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    18 Movie And TV Quotes That Are Perfect Wedding Readings

    For when you want a non-traditional way to declare your love.

    1. The Wedding Singer"Grow Old With You"

    Robbie stands in front of a curtain on an airplane with his guitar
    Flower Films

    "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 man who grows old with you,
    I wanna grow old with you."

    2. FleabagHot Priest's speech

    Hot Priest wears formal priest attire and stands in front of a floral declaration with a bible in his hand, delivering a speech
    Prime Video

    "It turns out it's quite hard to come up with something original about love, but I've had a go. Love is awful. It’s awful. It’s painful. It’s frightening. It makes you doubt yourself, judge yourself, distance yourself from the other people in your life. It makes you selfish. It makes you creepy, makes you obsessed with your hair, makes you cruel, makes you say and do things you never thought you would do.

    It’s all any of us want, and it’s hell when we get there. So no wonder it’s something we don’t want to do on our own. I was taught if we’re born with love then life is about choosing the right place to put it. People talk about that a lot, feeling right, when it feels right, it’s easy. But I’m not sure that’s true. It takes strength to know what’s right. And love isn’t something that weak people do. Being a romantic takes a hell of a lot of hope. I think what they mean is, when you find somebody that you love, it feels like hope."

    3. FriendsMonica and Chandler's vows

    Monica wears a wedding dress and veil and smiles up at Chandler, who wears a suit

    Monica: "For so long I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soulmate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort. And instead, I found everything that I'd ever been looking for my whole life. And now here we are with our future before us, and I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soulmate, my friend." 

    Chandler: "I thought this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do. But when I saw you walking down that aisle I realized how simple it was. I love you. Any surprises that come our way, it’s OK, because I will always love you. You are the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with." 

    4. When Harry Met Sally — Harry's declaration

    Harry looks at Sally seriously

    “I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because 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.”

    5. The Half of ItEllie's speech

    Ellie delivers an emotional speech

    "Love isn't patient and kind and humble. Love is messy and horrible and selfish and bold. It's not finding your perfect half. It's the trying and the reaching and failing. Love is being willing to ruin your good painting for the chance at a great one."

    6. Sex and the CityCarrie's poem

    Carrie wears a sparkly dress and reads from a sheet of paper in front of a microphone

    "His hello was the end of her endings,

    Her laugh was their first step down the aisle,

    His hand would be hers to hold forever,

    His forever was as simple as her smile,

    He said she was what was missing,

    She said instantly she knew,

    She was a question to be answered,

    And his answer was 'I do.'"

    7. Sleepless in Seattle — Sam's feelings

    Sam talks on the phone sitting in front of Christmas declarations

    "It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, it just meant we were supposed to be together. And I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I'd ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car. And I knew it. It was like... magic."

    8. Boy Meets WorldCory's declaration

    Cory holds Topanga's hand and smiles at her as they sit together on a couch

    "She gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance, she always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said, all I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about. And when I'm with her I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that's what I think is love...When I'm better because she's here."

    9. Love, SimonSimon's message

    Simon breathes out heavily as he types on his laptop at his desk in his bedroom
    20th Century Studios

    “I am done being scared. I'm done living in a world where I don't get to be who I am. I deserve a great love story… I know who you are. I know you're funny and thoughtful, you choose your words carefully and that they're always perfect and I know that you've been pretending for so long it's hard to believe that you can stop. I get it. Like I told you at the very beginning, I'm just like you… You deserve a great love story too.”

    10. Meet Joe BlackWilliam's advice

    William sits in an airplane seat wearing a suit and looking to the side as he speaks
    City Light Films

    "I know it's a cornball thing, but love is passion. Obsession. Someone you can't live without. I say fall head over heels, find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Well, forget your head and listen to your heart... Because, the truth is, honey, there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love — well, you haven't lived a life at all. But you have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived... Stay open. Who knows? Lightning could strike."

    11. Something NewKenya's confession

    Kenya cries
    Homegrown pictures

    "I know you must think I'm combative, neurotic, picky... And maybe I am. But the weird thing is, I've never had to be anything but myself with you right from the beginning. And with you I feel like I can do anything, say anything, try anything. And that's the life I want. I want an adventure with you. You don't understand, we're supposed to be together."

    12. Buffy the Vampire SlayerSpike's declaration

    Spike looks up with an earnest expression on his face
    Warner Bros

    "When I say I love you, it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman. You're the one."

    13. The Notebook — Noah's argument

    Noah has tears in his eyes as he stands in front of a car
    New Line Cinema

    "That’s what we do. We fight. You tell me when I’m being an an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you're being a pain in the ass. Which you are 99 per cent of the time. I’m not afraid of hurting your feelings. They have like a two-second rebound rate and you’re back doing the next pain in the ass thing… It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.”

    14. JunoMac's advice

    Close-up of Mac talking at his dining table
    Searchlight Pictures

    "In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still gonna think the sun shine's out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with."

    15. Stardust — Yvaine's confession

    Yvaine talks with enthusiasm and wide eyes

    "When I see the way that mankind loves. You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and... I think I love you... I never imagined I'd know it for myself. My heart — it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it's trying to escape because it doesn't belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I'd wish for nothing in exchange — no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine."

    16. How I Met Your MotherTed's speech

    Ted wears a tuxedo and talks with passion

    Love doesn't make sense. You can't logic your way into or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it, or else we're lost and love is dead and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do. I know that sounds cheesy, but it's just true... It doesn't have to make sense, to make sense."

    17. Definitely, MaybeWill's proposal

    Close-up of Will looking serious

    "I wanna marry you because you're the first person I wanna look at when I wake up in the morning, and the only one I wanna kiss goodnight. Because the first time that I saw these hands, I couldn't imagine not being able to hold them. But mainly, when you love someone as much as I love you, getting married is the only thing left to do."

    18. Shall We Dance?Beverly's explanation

    Beverly leans in as she talks, with tears in her eyes

    "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 un-witnessed because I will be your witness'."