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50 Marriage Quotes Ideal for Speeches, Cards & More

Looking for inspirational wedding quotes about love and marriage? We've rounded up some of the very best, perfect for wedding speeches and sweet nothings

A groom with his arms wrapped around the bride after their marriage - she wears his suit jacket over her wedding dress

What is marriage? We gathered the most romantic marriage quotes about love and commitment from movies, books, celebrities and more to find the answer. Adding quotes about marriage to your wedding speech is the perfect way to articulate how you really feel about your special someone. Alternatively, they make excellent sweet short phrases to add to your wedding signs, stationary and decorations. 

Sometimes, it takes a really special quote to sum up a perfect day. Whether you're after quotes about a wedding, couples in love, quotes for a husband to his wife, a wife to her wife, a husband to his husband... these marriage quotes work for every happy pair!

Sweet short phrases and inspirational wedding quotes can have a remarkable impact when written in a card or mentioned in a speech, and we love phrases for couples that reflect the journey that the pair has been on together. So, if you're after motivational quotes on love - look no further.

We’ve rounded up some of the most inspirational wedding quotes about love and marriage to suit every couple. So, want to learn about love? Marriage isn't always easy, but our collection of our 50 favourite quotes about romance can make the adventure a little smoother. Love marriage quotes? You're about to be spoilt for choice. 

Quotes About Marriage: 50 Love & Marriage Quotes

Marriage Quotes From Movies

These quotes about marriage and love are hand-selected from our favourite movies. If you and your partner love film, marriage quotes from movies are a great place to start. 

  • “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
  • “You are my greatest adventure.” - Up
  • “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds." - The Notebook
  • “I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love, and to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.” - The Vow
  • "To me, you are perfect." - Love Actually

Love Quotes From TV Shows 

A bride and groom about to kiss after their marriage

Love phrases for couples can come from the most unlikely of places, such as TV shows! Choosing their favourite show can make for a super romantic husband to wife quote in an anniversary card, for example.

  • “You make me happier than I ever thought I could be, and if you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.” - Friends
  • “After a while, you just want to be with the one that makes you laugh.” - Sex And The City
  • “Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it or else we’re lost and love is dead, and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do.” - How I Met Your Mother
  • "Love. No matter what happens, you gotta forget about all the other stuff. You gotta forget about logic and fear and doubt. You just gotta do everything you can to get to the one woman who's gonna make all this worth it." - The Office

Quotes About Love & Marriage From Books

If you and your partner love literature, look to books for your marriage quote inspiration! These motivational quotes on love are unlike anything else.

  • “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” - The History of Love
  • “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” - The Lord of the Rings 
  • “I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once.” - The Fault in Our Stars
  • "When you love someone, it seeps out of everything you do, it bleeds into everything you say, it becomes so ever-present, that eventually it becomes ordinary to hear, no matter how extraordinary it is to feel." - One True Loves
  • “Love is a quiet, reassuring, relaxing, pottering, pedantic, harmonious hum of a thing; something you can easily forget is there, even though its palms are outstretched beneath you in case you fall.” - Everything I Know About Love
  • “I don't want you to be perfect. Why would I want that? I want you. I want all the parts of you, the broken ones, the ones you've kept hidden away.” - The No-Show

Quotes From Writers

Two grooms smiling with their foreheads touching in a natural landscape

Who could say it better than a writer? Be inspired by these quotes about love and marriage from great writers.

  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - Dr. Seuss
  • “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.” - Sam Levenson
  • “Love is a friendship set to music.” - Joseph Campbell
  • “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.” - Maya Angelou
  • “Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” - Harville Hendrix
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” - Mignon McLaughlin
  • “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” - Dr. Seuss
  • “No one has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” - Zelda Fitzgerald
  • “To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” - Robert Brault
  • “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” - Jennifer Smith
  • “Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.” Fawn Weaver
  • “The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” - William Lyon Phelps
  • “A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems to short.” - Andre Marois
  • “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” - Dave Meurer
  • “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have a to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.”- Louis de Bernieres
  • “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” - Tom Mullen

Quotes From Great Minds

Want a truly inspirational wedding quote? These great minds are behind some of the loveliest love quotes you'll ever read.

  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”- Lao Tzu
  • “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” - Barbara De Angelis
  • “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” - Bill Wilson
  • “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” - Albert Einstein
  • “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” - Rumi
  • “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” - Arrigo Boito
  • “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than good marriage.” - Martin Luther
  • “Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” - Franklin Jones
  • “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” - Roy Croft

Quotes From Celebrities

These iconic celebrities have had some pretty insightful things to say about marriage - be inspired by these love quotes!

  • “If I get married, I want to be very married.” - Audrey Hepburn
  • “Love is like a friendship caught on fire.” - Bruce Lee
  • “Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.” - Stephen Gaines
  • “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” - Judy Garland
  • "Sexiness wears thin after a while, and beauty fades. But to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, now that's a real treat". - Joanne Woodward
  • “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” - Rita Rudner
  • “The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.” - Fawn Weaver

Anonymous Quotes About Love and Marriage

We might not know who was behind these inspirational marriage quotes, but we still love these marriage quotes. 

  • “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite.”
  • “Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.”
  • “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

Wedding Quote Gifts We Love

Make your favourite marriage quotes even more memorable by incorporating them into your home. Whether you choose to sip your tea, hang a frame, or light a candle decorated with quotes about marriage, being able to read sweet nothings every day is an instant mood-booster for couples. 

Customisable Love Quote Print, Not On The High Street

romantic gift quote idea of love and marriage quotes, gift ideas for newlyweds

Customise this print with your favourite quote about marriage and love in gorgeous shades of pink, red and yellow. It will remind you both of the love you share every time you look at it. 

£7.50 | Shop Now

'I Love You' Quotations Book, Not On The High Street

'I Love You' book of romantic quotes about marriage and love

This little book of quotes about love isn't just a sweet coffee table accessory- it's also a caring reminder of the love between two people, and is the perfect way to show your special someone how you feel about them. 

£12.95 | Shop Now

"I Love You" Mugs, H&M

Pair of 'I Love You' mugs from H&M, white ceramic his & hers.

For many couples, saying good morning over a hot cup of coffee is the loveliest part of the day - and these 'I love you' mugs make mornings even sweeter. 

£12.99 | Shop Now

Personalised Quote Candle, Not On The High Street

Candle personalised with quote on the front of the jar, perfect marriage gifts

This bespoke, hand-poured candle comes beautifully scented with a fragrance of your choice. Why not choose your partner's favourite smell, and make it extra special by adding a personalised quote to the front of the jar? 

£29 | Shop Now

'I Love You More Than Chocolate' Bar, Not On The High Street

'I love you more than chocolate' bar

What's sweeter than love? Well, some might say chocolate. But we think both is better, so why not gift your chocaholic lover this delicious message.

£19.99 | Shop Now