28 Unique Ways to Show Off Your Favorite Quotes at Your Wedding
There are plenty of ways to personalize your wedding, but there's a clear favorite among many couples. More and more brides and grooms are incorporating quotes into their big days, from words of wisdom, to funny phrases, to romantic sayings. Quotes can serve a number of purposes. For example, they can convey a mood. They can also help to label a space or instruct your event's guests. Their versatility is undoubtedly one of the reasons they're so popular—there's a quote out there to suit basically any need. If you'd like to hop on this persistent trend, we've got plenty of inspiration. Here, you'll find some of our favorite ideas for displaying quotes at weddings.
Quoting something at your wedding involves two things: 1) finding the right words, and 2) deciding how to show them off. For the first step, you can turn to media (think movies, books, and songs) or a more personal source (like a family member, friend, your partner, or even yourself). Love quotes—famous and otherwise—are an obvious option, but you can also find creative ways to cite passages, lyrics, and more that originally had nothing to do with romance. To learn how, keep reading. Once you have your quote(s), determine what you'll do with them. We love the look of quote backdrops, which look awesome in wedding and Instagram photos alike. (This calligraphed design by Over the Rainbow Artwork was so elegant.) For more beautiful and genius display ideas just like this one, check out the rest of our gallery.
At this wedding, personalized shot glasses were displayed on shelves for guests. The fun station was labeled with a lighthearted nod to a T.I. song's lyrics: "Stacks on deck, patron on ice, we could pop bottles all night, you could have whatever you like." Grit & Grace designed the display, while Laura Hooper provided the sign's calligraphy.
The crafty groom worked with his future father-in-law to create this impressive ceremony backdrop, reading "You were made for me."
Dessert Table Backdrop
Photo Booth Prop
This couple's Clique Bait photo booth came with a custom hashtag quote prop.
How cute was this couple's thematic ceremony sign by Letters by Lu, which read, "Can I get a witness?"
This couple chose to display a biblical quote on an Emily Joiner Design tapestry at their religious celebration.
Hang your quote of choice in your venue's entryway for everyone to see as soon as they arrive.
"Our wedding planner, Vanessa Noel Events, came up with the idea to make this beautiful covered arbor into a dance floor. To complete it, we took some lyrics from a love song that reminded us of each other ("Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley), had it laser cut with copper vinyl, and hung it up with a few floral pieces added in," this bride shared.
Display a quote on a swallowtail pennant, similar to this The Purple Chair one.
Fabric Ceremony Décor
This trailing quote backdrop looked oh-so romantic outdoors. Sandpiper & Co. designed it.
This chic letterboard—also called a marquee sign—displayed a quote from the John Mark and Sarah McMillan song "The Goodness."
Exit Toss Cones
Forget a phrase or a few sentences—pull out pages from your favorite book to use as exit toss cones. That's what The White Book Company did for this wedding.
Wedding Favor Display
During their long-distance relationship, this bride sent her husband-to-be love quotes. She selected five of them to print on their cocktail napkins at their reception.
Escort Card Display Backdrop
Feature the lyrics of your favorite song like this couple did—Jason Mraz's "Lucky" and its line "I feel your whisper across the sea" inspired a custom backdrop that was erected behind the escort cards. Painted to resemble the ocean, the setup was decorated with wooden whales to fit the nautical theme.
Gift Table Backdrop
A verse from Pablo Neruda's "100 Love Sonnets," printed on an oversize canvas, hung above the gift table at this wedding in Georgia.
A riff on an F. Scott Fitzgerald line (along with a few other romantic quotes) turned bathroom mirrors into conversation pieces at this California wedding, thanks to removable metallic vinyl decals.
Oversize printed fabric featuring quotes, printed by Spoonflower, adorned the walls at this rustic wedding in Maine. This quote from Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard reads, "Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
For a more formal spin on printing quotes on paper cocktail napkins, this couple included an inspirational quote from Maya Angelou on their linen dinner napkins.