100 Engagement Quotes for You and Your Future Spouse

Check out these sweet and romantic ways to express your love now that you've said, "I do!"

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Engagements are pretty momentous occasions. It’s the start of a new chapter in your life, and it’s full of promise and possibilities. Of course, once the question has been popped, the first thing you’ll want to do is share (or shout!) your new status from the rooftops. You should know, however, that there are far more efficient ways to get the word out. A fabulous social media post or a save-the-date card should do nicely. But whichever one you choose, you’ll still need the right words to get the message out. 

Undoubtedly, finding the words that truly capture the magnitude of the moment can be daunting. Still, you’ll be happy to know (and perhaps even a bit relieved) that the internet abounds with plenty of inspiration. But in true 21st-century form, there’s so much to do and so little time.

So, to help you expedite that social post or snail mail, here are 100 engagement quotes about love and marriage that you can use to share your wonderful news with your dearest but maybe not so nearest.

Romantic Engagement Quotes

  • "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." — Audrey Hepburn
  • "True love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach
  • "Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground." — Darlene Schach
  • "It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and suddenly, you can’t remember how you lived without them." — Anurag Prakash Ray
  • "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years." — Simone Signoret
  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." — Mignon McLaughlin
  • "You don’t marry the person you can live with, you marry the person you can’t live without." — Unknown
  • "The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised." — Fawn Weaver
  • "Engagement marks the end of a whirlwind romance and beginning of an eternal love story." — Rajeev Ranjan
  • “We must have been soulmates in the past for we just clicked so easily to be engaged so fast.” — Anonymous
  • “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”— Phyllis Diller
  • "My whole heart for my whole life." — French Proverb
  • "I have found the one my soul loves." — Song of Songs 3:4
  • “A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers.” — African Proverb
  • "You see, there is not much that I want to share with you but my love that is true." ― Anonymous
  • "Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." – Franklin P. Jones
  • "I couldn’t have dreamed you into existence because I didn’t even know I needed you. You must have been sent to me." — Kamand Kojouri
  • "To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." — David Viscott
  • “I would bend my knee a million times to stand by you.” — Jordan Kimball
  • “We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It’s called love.” — Gene Perret

Engagement Quotes From Famous Poets and Authors

  • "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close." — Pablo Neruda
  • "People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
  • "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." — J. R. R. Tolkien
  • "Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end." — Rumi
  • "If I had a flower for every time thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever." — Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • "Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls." — Kahlil Gibran
  • "Love who you want to love. Life is too short to do anything else." – R.M. Drake
  • ”Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn
  • "I love her and it is the beginning of everything." – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "If I know what love is, it is because of you." – Herman Hesse
  • "The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along." — Rumi
  • "I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • "Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always." — Dante Alighieri
  • "How beautiful it is to know they love you. To feel it everyday without asking how they feel." – R.M. Drake
  • “Ever since time began, people have recognized their true love by the light in their eyes.” – Paolo Coelho

Engagement Quotes From Historical Figures

  • "When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again." — Albert Einstein
  • "Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back." — Plato 
  • "Where there is love there is life." — Mahatma Gandhi
  • "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." — Sophocles
  • “My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.” — Elizabeth Taylor
  • “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” — Robert Browning
  • "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." — Judy Garland

Engagement Quotes From Literature

  • "In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." — Maya Angelou
  • "I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul." — A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • "I wish I had done everything on Earth with you.” — The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you." — The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • "Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips." — Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • "You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." — Arthur Conan Doyle
  • “Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.” — The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." — Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • "Loving you never was an option. It was a necessity." — Unrequited by Truth Devour
  • "Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars." — You Are My Sun, My Moon, And All My Stars by E.E. Cummings
  • "Wherever you are is my home, my only home." — Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • "My heart is, and always will be, yours." — Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 
  • "You are the most important thing to me now. The most important thing to me ever." — Twilight by Stephanie Meyer 
  • “He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.” — Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • "So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard, and we're gonna have to work at this every day. But I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Every day." — The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • "You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • "No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we'll start with forever" — Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer 
  • "Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it." — Jazz by Toni Morrison
  • “If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” — Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • “Give a man a finger; he’ll put a wedding ring on it!” — The New Land by Ljupka Cvetanova
  • "Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you." — An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 
  • "We loved with a love that was more than a love." — Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” — The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • "You are sunlight through a window, which I stand in, warmed. My darling." — The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Engagement Quotes From Films

  • "You are, and always have been, my dream." — The Notebook 
  • "Some people are worth melting for."— Olaf, Frozen 
  • “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.” — When Harry Met Sally
  • “Let me share this whole new world with you.” — Aladdin
  • "You complete me." — Jerry Maguire 
  • “That moment when you kiss someone, and everything around you becomes hazy, and the only thing in focus is you and this person, and you realize that that person is the only person that you’re supposed to kiss for the rest of your life.” — Never Been Kissed
  • “This is the miracle that I’ve been dreaming of. So, this is love.” — Cinderella
  • "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." — The Wedding Singer

Engagement Quotes From Songs

  • "I've been all around the world/Marching to the beat of a different drum/But just lately I have realized/Baby, the best is yet to come" — "Someone Like You" by Van Morrison  
  • "You are the best thing that's ever been mine." — "Mine" by Taylor Swift
  • "'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love." — "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
  • "You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess/It's a love story, baby, just say, 'Yes'"— "Love Story" by Taylor Swift
  • “And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It's you, it's you, you make me sing/You're every line, you're every word, you're everything" — "Everything" by Michael Bublé
  • "I could make you happy, make your dreams come true/Nothing that I wouldn't do/Go to the ends of the Earth for you/To make you feel my love" — "To Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan
  • "You're my end and my beginning" — "All of Me" by John Legend
  • “I feel like this is the beginning, though I’ve loved you for a million years” — "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder
  • “Your kisses taste the sweetest with mine/And I'll be right here with ya 'til the end of time” — "Peaches" by Justin Bieber
  • “Gee I really love you/And we're gonna get married/Going to the chapel of love” — "Going to the Chapel" by The Dixie Cups
  • "Wherever you stray/I follow/I'm begging for you to take my hand/Wreck my plans" — "Willow" by Taylor Swift
  • "A hundred and five is the number that comes to my head/When I think of all the years I wanna be with you/Wake up every morning with you in my bed/That's precisely what I plan to do" — "Marry Me" by Jason Derulo
  • “Forty days and forty nights/I waited for a girl like you to come and save my life” — "Out of My League" by Fitz and the Tantrums
  • “We should get married/Let's stop holding back on this and let's get carried away” — "Mine" by Beyoncé
  • "But as long as there are stars above you/You never need to doubt it/I'll make you so sure about it/God only knows what I'd be without you" — "God Only Knows" by John Legend and Cynthia Erivo
  • "Take my hand, take my whole life, too/For I can't help falling in love with you” — "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley
  • “How do you do it, you got me losing every breath/What did you give me to make my heart beat out my chest?” — "Latch" by Disclosure
  • "Can we just feel this way together 'til the end of all time/Can I just spend my life with you" — "Spend My Life With You" by Tamia and Eric Benet
  • “Meet me in the altar in your white dress/We ain't getting no younger, we might as well do it” — "Let's Get Married" by Jagged Edge
  • “Looks like we made it/Look how far we've come, my baby/We mighta took the long way/We knew we'd get there someday" — "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain
  • “Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice/Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you” — "Marry You" by Bruno Mars
  • "So I take your hand and ask you/Have you made plans for the rest of your life?" — "The Rest of Our Life" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  • “We are not perfect/We learn from our mistakes/And as long as it takes/I will prove my love to you” — "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles
  • “I'll take this chance, so call me blind/I've been waiting all my life/Please don't scar this young heart/Just take my hand" — "I Was Made for Loving You" by Tori Kelly
  • "I'm running out of ways to make you see/I want you to stay here beside me/I won't be ok and I won't pretend I am/So just tell me today and take my hand" — "Just Say Yes" by Snow Patrol
  • "I've got a ways to go on this ride/But I got a hand to hold that fits just right/You make me laugh, you make me high,/You make me wanna hold on tight/'Cause who I am with you is who I really wanna be" — "Who I Am With You" by Chris Young

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