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If you're looking to inject some words from the rich and famous into your wedding speech, check out our list of sentimental and funny wedding quotes below.


Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. (Wedding Quote : Antoine de Saint-Exupery)


The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make not just on your wedding day, but over and over again and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. (Wedding Quote : Barbara De Angelis)

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. (Wedding Quote : Brendan Francis)


The trouble with some woman is that they get all excited about nothing, and then marry him. (Wedding Quote : Cher)


Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. (Wedding Quote : Chinese Proverb)


You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world. (Wedding Quote : David Levesque)


Any fool can have a trophy wife. It takes a real man to have a trophy marriage. (Wedding Quote : Diane Sollee)

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love. (Wedding Quote : Ellen Key)


When you love someone, all your saved up wishes start coming out. (Wedding Quote : Elizabeth Bowen)


Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. (Wedding Quote : Emily Brontë)


We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world.  It's called love. (Wedding Quote : Gene Perret)


There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. (Wedding Quote : George Sand)


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. (Wedding Quote : Germaine Greer)


Marriage is a wonderful institution...but who wants to live in an institution? (Wedding Quote : Groucho Marx)


The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open. (Wedding Quote : Groucho Marx)


In Hollywood, brides keep the bouquets and throw away the groom. (Wedding Quote : Groucho Marx)





There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. (Wedding Quote : Homer)
I always cry at weddings, especially my own. (Wedding Quote : Humphrey Bogart)
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart. (Wedding Quote : J.G. Holland)

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. (Wedding Quote : John Lennon)

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth. (Wedding Quote : John Lyly)
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself. (Wedding Quote : Kris Kristofferson)
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. (Wedding Quote : Lao Tzu)
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her. (Wedding Quote : Mark Twain)

A marriage...makes of two fractional lives a whole; it gives to two purposeless lives a work, and doubles the strength of each to perform it; it gives to two questioning natures a reason for living, and something to live for; it will give a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth, and a new mystery to life. (Wedding Quote : Mark Twain)
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company that a good marriage. (Wedding Quote : Martin Luther)
Behind every great man there is a surprised woman. (Wedding Quote : Maryon Pearson)
Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day. (Wedding Quote : Mickey Rooney)

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. (Wedding Quote : Mignon McLaughlin)
One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour. (Wedding Quote : M.M. Musselman)
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. (Wedding Quote : Ogden Nash)
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. (Wedding Quote : Oscar Wilde)
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. (Wedding Quote : Paul Sweeney)
True love stories never have endings. (Wedding Quote : Richard Bach)
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. (Wedding Quote : Rita Rudner)
The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together. (Wedding Quote : Robert C. Dodds)
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. (Wedding Quote : Robert Browning)
The first year of marriage is like wet cement - the impressions made in it are much harder to change once it has set. (Wedding Quote : Robert Wolgemuth)
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. (Wedding Quote : Ronald Reagan)
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. (Wedding Quote : Roy Goodman)
Don't marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper. (Wedding Quote : Scottish Proverb)
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; That word is love. (Wedding Quote : Sophocles)
Marriage is like a pair of shears Oft times working in opposite directions, but punishing anyone that comes between them. (Wedding Quote : Sydney Smith)


Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry. (Wedding Quote : Tom Mullen)
“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.” (Wedding Quote : 'When Harry Met Sally')
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. (Wedding Quote : Zig Ziglar)
A man in love is incomplete until he is married.  Then he's finished. (Wedding Quote : Zsa Zsa Gabor)



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