Using quotes is a great way to lift your vows above the ordinary. After all, good writers are able to express what they feel. Great writers are able to express what people they’ve never met feel.
And an excellent writer can do the writing on the words like as if the words make good in your brain. Ahh, so close.
So join us – some great writers – as we talk you through how to use quotes in your wedding vows.
“Words build bridges into unexplored regions.”
But before you go sticking that in your vows – know who said it? A certain German dictator.
Always check who the author of the quote is. It turns out that even proper wrong’uns occasionally say some profound things.
Your vows should ideally be about one to two minutes in total, so don’t go clogging them up with lengthy quotes like you’re doing the audio book for War and Peace. Be concise. In fact, the shorter a quote is, the more memorable it is.
“I’m much more me when I’m with you.” – Unknown
Don’t just google ‘Love Quotes’ and pick the first one you come across. Be selective, find quotes from their favourite book, TV show or film. I would say favourite poem, but no-one has a favourite poem. The only people who have a favourite poem are poets. And they should never be invited to weddings.
Remember what your partner is into and utilise that for full romantic effect. If they love Game of Thrones, then quote a character from that. Although avoid the many many quotes about dragons and beheadings. Maybe something more like this?
“Love didn’t just happen to us. We built it slowly over the years, stone by stone… It’s not as exciting as secret passion in the woods, but it is stronger. It lasts longer.” – Caitlyn Stark
Ask yourself what sort of quote your partner would like to hear. Would they want a romantic one? A funny one? A profound one?
And also, what sort of quotes feel best suited to you?
Google a few, find ones you like, then read them out loud. Although please do this at home, not in the middle of B&Q or at the Post Office.
Sure, weddings are momentous, but that doesn’t mean you need to be earnest. The best weddings are the ones that suit the character of the bride and groom. If you’re silly, be silly. If you’re funny, be funny. If you’re light-hearted, be light-hearted.
There are so many quotes you can use that are about love, but not deeply serious. In fact, here are some funny quotes from famous comedians that you can use: