Whether you’re writing a wedding speech or looking for inspiration for wedding signs to display around your venue, romantic quotes can provide a huge source of inspiration. We’ve rounded up some of our absolute favourite romantic wedding quotes – prepare to feel emotional!
“May your love be old-fashioned enough to last forever, but modern enough to survive the times” – Unknown
This dreamy quote is perfect for a wedding toast – if you’re writing a best man’s speech you might want to end on this as it’s the perfect way to finish following all those corny best man jokes.
“When you realise 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 (1989 film)
This classic rom com explores the idea of whether men and women can ever be ‘just friends’. We all know though, the basis to having the perfect love story is being each other’s friend as well.
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone” – The Fellowship of the Ring (2001 film)
Arwen proclaims she would choose a mortal life to be able to spend time with her love, who is a mortal. If this is your kind of quote, you’ll love our round up of wedding cake toppers for TV and film buffs.
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold” – Zelda Fitzgerald
This quote from the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald sums up just how infinite love can seem.
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” – Emily Brontë
This dreamy quote from Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ is perfect for lovers – it describes meeting a kindred spirit and soul mate.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep as reality is finally better than your dreams” – Dr. Seuss
He might have written about Grinches and cats in hats, but Dr. Seuss also knew a thing or two about love; specifically when you find a love so great you are living a dream.
“So it's not going be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're going to have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me...every day” – The Notebook (2004 film)
Nicholas Sparks knows about writing about love. His romantic story inspired everyone’s favourite romantic film and this passionate quote is what we remember about it most.
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That's what I hope to give you forever” – The Notebook (2004 film)
Another gorgeous quote from the Notebook – this quote would fit perfectly into a groom’s speech, or even a bride’s speech. Read our guide to giving a bride’s speech if that’s something you’re considering.
“Love is how you stay alive, even after you’re gone” – Mitch Albom
Writer Mitch Albom creates stories that will touch you and give you a renewed passion for life. This quote is ideal if you want to sum up how powerful love is.
“I like myself better when I’m with you” – Mitch Albom
Another quote from Mr Albom – this is a great way to explain how the one you love brings out the very best in you.
“In my opinion, the best thing you can you do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you – the right person will still think the sun shines out of your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with” – Juno (2007 film)
This quirky film about an unplanned pregnancy unexpectedly reveals a real gem about love, which comes from Juno’s straight-talking father Mac MacGuff.
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever” – Alfred Tennyson
How beautiful is this quote? It says exactly what it needs to say but also conjures up a beautiful image. This quote would fit right in if you’re looking for floral wedding ideas.
“We loved with a love that was more than love” – Edgar Allan Poe
Writer Edgar Allan Poe has a foreboding reputation for writing scary stories – however this lovely quote is unexpectedly light and beautiful.
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once” – John Green
John Green is famous for writing fiction for teenagers and young adults, but this perfect quote from ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ accurately sums up how you fall in love.
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you” – Jane Austen
If ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is one of your all-time favourites (we can’t be the only ones who read that quote in Colin Firth’s voice) then you must consider marrying where it was filmed – you can find the venues in our edit of the best TV and film wedding venues.
“Before you my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything” – Stephanie Meyer
This quote from the Twilight series is perfect if you and your partner love the books or films. We’ve also got a feature on Bella Swan’s wedding dress, if you really want to go all out!
“Love is a friendship set to music” – E. Joseph Cossman
Musical couples will adore this romantic quote and it’s a perfect way to include your hobby or passion in your wedding.
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” – Mignon McLaughlin
If you’re giving a speech and you want to give sentimental and meaningful advice to the couple, this quote is a great place to start.
“I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other” – The Vow (2012 film)
This film, inspired by a true story, is an at times heart-breaking story of how love will always try to find away. The couple’s simple marriage ceremony is seriously beautiful.
“They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone” – Cecilia Ahern
We defy anyone to read ‘PS. I Love You’ without becoming a sodden mess. This romantic quote sums up everlasting love.
“So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows…but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them” – Hitch (2005 film)
We love this film – and not just because we almost share a name with it. Will Smith hits the nail on the head with how a great love can transform your life.
“True love stories never have endings” – Richard Bach
Once you’ve found your forever, use this romantic quote as a motto on your wedding stationery.
“My heart is, and always will be, yours” – Jane Austen
Jane Austen specialises in romance. This line, from ‘Sense and Sensibility’ was voted the most romantic line from literature, film and TV drama in a poll by TV channel Drama – can’t argue with that!
'”I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you” – Dirty Dancing (1987 film)
Everyone remembers “Nobody puts baby in the corner”, but what about this powerful line, said by Baby to Johnny?
“Don’t marry someone you can live with – marry the person you cannot live without” – Unknown
Do exactly as this quote says and you know you’ll be marrying the right person for you.
“Any home can be a castle when the king and queen are in love” – Unknown
If your home feels like a palace because you get to go home to the person you love – even if it’s a shoebox sized flat in Clapham – then this quote is for you.
“Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar but never doubt thy love” – William Shakespeare
The bard wrote this iconic love quote in his famous play ‘Hamlet’. You can find it in Act II, Scene I.
“I look at you and I’m home” – Finding Nemo (2003 film)
This quote is a perfect choice for the young at heart – there’s nothing wrong with taking love advice from Disney classics!
“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite” – Unknown
This quote would work wonderfully in a speech and also as part of the décor at your wedding.
“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest and most beautiful person I have ever known – and even that is an understatement” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bear in mind the quote a while ago from Zelda Fitzgerald. This is taken from a letter from Scott to Zelda – their love seems incredibly infinite.
“I love how she makes me feel, like anything is possible or like life is worth it” – (500) Days of Summer (2009 film)
‘(500) Days of Summer’ is almost the opposite of a love story, but it still throws up some gems like this beautiful quote.
“The best thing to hold on to in life is each other” – Audrey Hepburn
This is a great quote for a wedding toast or would also work as a heartfelt message to write in a wedding card.
"After all this time?" "Always" - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010 film)
This quote perfectly sums up what it's like to love your other half forever. And who didn't feel teary when Snape said it? It will never not be emotional.
If this article has left you feeling inspired, make sure you read our guide to writing your own wedding vows. If you're less sentimental, we have some realistic wedding vows to inspire you.