Writing your own vows is the most romantic of gestures, but on such a big day, it can seem almost impossible to find the right words to say. When the pressure is on, it may help to look to some of the greats for inspiration (and we promise it’s not cheating). Incorporating a thought-provoking, tear-jerking or even chuckle-worthy quote on love can make your personalized vows sing.
Whatever style of “I dos” you prefer — whether sappy, spiritual or humorously honest — here’s a roundup of 15 quotes that are so sweet, even your wedding officiant may cry.
More: Wedding centerpieces
If you’re looking for funny…
It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. — Rita Rudner
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. — Robert Fulghum
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. — Harry (Billy Crystal), When Harry Met Sally
More: Wedding shoe ideas
If you’re looking for spiritual…
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. — Ephesians 4:2
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. — Mother Teresa
Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy. — Dwight Moody
Next Up: If you’re looking for a little sap…