Creative Wedding Quotes

There are many ways to add a creative, nontraditional touch to your wedding with quotes.

As you wrap up your wedding plans, you're probably wondering how to personalize your ceremony and make it uniquely yours. A few creative quotes can add that oh-so-very you touch you've been envisioning.

Try a few of our suggestions from literature, movies and popular culture to add that "oh so very you" touch to your very special ceremony.

Love Quotes from Film

  • "(We) are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords." -- The Princess Bride
  • "This is true love -- you think this happens every day?" -- The Princess Bride
  • "Take love, multiply it by infinity and take it to the depths of forever, and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you." -- Meet Joe Black
  • "This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime." -- The Bridges of Madison County
  • "You are what I never knew I always wanted." -- Fools Rush In
  • "True love lasts a lifetime." -- Love Actually
  • "It's the saddest part of my day, leaving you." -- Love Actually
  • "There are only four questions of value in life: What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: Only love."-- Don Juan DeMarco
  • "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
  • "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." -- Moulin Rouge
  • "I love that you get cold when it is 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night...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

Contemporary & Nontraditional Love Songs

Consider adding music to your ceremony, or use the lyrics as poetry. Here are some songs that lends themselves to weddings:
  • "Call and Answer" by the Barenaked Ladies
  • "Green Eyes" by Coldplay
  • "Come Away with Me" by Norah Jones
  • "Forever" by Ben Harper
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (a.k.a. Brother Iz)
  • "At Last" by Etta James
  • "Be Mine" by REM
  • "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison
  • "Power of Two" by Indigo Girls
  • "By Your Side" by Sade
  • "Always On My Mind" by Phantom Planet
  • "Indoor Fireworks" by Elvis Costello
  • "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by the Police
  • "It had to Be You" (There are numerous versions of this song. Try the ones by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday or Harry Connick Jr.)
  • "Isn't She Lovely?" by Stevie Wonder
  • "Just my Imagination" by the Temptations
  • "The Wedding Song" by Bob Dylan
  • "Sleepwalk" by Ben Lee
  • "Such Great Heights" by the Postal Service or Iron and Wine
  • Quotes from Literature

    Choosing the words of a great author can really add to your ceremony or to your wedding stationery. Here are a few famous passages that are worth considering:
    • "Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow." – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
    • "Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken." -- William Shakespeare, "Sonnet 116"
    • "As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change...I will always keep falling in love with you." -- Karen Clodfelder
    • "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • "All the world spoke the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert." -- Paulo Cochlo, The Alchemist
    • "There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in that world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning." -- Paulo Cochlo, The Alchemist


Written by: Melanie Henson