Wedding Anniversary Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wedding anniversary quotes, wedding anniversary sayings, and wedding anniversary proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Yes, it was love at first sight. I feel that after all these years, I have finally found my soul mate.     

Barbara Hershey

May every memory that you share of dreams you've seen come true, help make this special anniversary day a happy one, for the two of you.     

John Walter Bratton

Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.     

Germaine De Stael

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Six happy years together. Such a perfect matching. You're entering the 7 year itch zone. This is no time for scratching.     

John Walter Bratton

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.     

Zane Grey

I want you for always, days, years, eternities.     

Franz Schubert

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.     

S. J. Perelman

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.     

H.L. Mencken

I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you're going to stand up there, take your vows, and be married to them for the rest of your life.     

Blake Shelton

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.     

Vincent Van Gogh

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.     

Amy Bloom

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.     

Gene Perret

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.     

Marilyn Monroe

There is no mystery — that's the beauty of it. We are entirely explicable to each other, and yet we stay. What a miracle that is.     

Kamila Shamsie

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.     

S.J. Perelman

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.     

Peter De Vries

One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.     

G. Macdonald

The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn't marry me.     

Robert Brault

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.     

W. Somerset Maugham

After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.     

Mel Gibson

To have you in my life is wondrous. Yet all good things, allegedly, come to an end, piffle, says I, for you, undoubtedly, will forever be my lover and best friend.     

John Walter Bratton

I think we take it for granted that if you are with your husband after 30 years, then he is the love of your life.     

Sue Townsend

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.     

Madame De Stael

Today, we're marked with another year, and I'm glad to have my sweetheart near. With gratitude I thank you for your time. And hope that we continue to rhyme.     

Blake Flannery

After 45 years of marriage, when I have an argument with my wife, if we don't agree, we do what she wants. But, when we agree, we do what I want!     

Jacques Pepin

A year gone by in the blink of an eye. Meals, conversations, and laughing. Wondering what the future holds for us. We'll look back years from now. With gratitude for having each other. And we'll know we had a good time.     

Blake Flannery

The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.     

Paul Sweeney