Famous Wedding Quotes

Quotes from celebrity weddings

Incorporating famous quotes into your wedding day helps add a personal touch to your celebration, especially when you select quotes from writers, musicians, or other public figures that you admire. For your convenience, The Printable Wedding has prepared a selection of contemporary quotes suitable for celebrating all aspects of your big day.

Falling In Love

Many couples choose to use a quote about falling in love as part of their engagement announcement or wedding invitation.

  • "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." ~ Dr. Seuss
  • "Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold." ~ Zelda Fitzgerald
  • "Love me and the world is mine." ~ David Reed
  • "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • "Don't fall in love with someone who says the right things, fall in love with someone who does the right things." ~ Robert Tew
  • "If you have to think about whether you love someone or not then the answer is no. When you love someone you just know." ~ Janice Markowitz
  • "I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you." ~ Roy Croft

What Is Love?

Quotes about the meaning of love can be incorporated into wedding programs, wedding favors, or a scrapbook of photos from the event itself.

  • "We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it." ~ John Lennon
  • "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." ~ Maya Angelou
  • "Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day." ~ Nicholas Sparks
  • "Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  • "Love is a game that two can play and both win." ~ Eva Gabor
  • "Love is the greatest refreshment in life." ~ Pablo Picasso
  • "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
  • "Where there is love, there is life." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Love is like a Rubik's Cube, there are countless numbers of wrong twists and turns, but when you get it right, it looks perfect no matter what way you look at it." ~ Brian Cramer
  • "Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly." ~ Sam Keen

What Makes a Happy Marriage?

Quotes about the meaning of marriage are a great addition to the toasts and speeches made at your wedding reception.

  • "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." ~ Nora Ephron
  • "A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time." ~ Anne Taylor Fleming
  • "Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century." ~ Mark Twain
  • "Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without." ~ James C. Dobson
  • "Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle." ~ Amy Bloom
  • "All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different." ~ John Berger
  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  • "People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow." ~ Erma Bombeck

Wedding Vows

If you're looking for something a little different than the standard wedding vows, but don't feel like writing your own, why not use one of these celebrity-inspired marriage vows?

  • "Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say 'I love you' at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner." ~Paul Newman and Joan Woodward
  • "Arthur, do you take Marilyn to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love, honor, and protect her? Share the good times and achievements as well as the hard times and disappointments? Keep her in sickness and in sorrow and to be faithful to her forevermore?" ~Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe
  • "Remember, anything beautiful that you have, came from God. In the beginning, God gave us our free will and our identity to walk this earth. Don't ever try to change each other, because if you do, you will lose exactly what you fell in love with. So, each day try to find one more thing that is beautiful in your mate, and each day know that the next day will be more beautiful than the one before. As long as you are doing this, you are seeking beauty, joy, and love in each other." ~ Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere
  • "At the end of this ceremony, legally you will be husband and wife, but you still must decide each and every day that stretches before you, that you want to be married. Make such a decision and keep on making it, for the most important thing in life is to love and be loved. May you always need one another, not so much to fill the emptiness as to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces. Look for things to praise, often say 'I love you' and take no notice of small faults. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another." ~ Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

Choosing the Right Quote for Your Wedding

When choosing quotes to use in your wedding celebration, it's important to pick a quote that speaks to you on a personal level. The perfect quote is one which helps to express the feelings you have about your future spouse and the commitment you're making to each other, even if it's not a particularly well-known reference.

Written by: The Printable Wedding Team