Cheers to your best friend’s new journey!
Can you believe it? The day is finally here! Your childhood dream of planning this moment has made its way into your life. When was the last time all of your best friends have been in a room together getting dolled up? Maybe it’s been years, or maybe this is another Friday night … except for your best friend is getting married!
You’re all gathered in a hotel room with a view of the most gorgeous bride. She asked you to be her maid of honor. Not only is this the biggest moment of her life, but it’s also yours too. To see her happy and receiving the love, honor, and respect she deserves is the best gift you could have asked for throughout your friendship — but writing your maid of honor speech to give during the wedding reception in front of everyone in her life is a LOT of pressure.
The idea of your best friend getting married can be both exciting but also scary. Who knows if you will see each other as often as you’re used to? After all, she has her own family to take care of now.
However, the scariest thought of all is having to make your special speech during the reception. All eyes are going to be on you and you can’t afford to slip up! Maybe you can’t think of how to express your gratitude and love for your friend in a single speech. Or maybe you’re just not that great at writing your feelings down and reciting them. Whatever the case may be, we can all agree that public speaking should have been left behind in college, yet here you are, desperate for maid of honor speech ideas that are the perfect mix of personable and touching, witty and funny.
Fear not friends, I have the perfect solution for your worrying! I’ve come up with a list of love quotes and marriage sayings to use during your maid of honor speech. Use this as your guide but don’t forget this is your moment to express how special the bride is in your life. No matter what you say, tears will be flowing and glasses will be raised.
Here is our collection of the best marriage quotes about love to use in your maid of honor speech at the wedding reception!
1. Water your garden and love will overflow.
“Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.” Darlene Schacht
2. Here’s to your fairytale coming true.
“Once in a while, in the middle of an otherwise ordinary life, love bestows on us a fairy-tale, a romance that is true and pure. I have never seen another couple as in love as these two people here who have been married today and I am so honored to know and love them. Congratulations to you both and to the beautiful future that lays ahead of you.” Unknown
3. I hope your eyes are open!
“Love is blind. Marriage is the eye-opener.” Pauline Thomason
4. It’s a forever thing.
“Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.” James C. Dobson
5. Love them unconditionally, every day!
“A marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” Barbara De Angelis
6. Come on out, honey. It’s your big day.
“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” Zora Neal Hurston
7. I hope you don’t get nauseous.
“Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” Elizabeth Barret Browning
8. When you’re not strong, he’ll always be there.
“You are able to surprise each other in ways that are always new. And it is not always just good times that make you fall in love. You can fall in love during the hard times as well, when you have to lean on each other and cry on each other’s shoulders.” Unknown
9. Follow the stars.
“You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.” Anais Nin
10. This is a forever thing!
“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” George Eliot
11. Keep that spark alive.
“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.” Pearl S. Buck
12. You’re living your dreams, girl!
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because your reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Suess
13. That’s… kinda scary yet beautiful.
“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” Unknown
14. This ain’t a fever dream.
“After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6 degrees of marriage!” Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook
15. I mean you knew before that, right?
“It was only long after the ceremony that we learned why we got married in the first place.” Lois Wyse
16. Well, this speaks for itself!
“We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It’s called love.” Gene Perret
17. You heard the man. Get back to us in 25 years.
“Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” Mark Twain
18. Your love is as high as the sky!
“Here’s to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented!” Heinrich Heine
19. Take your man by the hand and show him what you got.
“Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.” Amy Bloom
20. Make sure his straps are in check!
“It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight.” John Stevenson
21. No need to reach for the Advils anymore.
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” Henry David Thoreau
22. Are you ready for a life-changing transformation?
“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.” J. Krishnamurti
23. It’s okay for you guys to be different!
“It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting.” Todd Ruthman
24. Love is all you’ll ever need.
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” Natalie Cole
25. That’s deep, just like the love you have for each other.
“The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the year’s increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.” Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole
26. Bring out the tissues for this one.
“Let the world stop turning, let the sun stop burning, let them tell me love’s not worth going through. If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, the only dream that mattered had come true…In this life, I was loved by you.” Bette Midler
27. Home is wherever you are.
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” George Moore
28. Don’t ever let those fires die!
“To keep the fire burning brightly there’s one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart — about a finger’s breadth — for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.” Marnie Reed Crowell
29. Keep both of your eyes fixated towards the future.
“Love does not consist of gazing at one another but looking outward in the same direction.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
30. Be the peace they seek.
“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.” John Green
31. Skip the gym today, get your strength from their love!
“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
32. You two are one and the same.
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Bronte
33. I hope that love bind isn’t too tight!
“Love is the sum of our choices, the strength of our commitments, the ties that bind us together.” Emily Giffin
34. They are yours for the long haul.
“The capacity to love is tied to being able to be awake, to being able to move out of yourself and be with someone else in a manner that is not about your desire to possess them, but to be with them, to be in union and communion.” Bell Hooks
35. Math isn’t fun, but it is when you’re talking about that special one.
“A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.” Nanette Newman
36. There is no such thing as walls in this relationship.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
37. Throw on those hiking boots, it’s about to get real.
“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” Nikki Giovanni
38. Expect nothing, give everything.
“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.” Katherine Hepburn
39. We don’t expect you to starve but you get the point.
“Love is that can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kinda stuff.” Angels in the Outfield, 1994
40. Hope you found your favorite piece of chocolate.
“I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental — like on a breeze, but I think maybe it’s both… If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away.” Forrest Gump, 1994