When love blossoms into a lifelong promise, words become the threads that weave the tapestry of that journey. A wedding speech or toast is a cherished opportunity to express profound emotions, offer heartfelt advice, and celebrate the union of your loved ones. But, crafting a meaningful speech can be stressful.

Whether you’re the best man, the maid of honor, or a proud parent, using the right quote will infuse your speech with grace and sentiment. If you’re struggling to find the right words, we’re here to help with inspiration and the best quotes about love, friendship, and marriage.

The Best Quotes to Use in a Wedding Speech

The list of quotes about love and marriage is endless, but these are some of our very favorites. Let’s start with the most popular quotes for a wedding speech.

“Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.” – John Keats

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.” – Joyce Brothers

“A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.” – André Maurois

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

“May your love be modern enough to survive the times, but old-fashioned enough to last forever.” – Unknown

Romantic Wedding Quotes for Wedding Speeches

If you want to amp up the romance factor, these quotes are perfect to infuse into a speech or toast.

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë

“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” – Angelita Lim

“For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gérard

“I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” – Charles Dickens

“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” – Robert Brault

“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” – David Wilkerson

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” – Marilyn Monroe

“I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.” – Nicholas Sparks

Religious Wedding Quotes to Use in a Speech

Want to express a couple’s deep faith into your wedding speech? These Bible verses are the best for weddings.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:14

“I found the one my heart loves.” – Song of Solomon 3:4

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15:12

“Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 13:34

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2

“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else.” – 1 Thessalonians 3:12

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God.” – 1 John 4:7

Funny Quotes to Use in a Wedding Speech

If your goal is to give a wedding speech that makes people laugh, these funny wedding speech quotes are a slam dunk.

“Marriage is like a deck of cards. At the start, all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you’re looking for a club and a spade.” – Unknown

“Marriage is when a man and woman become one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.” – Anonymous

“Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.” – Pauline Thomason

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Love is a lot like a toothache. It doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” – George Burns

“A husband is like a fire; he goes out when unattended.” – Evan Esar

“The most important four words for a successful marriage: ‘I’ll do the dishes.'” – Unknown

“Marriage is a wonderful institution… but who wants to live in an institution?” – Groucho Marx

“The secret to a happy marriage remains a secret.” – Henny Youngman

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet service to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell

“The bride and groom — may your troubles be as few and as far apart as my grandmother’s teeth.” – Anonymous

Quotes About Friendship for a Wedding Toast

If you’re a best man or maid of honor, leading your speech with a friendship quote is sure to make every guest go “awwww”.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'” – C.S. Lewis

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Friendship is not about whom you have known the longest, but about who came and never left your side.” – Unknown

“True friendship is when two people walk in different directions, but still remain side by side.” – Unknown

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

“In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” – Khalil Gibran

“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and the one which we take the least thought to acquire.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” – Elie Wiesel

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.” – Alexander Dumas

“A single rose can be my garden, a single friend my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Friendship is like a perennial river which flows forever. It may change its path, but will never ever dry up.” – Pinaki Prasad Mohanty

“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” – Unknown

Do you feel ready to write your speech? You’ve got this!

xoxo – the Team at Ann’s