Epic Love Quotes to Include in Your Wedding Invitation

Personalizing your wedding invitation with an inspirational quote or verse can be more than appropriate; your selection can set the tone for your wedding day and even your married life, especially if you chose an epic quote.

The Brownings, Elizabeth and Robert, are some of the most favored poets for verses about love, with these two well known excerpts:

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

― Robert Browning

Plenty of other writers have turned their thoughts and pens to the subject of love, and your wedding invitation could include one of these quotes as well, either as part of the invitation or as a separate insert in the wedding invitation box:

  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle
  • “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Wuthering Heights
  • “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.” — e. cummings
  • “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” — Robert Heinlein

You may prefer a little Shakespeare for you wedding invitation, and no wonder. The Bard wrote in iambic pentameter, which was a poetic structure he himself created. It’s rhythm of Ta TUM repeats five times in a line, mimicking the pattern of a human heartbeat.

  • “So long as men can breather or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.” – Sonnet 18

  • “No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved,

No sooner loved, but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason.” – As You Like It

  • “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Hamlet
  • “So long as I can breathe or I can see

so long lives your love which gives life to me.” – Much Ado about Nothing

There’s a place for contemporary quotes from writers, musicians and poets in your wedding invitation as well:

  • “You are, and always have been,my dream.” – Nicholas Sparks
  • At last / my love has come along / my lonely days are over / and life is like a song. – Etta James
  • “If the moon and stars should fall / They’d be easy to replace / I would lift you up to heaven / And you would take their place.” – Warrant
  • “Let there be spaces in your togetherness,/ And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” – Kahlil Gibran

The Beatles knew about love all along, having said it the simplest: “All you need is love; love is all you need.”