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Famous Wedding Quotes ~ Famous Marriage & Wedding Sayings

Updated on July 13, 2015

Famous Wedding Quotes for Wedding Toasts

Here's my collection of some of the most famous wedding quotes and proverbs, marriage sayings, love quotes, wedding humor and even more cool wedding related stuff.

Feel free to use any of those for your memorable wedding toast!

Have fun ;)

The Top 41 Famous Wedding and Marriage Quotes

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." ~ George Sands
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." ~ George Sands
"A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy." ~Nietzsche
"A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy." ~Nietzsche
"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble" ~Raymond Hull
"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble" ~Raymond Hull
"Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day." ~Mickey Rooney
"Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day." ~Mickey Rooney
"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry." ~ Tom Mullen
"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry." ~ Tom Mullen
"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent "~Socrates
"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent "~Socrates
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." ~ Oscar Wilde
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." ~ Oscar Wilde
"Bride, n. A woman with a fine prospect behind her." ~Ambrose Bierce, 1911
"Bride, n. A woman with a fine prospect behind her." ~Ambrose Bierce, 1911
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." ~ Socrates
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." ~ Socrates
"Don't smother each other. No one can grow in shade." ~Leo Buscaglia
"Don't smother each other. No one can grow in shade." ~Leo Buscaglia
"How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive." ~ Oscar Wilde
"How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive." ~ Oscar Wilde
"I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage" ~Mohandas Gandhi
"I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage" ~Mohandas Gandhi
“if you get married they think you're finished and if you are without a woman they think you're incomplete.” ~Charles Bukowski
“if you get married they think you're finished and if you are without a woman they think you're incomplete.” ~Charles Bukowski
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." ~Groucho Marx
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." ~Groucho Marx
"In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums." ~Douglas Jerrold
"In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums." ~Douglas Jerrold
"Love is grand; divorce a hundred grand." ~Author Unknown
"Love is grand; divorce a hundred grand." ~Author Unknown
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." ~Benjamin Franklin
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." ~Benjamin Franklin
"Life is a bitch, and then you marry one." ~Author Unknown
"Life is a bitch, and then you marry one." ~Author Unknown
"Marriage: A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two." ~Ambrose Bierce
"Marriage: A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two." ~Ambrose Bierce
"Marriage is a wonderful institution ... but who wants to live in an institution?" ~Groucho Marx
"Marriage is a wonderful institution ... but who wants to live in an institution?" ~Groucho Marx
"Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit." ~Billy Connolly
"Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit." ~Billy Connolly
"Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers." ~Richard Pryor
"Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers." ~Richard Pryor
"Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest." ~Irwin Corey
"Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest." ~Irwin Corey
"Marriage is the chief cause of divorce." ~Groucho Marx
"Marriage is the chief cause of divorce." ~Groucho Marx
"Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot." ~ author unknown
"Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot." ~ author unknown
"Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy." ~ Gary Busey
"Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy." ~ Gary Busey
"Marrying means doing whatever possible to become repulsed of each other." ~Arthur Schopenhauer
"Marrying means doing whatever possible to become repulsed of each other." ~Arthur Schopenhauer
"Marriage is the institution where the woman loses her the name and the man his solvency." ~ Anonymous
"Marriage is the institution where the woman loses her the name and the man his solvency." ~ Anonymous
"Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper." ~Scottish Proverb
"Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper." ~Scottish Proverb
"Never say marriage has more joy than pain." ~ Euripedes Alcestis
"Never say marriage has more joy than pain." ~ Euripedes Alcestis
"Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins." ~Langdon Mitchell
"Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins." ~Langdon Mitchell
"Never strike your wife - even with a flower." ~Hindu Proverb
"Never strike your wife - even with a flower." ~Hindu Proverb
"The concept of marriage must have been thought up by an unimaginative pig." ~Albert Einstein
"The concept of marriage must have been thought up by an unimaginative pig." ~Albert Einstein
"Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman." ~Joseph Joubert
"Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman." ~Joseph Joubert
"One should never know too precisely whom one has married." ~Friedrich Nietzsche
"One should never know too precisely whom one has married." ~Friedrich Nietzsche
"The most dangerous food is wedding cake." ~American Proverb
"The most dangerous food is wedding cake." ~American Proverb
"Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day." ~Gene Perret
"Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day." ~Gene Perret
"The proper basis for a marriage is mutual misunderstanding." ~ Oscar Wilde
"The proper basis for a marriage is mutual misunderstanding." ~ Oscar Wilde
"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret." ~Henny Youngman
"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret." ~Henny Youngman
"The surest way to be alone is to get married." ~Gloria Steinem
"The surest way to be alone is to get married." ~Gloria Steinem
"When a newly married couple smiles, everyone knows why. When a ten-year married couple smiles, everyone wonders why." ~ Author Unknown
"When a newly married couple smiles, everyone knows why. When a ten-year married couple smiles, everyone wonders why." ~ Author Unknown

Love Quotes that Can Be Used in Toasts

Say, you want to go with the "mushy" side, as my young daughter would call it. That's fine, in fact, a bride often melts at the thought. I tried to gather up some popular quotes that could perhaps be used. I tried to remember the ones and list only ones that are easily understood, as this is important for the audience and the person you are toasting.

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind"
By: William Shakespeare

"You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without."
By: Author Unknown

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."
By: Author Unknown

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
By: Mother Theresa

"True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen."
By: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"If love is great, and there are no greater things, then what I feel for you must be the greatest."
By: Author Unknown

"There is no remedy for love than to love more"
By: Henry David Thoreau

"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"
By: Christopher Marlowe

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      It's always nice to get ideas from a resource like this for such a monumental occasion like marriage, the ultimate life long family commitment. Btw - would also like to extend congratulations to lovth22 for getting back together with her ex. Once we have a history with someone, it can become strained, but true love conquers all. Bravo!

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      nicolekato 4 years ago

      This list is great. Getting married next year, and I love these quotes!

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      weddingspeechhelp 4 years ago

      One of my favorites is by Socrates: "By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."

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      This isn't a quote as such but I thought it fits in quite nicely with what you are talking about, especially seeing as we are coming up to the OLYMPICS! I was sent this by an athlete friend of mine who is a marathon runner (not taking part in the games by the way - he's not that good!):

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      These wedding quotes are very romantic! *blessed*

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      leibwood 5 years ago

      Nice collection of interesting quotes. Here's one among my all-time favorites (but hubby dislikes it so much).

      The Japanese have a word for it. It's Judo -- the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of judo is, 'Yes, dear.'- J.P. McEvoy

      :P

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      AshleySears LM 5 years ago

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      great quotes !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Marriage is two sides of the same coin... heads and tails don't see each other! :)

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      brynimagire 5 years ago

      The great quote site. It inspire me!!

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      kevingomes13 lm 5 years ago

      This is a great webpage for someone looking to give a best man speech. Funny, nontasteless quotes!

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      lovegrowth lm 5 years ago

      I also have a squidoo lens for our wedding! I would love to add some of these quotes to my lens and wedding blog. Our wedding will be June 24th, 2012 and it's coming up fast and I am way behind!

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      Great resource! Very inspiring!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Some very beautiful wedding quotes you've collected here :)

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      itgraphix 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. I like the quotes. My favorite one is #1

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      wcjohnston 6 years ago

      My favorite wedding quote is "A man is incomplete until he is married; then he is finished"

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      Wedding flowers can have a very important part in your wedding as far as creating and enhancing the look and feel.

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      Lots of cynicism and humor. Some are quite funny. Excellent lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love all the different quotes. (I'm a quote collector from way back.) Thanks for creating such a special lens.

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      Wedding speech is so helpful, thanks!!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Fun wedding quotes!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

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      speaktolearn 6 years ago

      These are some good quotes!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Super wedding quotes, from the sentimental to the ridiculous! Fun!

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      You have nice compilation of quotes. Nice lens.

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice lens, love the quotes, thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love the lens! Especially the quote about marriage being like a hot bath.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The quotes are just hilarious, some interesting and, some are just lovely and heartwarming, i enjoyed reading your lens, very entertaining. Wonderful work you just made!

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      StellaSingles 6 years ago

      great lens. I liked this quote the best "You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without."

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      Really great lens. Lots of useful information.

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      This lens is very useful. Thank you for sharing...

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

      Great lens - great quotes thanks for sharing my favorite is "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"

      By: Christopher Marlowe

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      Great quotes. Enjoyed it, thanks.

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      Hey, love the quotes, thank you.

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