Searching for wedding decor that's both stylish and sentimental? Showcase sentiments in a super stunning way by using love quotes for wedding decor.
Any wedding is filled with an abundance of words: the promises you make, the toasts you share, the vows you take, the lyrics you blast on the dance floor. And planning all that takes a lot of work! It involves hours (and hours) of creating the ceremony with your officiant, scouring the internet for the perfect readings and verses, and searching Spotify for the songs that feel right for the first dance, father-daughter dance, and the rest of the night. So why not put all that hard work on display by using love quotes for wedding decor? Sure, your guests will hear the special readings and songs you selected, but what if they could see them too?
Well, they can! As you'll see below, we're all for incorporating sweet love notes, quotes, or really any saying into your wedding decor. Think about your vows scrolled on your cake, a meaningful verse written on the ceremony backdrop, song lyrics up above the bar, and more. And that's not all: We're now seeing brides and grooms add special verses to their fashion as well, with a message incorporated into the dress's design, or inside the groom's lapel. Finally, as perhaps a new take on this wedding decoration quotes trend, we like the idea of personalizing and sharing a specific quote with each guest. (Think: a lyric from your favorite song, an excerpt from a book you both love, et cetera.) To do this, we've seen couples using a letter as an escort card or adding a note at each place setting.
That said, we think you're more than capable of coming up with new, creative ideas to write a message of your own. So, to inspire you, we put together a gallery of 20 photos that illustrate some of our favorite ways to put your love notes—or inside jokes or inspirational quotes—on display. Whether you decide to showcase a sonnet, song lyrics, or an original verse, we can't wait to see how you incorporate the wedding decoration quotes trend on your big day. And, more importantly: We can't wait to see what you have to say!
Everyone knows flowing table runners are in style, but they're even more on trend when calligraphed. This beautiful centerpiece features "I Carry My Heart With Me," a love poem by EE Cummings—a great choice for a ceremony reading, too.
This statement gift table basically speaks for itself. Seriously, how pretty is that calligraphed linen?!
Make like this couple, who found famous letters printed on handkerchiefs and gifted them to their attendants. Btw, you could also create your own by having something special embroidered onto a hankie or pocket square.
This bridal dress designer made her own wedding dress, of course. And she added a special finishing touch: the lyrics of Neil Young’s "Harvest Moon" embroidered inside.
Another bridal designer, another quote-accented dress...we spy a trend in the making.
Creating something beautiful with words doesn't mean it has to be huge. We love the idea of scrolling meaningful words on your invitation suite—or on a love letter to your partner on the day-of.
Escort Card Display
Now this is a fresh take on this trend. In fact, we're kind of obsessed with the idea of sharing specific notes or quotes with the special people in your life. In this display, the couple put each scroll in a clear vessel calligraphed with the guest's name and table assignment. And look: They even put a saying up above!
ICYMI: Neon signs are all the rage! And what better way to incorporate a short quote or saying into your decor? We think this design is especially great because it's both fun and elevated at the same time.
We've talked a lot about famous words and serious sentiments...but funny sayings or even cheeky takes on a signature cocktail's name are also welcome.
For this ceremony set up, the couple enlisted the help of a calligrapher to draw their vows on their ceremony backdrop. They're written in French, as a nod to the fact that they met in France.
Yet another example of the perfect ceremony backdrop. This one features lyrics from James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and crawling greenery beside it.
This one is short and sweet, yet it still functions as the perfect backdrop for that cake-cutting moment. We also like how you can easily take this banner elsewhere—and hang it up for special occasions (or all occasions).
This may seem like an obvious inclusion, but think about utilizing a book of quotes in a special way. This particular book made for a pretty photo backdrop, but you could also gift a copy to your partner as a surprise on the day-of. (If you do, make sure to add a your own note inside!)
Talk about a pretty way to capture the day's small details, like boutonnieres, rings, and invites.
This bride grew up gardening and admits to sending her florist a very detailed list. On it were leafy greens (eucalyptus and olive branches), calla lilies, blushing brides, and rust-colored orchids. The finishing touch: a leather wrap inscribed with Walt Whitman’s “We were together, I forget the rest.”
These pretty stones feature Pablo Neruda's love poem, "Sonnet XVII," which perfectly describes taking that next step in your relationship. We love the idea of drawing this script on stepping stones near your reception tent—or even down the aisle (if you're wearing flats)!
This one-tier cake is so trendy thanks to its cooper-hued text and greenery garland. And don't get us started on those candlesticks in the background!
With floral arrangements this pretty, it's no surprise that this quote-covered cake is flower-themed. It showcases Alfred Tennyson's famous words, “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” (How perfect for a garden party wedding!)
If you're not already convinced, we give you one final example of how cakes and quotes go hand-in-hand.
Make a final splash by adding a note to your getaway ride. We're especially into this calligraphed card—and the greenery garland!