147 Wedding Speech Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Wedding Speech Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy. — Janet Street-Porter

May these vows and this marriage be blessed. — Rumi

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer. — Edward W. Howe

The sun will stand as your best man And whistle When you have found the courage To marry forgiveness When you have found the courage to marry Love. — Hafez

I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

You've got to realize that when all goes well, and everything is beautiful, you have no comedy. It's when somebody steps on the bride's train, or belches during the ceremony that you've got comedy! — Phyllis Diller

Love is a vessel that contains both security and adventure, and commitment offers one of the great luxuries of life: time. Marriage is not the end of romance, it is the beginning. — Esther Perel

When the bride is one with her lover, who cares about the wedding party? — Kabir

The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before. — Irving Stone

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. — Amy Bloom

Short Wedding Speech Quotes

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  • Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be. — William Wordsworth
  • The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him. — Oscar Wilde
  • We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. — Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Never is true love blind, but rather brings an added light. — Phoebe Cary
  • Night and day you are the one, Only you beneath the moon and under the sun. — Cole Porter
  • a good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude — Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. — Herbert V. Prochnow
  • That love is all there is, Is all we know of love. — Emily Dickinson
  • But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. — Robin Williams
  • They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered. — F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wedding speech quote Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerfu
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

Marriage Speech Quotes

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Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. — Franz Schubert

Just think, if it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no faults at all. — Henny Youngman

I asked you here tonight because 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. — Graeme Simsion

Wedding speech quote I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say i
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. — Kahlil Gibran

Marriage is sanctified when it is cherished and honored in holiness. That union is not merely between husband and wife; it embraces a partnership with God. — Russell M. Nelson

Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw up his job and go to work inthe brewery. — George Jean Nathan

Wedding speech quote It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. I could not remain silent any longer. It's the civil rights of our day. It's the issue of our day. — Joe Biden

Wedding Toast Quotes

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We never live so intensely as when we love strongly. We never realize ourselves so vividly as when we are in full glow of love for others. — Walter Rauschenbusch

I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always — Red Skelton

grow old with me. the best is yet to be. the last of life for which the first was made. — Robert Browning

Wedding speech quote Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercises your freedom of t
Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercises your freedom of thought.

Without love, the world itself would not survive. — Lope de Vega

Night and day, you are the one. — Cole Porter

There is no such cozy combination as man and wife. — Menander

Wedding speech quote I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.
I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence.

A husband is like a fire. He goes out when unattended. — Evan Esar

Wedding: the point at which a man stops toasting a woman and begins roasting her. — Helen Rowland

Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. — Frederick Buechner

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: "Wife wanted". Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine." — Brad Pitt

Wedding Ceremony Quotes

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And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. — Kahlil Gibran

Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. — Richard Bach

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I love you for the part of me that you bring out. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Wedding speech quote Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

The animals sacrificed feet of the bride during the wedding ceremony. — Turkish Proverbs

We sit in a room, laugh, and all come up with comedy situations, which we work out. Sometimes we cross the line, like getting a guy to pull out of his own wedding while the ceremony's taking place. — Joe Gatto

Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand. — Margery Williams

Wedding speech quote Do not hurt anyone with your speech, for the divine dwells in every heart.
Do not hurt anyone with your speech, for the divine dwells in every heart.

I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. — Pablo Neruda

My true love hath my heart, and I have his — Philip Sidney

Love itself is what is left over when being "in love" has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. — Louis de Bernieres

May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. — James Dillet Freeman

Wedding Marriage Quotes

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I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married. — Lewis Grizzard

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. — Robert Fulghum

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu

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A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. — Ruth Graham

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. — Paulo Coelho

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. — Oscar Wilde

Wedding speech quote It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps. — Ronald Reagan

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. — Leo Tolstoy

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. — Irwin Corey

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. — James Dobson

Wedding Poetry Quotes

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I give you my hand, I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself? — Walt Whitman

And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart [ i carry it in my heart ] — E. E. cummings

Shy gold begins to peep through the sombre green - the wattle's wedding dress - and Spring is near. Then suddenly it seems, one golden morning, the Bush awakes, a living thing. Flowers bloom, birds sing, and all the world puts on its gayest dress to greet the laughing Spring. — C. J. Dennis

Wedding speech quote Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. And if I was a bird I would fly
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. And if I was a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee. — Anne Bradstreet

And if God choose I shall but love thee better after death. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we lov'd? — John Donne

Wedding speech quote Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of t
Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping, For only the hand of God can contain your hearts. — Kahlil Gibran

i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows — E. E. cummings

and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you — E. E. cummings

Let me not to the marriage of true minds — William Shakespeare

Wedding Quotes

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You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

While other nations do battle, you lucky Austria, you wed. — Maria Theresa

When I am in the battlefield, I love it more than my wedding night with the most beautiful of women — Khalid ibn al-Walid

Wedding speech quote If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high ti
If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high time we overturn citizens united.

When Jesus sees a heart that can't wait, He cant wait either. At the wedding at Cana, Jesus may have done nothing if it wasn't for Mary's faith. How many situations are we in now that God won't act without our faith? — Reinhard Bonnke

You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts. — Owen Wilson

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. — Nicole Krauss

A man doesn't know what happiness is until he's married. By then it's too late. — Frank Sinatra

My love is deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, both are infinite. — William Shakespeare

You can't stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. — Jay Leno

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? — Dorothy Parker

Wedding Blessings Quotes

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May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. — James Dillet Freeman

This world has angels all too few, and heaven is overflowing. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. — Kahlil Gibran

Let all thy joys be as the month of May,And all thy days be as a marriage day. — Francis Quarles

When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze. — Cassandra Clare

How would that excellent mystery, wedded life, irradiate the world with its blessed influences, were the generous impulses and sentiments of courtship but perpetuated in all their exuberant fullness during the sequel of marriage! — Arthur Frederick Saunders

Marriage is a fight to the death, before which the wedded couple ask a blessing from heaven, because it is the rashest of all undertakings to swear eternal love; the fight at once commences and victory, that is to say liberty, remains in the hands of the cleverer of the two. — Honore de Balzac

It is more blessed to give than receive; for example, wedding presents. — H. L. Mencken

Honor, riches, marriage-blessing Long continuance, and increasing, Hourly joys be still upon you! — William Shakespeare

Wedding Sentiments Quotes

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Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it. — Friedrich Nietzsche

One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour. — M. M. Musselman

Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them. — Jefferson Machamer

After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world. — Douglas William Jerrold

Two such as you with such a master speed Cannot be parted nor be swept away — Robert Frost

I am terminally sentimental about graduations. They are more individual than weddings, more conscious than christenings, or bar mitzvahs or bat mitzvahs. They are almost as much a step into the unknown as funerals-though I assure you, there is life after graduation. — Gloria Steinem

Think not because you are now wed That all your courtship's at an end. — Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza

Wedding Vow Quotes

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And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you. — Kiersten White

She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together. — J. D. Salinger

The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal. — Frank Pittman

I love thee, I love but thee, With a love that shall not die. — Bayard Taylor

I love thee, I love thee with a love that shall not die. Till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old. — William Shakespeare

The free exchange of consent properly witnessed by the Church establishes the marriage bond. Sexual union consummates it - seals it, completes it, perfects it. Sexual union, then, is where the words of the wedding vows become flesh. — Christopher West

I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold or all the riches that the East doth hold. — Anne Bradstreet

Well, I can't describe her exactly-except to say that she was beautiful. She was-tremendously alive. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. — Louis de Bernieres

I want all of you, forever, you and me, everyday — Nicholas Sparks

Wedding Day Quotes

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It will heal before your wedding day. — Russian Proverbs

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Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret. — Big Pun

Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. — Albert Einstein

The day after that wedding night I found that a distance of a thousand miles, abyss and discovery and irremediable metamorphosis, separated me from the day before. — Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Corpses and annoying guests stink by the third day — Mexican Proverbs

Twice we stood beside each other at the altar, Rosie. Twice. And twice we got it wrong. I needed you to be there for my wedding day but I was too stupid to see that I needed you to be the reason for my wedding day. But we got it all wrong. — Cecelia Ahern

There’s days in training where everything flows and days in training where they don’t. You just pray that doesn’t happen the night of the fight. — Holly Holm

Past is gone, present is going, and tomorrow is day after tomorrow’s yesterday. So why worry about anything? God is in all this. — R.K. Narayan

A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day. — Sarah Ruhl

The day you marry your dreams is the day you divorce your nightmares. — Matshona Dhliwayo

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More Wedding Speech Quotes

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Understand, I'll slip quietly away from the noisy crowd when I see the pale stars rising, blooming, over the oaks. I'll pursue solitary pathways through the pale twilit meadows with only this one dream: You come too. — Rainer Maria Rilke

It was just enough to sit there without words. — Louise Erdrich

The capacity to love is tied to being able to be awake, to being able to move out of yourself and be with someone else in a manner that is not about your desire to possess them, but to be with them, to be in union and communion. — Bell Hooks

All husbands are alike, but they have different faces so you can tell them apart. — Ogden Nash

No man should have a secret from his wife. She invariably finds it out. — Oscar Wilde

I don't want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music, and this dawn, and the warmth of your cheek against mine. — Rumi

Having served in eleven Parliaments, it would be difficult to describe this as a maiden speech. It would be like Elizabeth Taylor appearing at her next wedding in a white gown. — Tony Benn

I'm used to being in front of camera and knowing what to think. But if you're asking me to be me, I get very self-conscious. My job isn't to be me. Being an actor, people think you can do a eulogy at a funeral, a speech at a wedding. I find all that very nerve-racking. — Eddie Marsan

I had been at the newspaper for a few months. It wasn’t regarded as the paper, it was their paper. There was a sense of community because they reported, we reported, I reported the little things, the whist drives, the weddings, the funerals, the little speeches. In one sense it was the most boring copy in the world to anyone picking it up, but, on the other hand, it was crucial to the people who lived in those communities. — Harold Evans

And Thought leapt out to wed with Thought Ere Thought could wed itself with Speech. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

I find weddings really boring. They give speeches, your aunt kisses you on the cheek, and you're at a boring table. But it's different when it's your own. — Isla Fisher

With tears running down her face, Cecily had reminded him of the moment at her wedding to Gabriel when he had delivered a beautiful speech praising the groom, at the end of which he had announced, “Dear God, I thought she was marrying Gideon. I take it all back. — Cassandra Clare

IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION: WHAT SCENES ONE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE FILMED Shakespeare in the part of the King's Ghost. The beheading of Louis the Sixteenth, the drums drowning his speech on the scaffold. Herman Melville at breakfast, feeling a sardine to his cat. Poe's wedding. Lewis Carroll's picnics. The Russians leaving Alaska, delighted with the deal. Shot of a seal applauding. — Vladimir Nabokov

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