12 Marriage Quotes to Consider for Wedding Toasts & Speeches


The big day is coming, the day two loving hearts start beating as one! Which means it’s high time to consider what exactly you are going to say in your wedding toast. The question that worries the most speakers at an LGBTQ+ ceremony — what quotes should you use?

A wedding is always a wedding — a celebration of union — so the basic structure of any speech will be the same:

If you are looking for the best romantic quotes for queer-friendly wedding speeches, we are here to help. Here’s a list of the 15 most touching quotes that will make everyone swoon and laugh at any LGBTQ ceremony.

Romance is in the air, so here are some of our favorite romantic wedding toast quotes:

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”

—Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“Woman to woman, heart to heart, there is no force strong enough to tear your love apart.”

The now famous “Love is love.” quote by Barack Obama is always appropriate for wedding speeches.

“The power of love is that it sees all people.”

—Dr. DaShanne Stokes

“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

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”


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

—Lao Tzu

“The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.”


“Everyone wants to be loved.”

—Boy George


No speech is perfect without a joke, so you might want a couple of wedding jokes, that are funny, yet appropriate for all ages.

For, as the well-known quotation goes: “Live. Love. Laugh.” and with ability to laugh comes wisdom to love.

“It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”

—Rita Rudner

“Love is sharing your popcorn.”

—Charles Schultz

Wedding speeches often have some barely decent jokes about sex life, and gay wedding speeches are no exception. Still, be wise and take the age and sense of humor of the audience into consideration. Before cracking any joke, make sure that you are on the same wavelength with the audience. 

Olga Reznikova


Olga Reznikova is a writer at WeddingForward.com. Wedding Forward is a source of inspiration for modern & beautiful brides, including photos of real weddings, wedding shop, local vendors, fashion ideas, DIY tips, and everything else to do with wedding planning.