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When you are writing your wedding vows or wedding speech, the right words sometimes just don’t come to you. So, having a sneaky peak at someone else’s can be extremely helpful.

These top 10 most romantic quotes will make your wedding guests and partner swoon and may even summon a few tears.

Top 10 romantic quotes for your wedding vows

Wedding quote 1:
“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you’re in love, and looking forward to your wedding day, you know that at times it can feel like nothing else in the world matters other than what happens to the two of you. This is a great line to use in your wedding vows to really put across your feelings to your partner.

Wedding quote 2:
“Journeys end in lovers meeting” – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (II, iii, 44)

This simple line is a great example of Shakespeare’s incomparable skill; he is able to sum up the sheer satisfaction and completeness we feel once we have found that special someone. This is perfect for your wedding day, which is a milestone in your relationship. Three cheers for Shakespeare!

Wedding quote 3:
“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.” – Louis de Bernières, in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Hands up if you felt slightly insane when you fell in love with your partner? We think pretty much everyone’s hand will be firmly in the air right now. This quote captures the essence of that very feeling, and is a nod towards the next step in your commitment to one another – ‘entwining’ together in marriage.

Wedding quote 4:
“A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” – Rupert Brooke

We all know love’s a powerful beast, but Brooke’s clever words remind us how important a quick kiss is and shows us that love is not dependent on age. This might be an appropriate quote for a marriage between a more mature bride and groom, as if to say ‘love is all we need, no matter how old we are.’

Wedding quote 5:
“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.” – Michael D. Montaigne

That is the tricky thing about love; at times we don’t know why we fall for one person more than another. Next time you’re stuck for an answer to that all important question (‘why do you love me?’), borrow Michael D. Montaigne’s words.

Wedding quote 6:
“Ever thine ever mine ever ours” – Ludwig van Beethoven, The Third Letter

This sign off for one of Beethoven’s esteemed love letters would work perfectly in a wedding speech or wedding vows. The simplest words seem to pack the most punch when it comes to romance.

Wedding quote 7:
“Love like you’ve never been hurt” – Unknown

This romantic quote implies we should always give our all to those we love, and forget our past – wise words to say the least. This would probably work best in the best man’s speech, as kind advice to the happy couple.

Wedding quote 8:
“Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body… For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.” – Louis de Bernières, in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

We know it’s snuck onto our list twice, but Mr Bernières seems to understand love so well. This is a perfect quote for those couples who have been together for a little while, but understand that love is not just about those heady few months or year at the beginning of the relationship. Love is about that long-lasting commitment, which is what weddings are all about.

Wedding quote 9:
“I may not be your first, but to be your last would be perfect.” – Anonymous

It may be cheesy, but we love this romantic quote. This one may receive a few sniggers, but its deeper meaning of life-long commitment and being someone’s last lover and partner is heartfelt.

Wedding quote 10:
“We’ll always have Paris.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca

Every couple has that one place that means a lot to them; whether it’s the park, the bar they met or that special holiday destination. Feel free to adapt this quote and make it your own, but we warn you, “we’ll always have Pizza Hut” doesn’t have the same ring to it, so choose wisely.

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