Wedding Poems and Quotations – Love Quotes and Wedding Verses for Speeches, Vows and Wedding Day Gifts

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Wedding quotations can make a statement with eloquence, humour or sentiment that everyone relates to and understands.

 Wedding quotations can be used:

  • During the wedding ceremony by the bride and groom
  • During the best man’s speech and in wedding toasts
  • As an inscription on personalised wedding gifts
  • On the wedding invitations and programs or inside of a wedding card

Wedding Quotations for the Bride and Groom

 The bride and groom might use quotations to express their feelings and convey how much they love, honour and cherish each other through quotes such as these:

  •  “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
  • ” I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – W.B. Yeats
  •  “I love you Not for what you are But for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft
  •  “If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.” – Anonymous

 Wedding Quotations for the Best Man’s Speech

Wedding quotations such as the following ones might be used for toasts or during the best man’s speech to engage the audience:

  • “Marriages are made in heaven. But, remember, so are thunder and lightning.” Anonymous
  • “When you meet someone who can cook and do housework – don’t hesitate a minute – marry him.” – Anonymous
  • “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
  • “A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.” – Andre Maurois
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  •  “In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums.” – Douglas Jerrold
  • “Marriage is the mother of the world and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities, and churches, and heaven itself.” – Dr Jeremy Taylor
  • “Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, long continuance, and increasing, hourly joys be still upon you!” – William Shakespeare
  • “You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” – Kahil Gibran
  •  “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
  •  “Grace and remembrance be to you both.” – William Shakespeare

 Wedding Quotes to Inscribe on Personalised Gifts

Quotations that might be used for wedding inscriptions:
“To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish to death do us part.” – Book of Common Prayer

”Two human loves make one divine.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Famous love and wedding quotations add a special, personal touch to gifts.

  •  Love Quotes such as these ones can enhance and add a personal touch to gifts:
    “A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.” – Dean Stanley
  • “To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  • “There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.” – I Corinthians 13:13

Wedding Quotations for Invitations, Programs or Cards 

Quotes and verses can be added to wedding invitations, cards or programs to express the sentiment of the Big Day:

  • “Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.” – Franz Joseph von Munch-Bellinghausen
  • “Happiness is to love and to be loved.” – Anonymous
  • “Love is not finding someone to live with, It’s finding someone you can’t live without.” – Rafael Ortiz
  • “Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.” – Goethe
  • “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.” – Karen Sunde

Use imagination and creativity when using wedding quotations; choose the ones that reflect the bride and groom and their interests to make the strongest impact on the couple’s wedding day.


  • Knowles, E. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. OUP Oxford 2004
  • Andrews, R. The New Penguin Dictionary of Quotations. Penguin 2006

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