How to use quotes in your wedding speech

You don’t have to do all the work when writing a wedding speech. I was really impressed at a friend’s wedding recently and the mother-of-the-bride stood up to do a speech. Not only was it a nice change for the mother-of-the-bride to speak, but she included a really nice quote that fit the occasion perfectly.

Quotes can perfectly express how you feel

Quotes can perfectly express how you feel

The right quote in a wedding speech is as perfect as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, so I found some great quotes which could work well in wedding speeches.


The romantic

We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world.  It’s called love.” by Gene Perret

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the Emily Brontë

Who, being loved, is poor?” by Oscar Wilde

“[W]hen 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.”  By Nora Ephron taken from the film, When Harry Met Sally

“A bell is no bell ’til you ring it,
A song is no song ’til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay –
Love isn’t love
‘Til you give it away.”by Oscar Hammerstein taken from The Sound of Music’s Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Reprise)


You can also try to match the quote with the setting

The funny

“I love being married.  It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” by Rita Rudner

“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.” by Socrates

“A man in love is incomplete until he is married.  Then he’s finished.”  by ZsaZsa Gabor

It may be difficult to put into words what we actually want to say in a speech, so by using a quote or two you can often find a way to express it, making your speech really special.

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