Add some fun Quotes to your Wedding Ceremony
(can be read by Wedding Officiant, family or friends)
“Alan Katz was the officiant who married us, and he was absolutely wonderful! He was so sweet, and through in a few laughs here and there!” Source: Ashley P. – THE YELP Reviews
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day
so I never have to live without you.
—A. A. Milne
When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
Why is it that people get married?
Because we need a witness to our lives.
There’s a billion people on the planet.
What does any one life really mean?
But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything…
The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things,
All of it… all the time, every day.
You’re saying “Your life will not go unnoticed, because I will notice it.
Your life will not go unwitnessed, because I will be your witness.”
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.
I love that you get cold when it is 71 degrees out.
I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich.
I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts.
I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes.
And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.
And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve.
I came here tonight because 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
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.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get,
only with what you are expecting to give.
Ignore any doubt or confusion.
Move on believing in love, in peace, and harmony, and in great accomplishment.
Love. Love first, love always, love forever.
You are the sun in my winter sky, you are the hello in my goodbye.
You are the stars shining down on me, you are everything I had hoped you would be.
You are the arms wrapped around a hug, you are the pull when I need a little tug.
You are the lips that feel my gentle touch, you are the one who loves me so much.
You are the one who I come to for love, you are my angel sent from above.
I need your love, I need you too…
Because I am the “I” in “I love you.”
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Until the angels close my eyes, I can’t imagine seeing life without you.
A good marriage is like a casserole,
and only those responsible for it
really know what goes in it.
I love thee, I love but thee
with a love that shall not die
till the sun grows cold
and the stars grow old.
You know it’s love when forever is not long enough.
Love is all you need.
Getting married is like getting a dog. It teaches you to be less self-centered, to accept
sudden, surprising outbursts of affection, and not to be upset by a few scratches on your car.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.
You know, if you were a Broadway musical, people would behumming your face.
—The Goodbye Girl
Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support, it brings stability to our society. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family… Because it fulfils yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.
Goodridge –v– Department of Health (2003)
Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice, Margaret H. Marshall
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.
“In marriage we marry a mystery, an other, a counterpart. In a sense the person we marry is a stranger about whom we have a magnificent hunch. The person we choose to marry is someone we love, but her depths, her intimate intricacies – we will come to know only in the long unraveling of time. We know enough about our beloved to know that we love her, to imagine that, as time goes on, we will come to enjoy her even more, become even more of ourselves in her presence. To our knowledge we add our willingness to embark on the journey of getting to know her, of coming to see her, even so wonderfully more. Swept up by attraction, attention, fantasy, hope, and a certain happy measure of recognition, we agree to come together for the mysterious future, to see where the journey will take us. This companionship on life’s journey is the hallmark of marriage, its natural province, its sweetest and most primal gift.
In promising always, we promise each other time. We promise to exercise our love, to stretch it large enough to embrace the unforeseen realities of the future. We promise to learn to love beyond the level of our instincts and inclinations, to love in foul weather as well as good, In hard times as well as when we are exhilarated by the pleasures of romance. We change because of these promises. We shape ourselves according to them; We live in their midst and live differently because of them. We feel protected because of them. We try some things and resist trying others because, having promised, we feel secure. Marriage, the bond, makes us free to see, to be, to love. Our souls are protected; our hearts have come home.”
–Daphne Rose Kingma
I dedicate this page to Cathy and Sarah who I had the honor to marry twice.
Once in LA and Once in NY. These were quoted that guests read during the ceremony.