump
  6. “I think I’d miss you even if we never met” — Kat Ellis, The Wedding Date
  7. “A marriage is a promise. With the ceremony and ring, you’re saying to one another, ‘Every experience I am going to have, I want to experience with you'” — Diane Keaton, The Big Wedding
  8. “You’re my air” — Dre, Brown Sugar
  9. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard, and we’re gonna have to work at this every day. But I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Every day” — Noah Calhoun, The Notebook

Love quotes from TV shows

  1. “It’s you. It’s always been you” — Fitz Grant, Scandal
  2. “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” — Chandler Bing, Friends
  3. “You’re my one in five billion” — Fox Mulder, The X-Files
  4. “Some love stories aren’t epic novels. Some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love” — Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
  5. “I love our story. Sure, it’s messy, but it’s the story that got us here” — Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother
  6. “I love you, in a really, really big pretend-to-like-your-taste-in-music, let-you-eat-the-last-piece-of-cheesecake, hold-a-radio-over-my-head-outside-your-window, unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you” -— Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
  7. “I love you and I like you” — Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
  8. “I love you more than words, and I am a big fan of words” — Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  9. “You are the love of my life. Everything I have and everything I am is yours” — Chuck Bass, Gossip Girl
  10. “I love you even when you’re sick and look disgusting” — Jim Halpert, The Office

Love quotes from the Bible

  1. “We love because He first loved us” — 1 John 4:19
  2. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves” — Romans 12:10
  3. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs” — 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
  4. “Let all that you do be done in love” — 1 Corinthians 16:14
  5. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins” — 1 Peter 4:8
  6. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” — 1 John 4:16-18
  7. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love” — John 15:9-10
  8. Do everything in love” — 1 Corinthians 16:14
  9. Above all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly” — Colossians 3:14
  10. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves” — Romans 12:9-10

The bottom line on wedding love quotes 

Love quotes are a timeless way to express your feelings and show your partner what your big day means to you. Or, if you’re a guest, they’re a lovely way to share well-wishes with the couple and inspire them about their marriage. 

Don’t think you’re being un-original or cliché by using these quotes. Instead, use them to inspire your wedding speech or message and connect your personal vows to a broader, shared understanding of love. Everyone loves hearing familiar quotes in a speech, and you could even use it as an inside joke with your new spouse or guests. For example, using a quote from your favourite book, film, or TV show will no doubt put a smile on their face. 

So, feel free to use love and marriage quotes in your wedding speech or message. Embrace the timeless nature of the phrases and pepper them throughout your speech or message like the seasoning in a good dish.

If you need some more guidance, read our post featuring 15 romantic and inspiring love poems, or browse our wedding speech examples to help you craft the perfect wedding speech. 

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