85 Best Marriage Quotes To Make Your Big Day More Special

Sometimes all you need is to remind each other how beautiful the married life is.

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Marriage is a beautiful experience – an adventure in romance, if you will! If you are celebrating your marriage or someone else’s, here are some marriage quotes to make the day even more special. Being married is like forever sailing in an ocean – there are storms you have to brave through, but there are also some surreal and beautiful experiences. No matter the number of years you’ve been with your partner, whether you’re newlyweds or have been together for 50 years, celebrating your union strengthens the marriage and brings you closer.

You can show your love and appreciation for your partner in many ways, but let’s start with words. Words have the power to render your lover speechless and make their heart burst with joy. And you don’t have to be an extravagant wordsmith; all you need are words from your heart to tell your other half that you are utterly besotted with them. To get you started, here are some heart-melting marriage quotes.

Quotes About Love And Marriage

  1. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
  1. “In terms of my marriage, you know, falling in love with my husband was by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” – Caroline Kennedy
  1. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
  1. “Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  1. “What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.”– Victor Hugo
  1. “What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” – Maggie Reyes
  1. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”– Nicholas Sparks
  1. “You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” – Richard Needham
  1. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me…every day.” – Nicholas Sparks
  1. “Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller
  1. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda
  1. “There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.” – Menander
  1. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  1. “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.” – Ronald Reagan
  1. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”– Lao Tzu
  1. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
  1. “Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.” – Boris Pasternak
  1. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
  1. “The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.” – Bruce Forsyth

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Premarital counseling can help identify potential issues that you need to work on to enhance your relationship.

  1. “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 silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” – George Eliot
  1. “True love stands by each other’s side on good days and stands closer on bad days.” – Unknown
  1. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotations About Marriage

  1. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther
  1. “A good marriage is a contest of generosity.” – Diane Sawyer
  1.  “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green
  1. “A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.” – Fawn Weaver
  1.  “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we are apart, I’ll always be with you.” – A.A Milne
  1. “The essence of marriage is companionship, and the woman you face across the coffee urn every morning for ninety-nine years must be both able to appreciate your jokes and to sympathize with your aspirations.” – Elbert Hubbard
  1. “Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.” – Stephen Gaines
  1. “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” – Tom Mullen
  1. “Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.” – Fawn Weaver
  1. “To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.” – Criss Jami
  1. “Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring, the not-so-glamorous moments. And thank God through it all.” – Meghan Matt
  1. “I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.” – Carson Daly
  1. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” – Oscar Wilde
  1.  “A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.” – Unknown
  1.  “Marriage is not a noun, it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” – Barbara De Angelis
  1. “The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little extra every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.” – Fawn Weaver
  1. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen

protip_icon Did You Know?
Men began wearing wedding rings in the early 20th century. The practice gained broader acceptance during and after the war as a tangible way to remember their wives.

Love Quotes For Wife

  1. You are the beautiful adventure I never want to end.
  1. I promise to handle your heart with care and treasure it with love.
  1. The power of your smile should never be underestimated. It melts my heart and touches my soul.
  1. You are the winner and the sole owner of my heart.
  1. Your smile is intoxicating. It lingers, it captivates my heart.
  1.  You’re gonna have to stop being so gorgeous because my heart is about to beat completely out of my chest.
  1. Thank you for stealing my eyes from the crowd and stealing my heart from me.
  1. You are the icing on my cake, the A to my OK, and the heart to my soul.
  1. With you by my side, I feel like I’m on top of the world.
  1. Every day, I think I couldn’t possibly love you more. Every day, I’m proven wrong.
  1. In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
  1. You are the rainbow in my sky, you are the sun in my life, you are the half that makes me whole, you are my heart, and you are my soul.
  1. You are the light that guides my life. You are the road that leads me home. You are the keeper of my heart.
  1. You have the key to my heart, and it’s eternally yours. My heart belongs solely to you.
  1.  I promise to hold you forever in my heart as long as I live, and I promise to love you until my last breath.
  1. You gave your smile to me, you gave your heart to me, you gave me everything that I will ever need.
  1. Home is where my heart is, home is with you.
  1. You are sorta, kinda, pretty much always, 24/7 in my mind and my heart.
  1.  I really love you; I love you forever. I still love you; I love you with all my heart. I will always love you.
  1. With every beat of my heart, my love for you grows stronger. You’re the rhythm that keeps me steady on the march through life.
  1.  I crown you the queen of my heart.
  1. You are the winner and the sole owner of my heart.
  1. You have captivated my heart and soul forever.
  1.  I surrendered my heart to you the day we met.
  1.  I’ll forever carry you and hold you in my heart.
  1. My heart is guaranteed 100% yours.
  1. Loving and romancing you is my hobby.
  1. My heart skips and sings whenever you are near.
  1. Your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.
  1. Your smile is the reason why I have a twinkle in my eye and love in my heart.
  1. You rang the bell to my heart, and it echoes “I love you.”
  1. You may not hold my hand for long, but you hold my heart forever.

protip_icon Trivia
The tradition of wearing “something old” symbolizes the bride’s connection to her past, while “something new” symbolizes the hope and happiness of a new life together. “Something borrowed” signifies the sharing of joy and the support of loved ones, and “something blue” represents fidelity and love.

  1. To the love of my life, I wish you have the best out of today. Perfection in all you set your heart to do. Stay great and lovely for me, dear. Love you.
  1.  Sometimes I wonder if love is worth fighting for. Then I look at you. I’m ready for war.
  1.  As long as there is me, your heart will be the best it can ever be. To keep your heart unbroken is a promise I am willing to keep. I love you.
  1.  I dropped a tear in the ocean, the day that I find it is the day I’ll stop loving you.
  1.  I love you, as I have never loved another or ever will again, I love you with all that I am and all that I will ever be.
  1.  When you feel alone, just look at the spaces between your fingers, and remember that’s where my fingers fit perfectly.
  1.  I plan on being with you until forever ends.

Marriage is all about serious commitment, but the following funny quotes on marriage are sure to crack you up and lighten the mood. Scroll down.

Funny Marriage Quotes

  1. Marriage is said to be the union of two hearts, but more often it becomes one heart dominating the other.
  1. Marriage begins with two hearts and a diamond and then becomes all about hunting for a club and a spade.
  1. Never doubt my choices and taste again because I am the one who chose you as my life partner.
  1. I am marrying you because I want someone to always find my glasses.
  1. I hope the marriage vows won’t be the only time we agree on something together.

Discover the beauty of marriage through these top 25 quotes, compiled in the video below. From expressions of love to reflections on challenges and hardships, these inspiring quotes celebrate the diverse journey of long-lasting companionship.

Marriage is one of the most special bonds in the world as your partner becomes an important part of your life. You can use the above marriage quotes to wish someone a happy marriage anniversary or let your significant other know how lucky you feel to have them as your life partner. These quotes also help you understand that despite all hardships in life, your marriage is your strength, and you should strive to protect it. So, choose the quotes that resonate with you and share them with your loved ones today!

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Dr. Dorothee Ischler

Dr. Dorothee IschlerDMFT, LMFT, LP

Dr. Dorothee Ischler is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over three decades of experience. She is a seasoned professional in mental health and relationship coaching, and her comprehensive understanding of individual, relational, and family dynamics fuels her commitment to fostering lasting bonds. Dr. Ischler adopts a holistic approach to well-being and intertwines mind, body (somatic therapies,...read full bio

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