Scripts With Famous or Quirky Quotes

The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler quote


We are gathered here to join _____ and _____ in the sacred union of marriage.   Marriage is more than a proclamation of love.  It is more than a commitment of faithfulness.  It is an all encompassing eternity of life with another, and for this reason, your marriage must also be joyful.   


So we begin this wedding with a reading from Adam Sandler, in The Wedding Singer;

I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad, carry you around when your arthritis is bad, all I wanna do is grow old with you. I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches, build you a fire if the furnace breaks, oh it could be so nice, growing old with you. I’ll miss you, kiss you, give you my coat when you are cold. Need you, feed you, even let you hold the remote control. So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink, put you to bed when you’ve had too much to drink, oh I could be the one who grows old with you, I wanna grow old with you.


There are three words that are stronger than I love you. Today _____ and _____ stand together to say ‘I choose you’. Forsaking all others, I choose you to share happiness with. I choose you to grow with, and  to love forever.  I choose to remember that neither one of us is perfect, but strive to remind myself of the ways we are perfect for each other.  Through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I choose to love, honor, respect and cherish you all the days of our lives.  


Please face each other, and hold hands..

(to Groom/Person2:)   _____, Do you take _____ to be your wife/husband/spouse, your best friend and partner?  To live together, play together and laugh together?  To fill her/his/their heart and feed her/his/their soul for the rest of your days?

(Groom/Person1 says, “I DO”)

(to Bride/Person2:)  _____,  Do you take _____ to be your husband, your best friend and partner?  To live together, play together and laugh together?  To fill his/her/their heart and feed his/her/their soul for the rest of your days?

(Bride/Person1 says, “I DO”)

RING EXCHANGE (optional)

Rings are made of precious metal, but that same metal is also made precious by wearing them. Your wedding rings are special because they enhance who you already are. They are a sign of your long journey together. Your wedding ring is a circle, a symbol of love never ending, and a seal to the vows you have just taken.

____, placing the ring on her/his/their left hand, please repeat after me, “_____, with this ring, I thee wed”  

(Groom/Person2 recites to the Bride/Person1)

_____, placing the ring on his/her/their left hand, please repeat after me, “_____, with this ring, I thee wed.”  

(Bride.Person1 recites to the Groom/Person2)


By the power vested in me by the Universal Life Church and the State of _______,  I now pronounce you husband and wife / H&H / W&W / married partners for life. You may kiss your bride/husband/spouse/partner!

X-Files Dana Scully quote

(Unplugged Welcome)

Family, friends, honored guests, on behalf of Name and Name, I would like to warmly welcome you to the celebration of their marriage. They wish to express their gratitude for each of you who has chosen to be here today.  During the ceremony this afternoon, we respectfully request that you silence and put away all cell phones and cameras so we can all be fully present in this moment.

(Words about love & marriage)

Whenever we attend a wedding, we are given the opportunity to reflect on our own relationships. We might look at the couple before us and be tempted to compare their love to the quality of our relationships. The truth is that every couple is as unique as the individuals in it, but one thing holds true: For love to exist between two people, each person must allow the vulnerability of giving his or her love to the other, and each must be open to receiving the other’s love in turn. Therefore each of us is a powerful creator of love. Each of us, every moment of every day, has the choice to dedicate ourselves to one another or to withhold our love and caring.

If you ask couples who have a strong and abiding love what they like most about their partners, many will say when they are with that person they don’t have to pretend to be anything other than what they are. They are able to express themselves without fear of being judged or rejected. There is room in the relationship for both of them to be unique individuals. They are free to surrender to the vulnerability of true intimacy—to be known and loved unconditionally.

When two people are happily married, they enjoy each other’s company with the greatest delight and excitement. As many moments they might spend together and as many conversations they might share, it could never be enough. They can find endless joy in discovering each other and in sharing their being with the other. A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.

In the words of Dana Scully, “It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”

(Declaration of Intent)

Name and Name, before this moment you have been many things to one another, but now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, words that will irreversibly alter the relationship between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this—is my husband; this—is my wife.  It is relatively simple to stand here and say these words today, but far more difficult to live them day to day. When you love someone, you do not love them all the time in exactly the same way. That is impossible. Yet that is what most of us expect. We forget the ebb and flow of life and of love and of relationships. We insist on permanence, on duration, on continuity. But in love, as in life, the only stability is in change, in growth, and in freedom. Therefore what you promise today must be renewed and reaffirmed tomorrow and all the tomorrows to come.


XX do you take ZZ to be the wife/husband of your days, the companion of your heart, and the friend of your life? To stand united in the face of adversity and bask together in the light of good fortune?  With these words spoken, do you wish to marry ZZ and join your life with hers/his?

ZZ, do you take XX to be the husband/wife of your days, the companion of your heart, and the friend of your life? To stand united in the face of adversity and bask together in the light of good fortune? With these words spoken, do you wish to marry XX and join your life with his/hers?

XX, do you vow to love ZZ faithfully, to be worthy of her/his trust and deserving of her/his respect, to support, comfort, and strengthen her/him through life’s joys and sorrows, and to love her/him without reservation, all the days of your life? (I do)

ZZ, do you vow to love XX faithfully, to be worthy of his/her trust and deserving of his/her respect, to support, comfort, and strengthen him/her through life’s joys and sorrows, and to love him/her without reservation, all the days of your life? (I do)

(Ring Exchange)

For generations, the passage of two people into the state of marriage has been marked by the exchange of rings.  

Rings hold deep symbolic meaning. The circle is an ancient symbol representing notions of totality, wholeness, perfection, and the infinite. It implies an idea of movement and symbolizes the cycle of time. It symbolizes both the potential and the completion, the eternal cycle of life.

Even as these circles, these rings, hold universal significance, they are also personally significant to these two here today.  They are a constant reminder of the bond between a husband and a wife. A visible, tangible symbol of their commitment to each other.  Let these rings be a sign that love has substance as well as soul, a present as well as a past, and that this person has been chosen, this person walks not alone through life.

XX, please place this ring on ZZ’s finger and repeat after me:
Let this ring be a symbol of my promises to you and a reminder of my devotion to you. I am honored to call you my wife/husband/partner.

ZZ, please place this ring on XX’s finger and repeat after me:
Let this ring be a symbol of my promises to you and a reminder of my devotion. I am honored to call you my husband/wife/partner.

(Final Words)

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be a companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. Treat yourselves and each other with respect, patience, and compassion, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together.  Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness, and kindness that your love deserves.  If each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.  May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth. Go now and enter into the days of your life together.   


XX and ZZ, you have each betrothed yourself to the other in love and compassion, and you have taken upon yourselves the responsibilities of a profound and loving friendship.  In the presence of these witnesses and in keeping with tradition, you have spoken the words and performed rites that have united your lives. Having so affirmed, I now pronounce that you are husband and wife / married partners for life.

You may seal this marriage with a kiss!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present, for the first time ..

Other Quotes to Consider

The Beatles, The End:

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

Shakespeare,  Romeo & Juliet:

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My Love as deep;
The more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”

Star Wars wedding is found under the heading, “Offbeat.”

A.A. Milne, (as Christopher Robin) Winnie the Pooh;

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together,

There is something you must always remember.

You are braver than you believe, strong than you seem and smarter than you think.

But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart

I’ll always be with you.”

Maya Angelou;

“Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.”




Judy Garland;

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

Lao Tzu;

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”


Emily Brontë:

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

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot;

“Consider our planet. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived here on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Once we lose our fear of being tiny, we find ourselves on the threshold of a vast and awesome Universe which dwarfs — in time, in space, and in potential — the tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors.” 

He goes on to state, in his book, “Cosmos..” that “for small creatures such as we, the vastness is made bearable only through love.” 


Mahatma Gandhi;

“Where there is love there is life.”

Helen Keller;

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Sensei Egyoku Nakao, A Blessing For The Journey (A Buddhist prayer)

“Let us vow to bear witness to the wholeness of life,
realizing the completeness of each and every thing.
Embracing our differences, I shall know myself as you, and you as myself.
May we serve each other for all our days, here, there, and everywhere.

Let us vow to open ourselves to the abundance of life.
Freely giving and receiving, I shall care for you, for the trees and stars, as treasures of my very own.

May we be grateful for all our days, here, there, and everywhere.

Let us vow to forgive all hurt, caused by ourselves and others,
and to never condone hurtful ways. Being responsible for my actions,

I shall free myself and you. Will you free me, too?
May we be kind for all our days, here, there, and everywhere.

Let us vow to remember that all that appears will disappear.
In the midst of uncertainty, I shall sow love.
Here. Now. I call to you.

Let us together live The Great Peace that we are.
May we give no fear for all our days, here, there, and everywhere.”


Emily Dickinson:

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” 



Darlene Schach;

“Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.”

From When Harry Met Sally;

“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.”

Dr Seuss;

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”


George Eliot;

“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 all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”


 “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.”

Marilyn Monroe;

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

Henry David Thoreau;

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

Dr Seuss;

“People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”

Albert Einstein;

“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”

John Lennon;

“When we are in love, we are open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.”

William Shakespeare;

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”


“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”

Mother Teresa;

“We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”

Elizabeth Browning;

“Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

Elizabeth Browning;

“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.”

Susan Sarandon as Beverly Clark in Shall We Dance?

“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, 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 of 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.’”

Swedish Proverb;

 “Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”

Bruce Lee;

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

Robert Fulghum:

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”


From Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo;

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.  The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.  We pardon to the extent that we love.  Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again.  And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.  Loved for ourselves.  And even loved in spite of ourselves.

The Princess Bride;

“Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today.”

A.A. Milne, (as Pooh) Winnie the Pooh;

“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.”

Marilyn Monroe:

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so that you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”


“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”


“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. It is about appreciation.”


Mark Twain:

“I am grateful that you were born, that your love is mine, and our two lives are woven and welded together.”


Anatole France:

“If the path be beautiful, let us not question where it leads.” 


David Viscott:

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



Oprah Winfrey;

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

Robert Browning;

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”

Arwen, in The Fellowship of the Ring;

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”

Henry David Thoreau;

“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.”

Maya Angelou;

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

Abraham Lincoln;

Here in my heart, my happiness, my house.  Here inside the lighted window is my love, my hope, my life.  Peace is my companion on the pathway winding to the threshold.  Inside this portal dwells new strength in the security, serenity, and radiance of those I love above life itself. Here, two will build new dreams – dreams that tomorrow will come true.  The world over, these are the thoughts at eventide, when footsteps turn ever homeward.  In the haven of the hearthside is rest and peace and comfort.

From ‘The Amber Spyglass’, by Phillip Pullman;
I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of me and one of you.

From The Corpse Bride;

With this hand, I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.

All I Know About Love by Neil Gaiman
This is everything I have to tell you about love: nothing.
This is everything I’ve learned about marriage: nothing.
Only that the world out there is complicated,
and there are beasts in the night, and delight and pain,
and the only thing that makes it okay, sometimes,
is to reach out a hand in the darkness and find another hand to squeeze,
and not to be alone.
It’s not the kisses, or never just the kisses: it’s what they mean.
Somebody’s got your back.
Somebody knows your worst self and somehow doesn’t want to rescue you
or send for the army to rescue them.
It’s not two broken halves becoming one.
It’s the light from a distant lighthouse bringing you both safely home
because home is wherever you are both together.
So this is everything I have to tell you about love and marriage: nothing,
like a book without pages or a forest without trees.
Because there are things you cannot know before you experience them.
Because no study can prepare you for the joys or the trials.
Because nobody else’s love, nobody else’s marriage, is like yours,
and it’s a road you can only learn by walking it,
a dance you cannot be taught,
a song that did not exist before you began, together, to sing.
And because in the darkness you will reach out a hand,
not knowing for certain if someone else is even there.
And your hands will meet,
and then neither of you will ever need to be alone again.
And that’s all I know about love.
Albert Einstein:
“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”

Bob Marley:

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”

To Love is Not to Possessby James Kavanaugh

To love is not to possess,
To own or imprison,
Nor to lose one’s self in another.
Love is to join and separate,
To walk alone and together,
To find a laughing freedom
That lonely isolation does not permit.
It is finally to be able
To be who we really are
No longer clinging in childish dependency
Nor docilely living separate lives in silence,
It is to be perfectly one’s self
And perfectly joined in permanent commitment
To another–and to one’s inner self.
Love only endures when it moves like waves,
Receding and returning gently or passionately,
Or moving lovingly like the tide
In the moon’s own predictable harmony,
Because finally, despite a child’s scars
Or an adult’s deepest wounds,
They are openly free to be
Who they really are–and always secretly were,
In the very core of their being
Where true and lasting love can alone abide.

A reading from the Apostle Paul
Corinthians, Chapter 13, verses 4 through 7;
“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”
“We are born of love; Love is our mother.”
Richard Bach:

“True love stories never have endings.”




“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.”


Maya Angelou:

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”


Joan Crawford:

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”



A Blessing from Rumi

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcome
as the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.




Chadug Rinpoche;

“Everything in our experience is impermanent. This universe that we inhabit wasn’t here at one time, and one day it will again be reduced to nothing. Once, our own physical body wasn’t here and someday it will again be gone. Of the many people who lived on this earth one hundred years ago, how many are here now? And of those, how many will be here in one hundred years? If you understand impermanence, you will know the importance of using your time together well.

Marriage means making a commitment from this time forward, for the rest of your lives, to live together in harmony, with joy, love and affection, and with the intention to benefit each other as much as possible. This means aspiring day by day to place the happiness of your partner before your own. To resolve to meet each other’s needs and contribute to each other’s growth. The genuine and selfless love you express for each other will lead to happiness in this life.”

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