Poetry BooksWhen you’re writing your own vows, it can sometimes be tricky to say exactly what you feel inside. You can just know the right “words” in your heart, but as soon as you try to put them down onto paper, it just turns to mush. Let’s face it, not everyone is destined to be a famous poet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t write some beautiful wedding vows with a little help from classic wedding quotes. Over the years, many great sayings and phrases have been coined in books, poems, and even movies that can really help you sum up what you want to say.

If you choose to “borrow” a quote or two from one of your favorite media sources, it is important to remember that you shouldn’t go overboard. You still want the majority of your wedding vows to be about your partner and come from your own mind, but you can still add a few “zingers” in there that will not only convey exactly what you feel, but also make the guests in attendance smile ear to ear. Here are 25 classic wedding quotes that most people will know to help you get started. There are plenty of them out there; this is just a list of my personal favorites.

  • “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – Unknown Author
  • “And I knew exactly how old Walt Disney’s Cinderella felt when she found her prince.” – Elizabeth Young
  • “When 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.” – When Harry Met Sally
  • “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
  • “For you see, each day I love you more 
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” Rosemonde Gerard
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Seuss
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  • “When I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.” – Nights in Rodanthe
  • “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones
  • “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  • “It is love that makes impossible possible.” – Indian Proverb
  • “Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.” – Fawn Weaver
  • “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.” – Janos Arnay
  • “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
  • “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
  • “Being someone’s first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.” – Unknown Author
  • “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
  • “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life — to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? – George Eliot
  • “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” – Robert Quillen
  • “I don’t know where I’d be without you here with me. Life with you makes perfect sense. You’re my best friend.” – Tim McGraw
  • “Because today, when I look into your eyes, my love for you only grows. It’s even stronger now. My love will never waver. And this I vow to you, today, and always and forever.” – One Tree Hill
  • “There is no such thing as a perfect man or a perfect marriage. But the one I have is perfect for me.” – Fawn Weaver
  • “Remember, we all stumble; every one of us. That is why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough
  • “The beauty of marriage is not always seen from the very beginning…but rather as love grows and develops over time.” – Fawn Weaver
  • “I wasn’t sure that love could survive everything we put it through, but you were. You were sure, you were always sure.” – Boy Meets World