Wedding Quotes

You often need a good quote to put on your wedding invitations, or to include as part of your wedding speech, whether you’re the bride, groom or best man.

We’ve collected together a list of some of the best wedding quotes below. Sometimes other people are just better at expressing themselves than you are. Use that to your advantage.

  • “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.” – Cassandra Clare
  • “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.” – Nicholas Sparks
  • “When love is not madness it is not love.” – Pedro Calderón de la Barca
  • “And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” – Charles Dickens
  • “The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.” – Jane Austen
  • “The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss.” – Jarod Kintz
  • “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ” – Elinor Glyn
  • “I belong to my beloved, and my beloved is mine.” – Jamie McGuire
  • “With my last breath, I’ll exhale my love for you. I hope it’s a cold day, so you can see what you meant to me.
” – Jarod Kintz
  • “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins
  • “One word, frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles
  • “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson
  • “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” ― Oscar Wilde
  • “We loved with a love that was more than love.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare
  • “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” ― John Green
  • “Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.” ― Milan Kundera
  • “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” ― Marilyn Monroe
  • “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” ― Jess C. Scott
  • “You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having.” ― Simone Elkeles
  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope” – Maya Angelou
  • “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart” – Jane Austen
  • “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet” – Katharine Lee Bates
  • “When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • “In short I will part with anything for you but you.” – Mary Wortley Montagu
  • “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “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
  • “You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had” ― Nicholas Sparks
  • “I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.” – Valerie Lombardo
  • “Within you, I lose myself. Without you, I find myself wanting to be lost again.”
  • “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world” ― Bill Wilson
  • “You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever”
  • “You give me hope in my times of trial, joy in my saddest hours and love in all I do.”
  • “My six word love story: I can’t imagine life without you”
  • “If I had to choose between breathing and loving you I would use my last breath to tell you I love you” ― DeAnna Anderson
  • “My love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never.”
  • “By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two together in their sleep will defeat the darkness” ― Pablo Neruda
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”-Mignon McLaughlin
  • “Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” -Maggie Reyes
  • “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
  • “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” – Fawn Weaver
  • “Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received.” -Fawn Weaver
  • “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” -John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • “Enjoy the little things in life… For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” -Kurt Vonnegut
  • “Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend every night of the week.” -Christie Cook
  • “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”
  • “It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” -Thomas Mann
  • “There is only one happiness in life; to love and be loved.” -George Sand
  • “Anywhere with you is better than everywhere without you.”
  • “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
  • “Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.” – Euripides
  • “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” – John Galsworthy
  • “Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.” – Torquato Tasso
  • “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor
Airman Proposal

Ideas for your wedding proposal location

You’ve found someone. You love them. And now you want to get married to them. What’s next? The wedding proposal, of course! There are three pillars of a good proposal, location, jewellery and the words you choose to convince them to say yes. Every girl (or boy) wants a good story to bore your future grandchildren with, so hopefully these ideas could help you out with making sure one of those pillars is taken care of.

Nature-lover

  • On a beach. Of course, this is a very popular one. Walking along the beach, holding hands and watching the sun-rise/sunset… The epitome of romance. And remember, no socks with sandals.
  • On a nature reserve. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and your special someone is in for a very big surprise! Just try and make sure there aren’t any dangerous wild animals nearby.
  • On a dog walk. Man’s best friend could be your only witness to something as lovely as this. Don’t try to attempt to hide the ring in a bag of dog-treats, as that’s just weird.
  • On a picnic. Now this is an idea which allows a little more leeway. Be it in your local park or an isolated field of grass, picnics are ever so romantic (and ever so heavy). Pack the hamper full of goodies. An idea for presenting the ring could be leaving the box on the top part of the hamper, waiting for your partner to open it. Of course, you could always bake it into a pie and hope for the best, but make sure you know the Heimlich manoeuvre, just in case.
  • On a boat trip/canoeing. Unfortunately, canoeing is often too rocky and unstable to contain an excited partner. On top of that, turning round to say ‘yes’ is certainly a hassle. However, a mini-boat trip (speed-boat NOT recommended) can be pleasant, especially if you push the boat out (*cough*) and hire someone else to do all the physical rowing work for you.
  • On top of a mountain. Life is full of challenges. However, climbing a tall mountain is certainly one of them. After you conquer the mountain, tell them something cheesy, like how they’ve ‘conquered your heart’ and then propose to them. Make sure they don’t fall off the top. And if they say no? Well, the journey back down could certainly be a little awkward.

Sporty

  • Sports game. You have a favourite sports team? Be it a shared passion or a playful competition, sports games are certainly one of the most exciting ways to propose. We’re not expecting you to begin on big screens. Indeed, at big games, it’s often too loud to hear your loved one speak – a thumbs up/thumbs down approach doesn’t work too well, either. HOWEVER, if you have a local team and cheerleader squad… they’re usually decent people, willing to do something nice for a fan. Cheerleading team performing a proposal, with you popping out in the middle, doing the splits and holding a ring? Hell yeah.
  • Ice skating. Okay, so maybe don’t do it on the ice, as that could end up with a few broken bones and sliced fingers. However, you usually require assistance to sort out boots. When you finish, bam! Taken by surprise. And on top of that, you’re already on your knees.
  • Tennis match. We’re not expecting Wimbledon, and neither is she. Maybe decide to take up a hobby together, and then conveniently make a challenge someday – ‘If you win, you get a present’ is a bit simple, but we’re sure you’ll come up with something better. You can try and cut a tennis ball in half to use as a box, but that isn’t really necessary. Just try and make sure you don’t store the ring in a pair of sweaty pants.

City-dwellers

  • On top of a tall building. Exciting city skyscraper? Hell yes. Scared of heights? Maybe not.
  • Subway/metro/tube. Now, get well away from those tracks. Maybe the train carriage isn’t the most romantic place to propose, but some of the older stations are truly beautiful, especially in historical cities such as France. You just need to find the right stop to start your new stage in life together. And if you really want to splash out, the Orient Express still provides a level of luxury that would make anyone swoon.
  • Famous restaurant. Special day, special food, special prices. Most famous restaurants are in cities, but they also break the bank. Remember, if they still love you for taking them to a fast-food restaurant, then they’re definitely ‘The One’.

Romantic

  • Restaurants. Much like the previous point, restaurants are a great place to propose. Of course, there are usually other people in the restaurant, so the personal experience might not end up being so personal after all. Best make a meal at home if you truly want to be alone.
  • At the movies. Proposing during a movie isn’t quite the right plan. Proposing at the end? Now that’s more like it. To make it truly special, some cinemas will allow you book out the entire screening, at non-peak times. We recommend a light-hearted comedy or romantic movie. Horrors don’t really get us in the mood.
  • In bed. The Pyjama Proposal. Ha! Maybe, maybe not. Call it romantic, or just call it lazy.
  • The place you first met. Now this is truly a romantic idea. Unless you met in a strip-club…. then, not so much.

Famous places

  • On a holiday. Make it your favourite; make it one to truly remember. Where’s the one place your partner has always wanted to go? Combine that with a surprise proposal for double-bonus points.
  • In a casino. DO NOT gamble the ring. Especially if you’ve already given it to them! High possibility of free drinks after, and the party of your lives.
  • Art gallery. ‘None of these compare to your true beauty’… Ha! Maybe, maybe not. At least you’ll get to be somewhere beautiful, especially if you have a hidden friend to take cute photos.
  • Eiffel Tower. Oh, yawn, how original. Yet, still popular. Don’t just immediately give up on this, or any other obvious famous place. They’re famous for a reason – they make good locations for proposals.
  • London Eye. Unfortunately, the view is usually a disappointment for most that see it. If you’re willing to pay extortionate prices to get into a crowded pod, at least try and make the ring look good.
  • In a castle. Find the right location at the right castle, and this is bound to make them feel like a real princess (or prince).

photo credit: Photo of the Day: Senior Airman proposes via photopin (license)