5 Shakespeare Quotes about Love for your Wedding

William Shakespeare Portrait

Tuesday (March 27th, 2018) was World Theatre Day, and we thought what better way to celebrate than with some love quotes from William Shakespeare’s plays. Poems and readings make great additions to a wedding but there’s also room to include some romantic Shakespearean quotes on your invitations, on your personalised wedding website or even as table centrepieces at your wedding breakfast or reception.

Shakespeare’s words about love and marriage aren’t just deeply moving, they’re also timeless. Adding a touch of sophistication, charm and emotion to your ceremony, the bard’s take on love, relationships and marriage should be easily recognisable to your guests, too.  There are so many plays and sonnets to choose from but we’ve picked some of our favourites from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labours Lost, The Tempest and, of course, Romeo and Juliet.

We’d love to hear what your favourites are. Or maybe you’re more of a Kit Marlowe fan?  Did you incorporate English literature into your big day, and if so how did you do it?

A couple of years ago on the Pink Wedding Days blog, we were schooled in our knowledge of Shakespeare.  The fab folks at Book of The Dad let us pick something from their selection of gorgeous typewritten literary quotes, and we picked one of Shakespeare’s most well-known sayings (or so we thought).  The timing was perfect as a close friend was about to get married at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon and what better memento for her big day than a lovely, pithy saying from old Bill?
"When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew."

We bet you’ve heard that before.  But it turns out that he never wrote it. In our defence, we weren’t the only ones who’d assumed it was one of his.  It’s misattributed A LOT all over the internet and by businesses, too. Lovely as it is, it's actually taken from the 1893 opera, Falstaff.

5 Quotes from Shakespeare About Love to use in your Wedding

Shakespeare Love Quote on Blue Blackground

"Doubt though the stars are fire;
doubt that the sun doth move;
dought truth to be a liar;
but never doubt I love."

Midsummer Night's Dream Love Quote: White text on pink background

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind"

Romeo and Juliet Love Quote Act 2 Scene 1 white text on blue background

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea.
My love as deep:
The more I give to thee.
The more I have for both are infinite."

Love's Labour's Lost Love Quote in white text on pink background

"When love speaks, the voice of all the Gods
Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony."

Love Quote by Shakespeare white text with blue sky

"Hear my soul speak: The very instant that I saw you,
did my heart fly to your service." 

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