Considering that lyrics are essentially poetry set to music, it’s no wonder that quotes from romantic wedding songs are able to convey the most romantic of sentiments. For every popular song about a break-up, there are plenty of other tunes about love that are filled with romantic song lyrics that honor the feeling of finding The One. If you're at a loss for words when writing your vows or penning a love letter to your beloved, what better way to find a sweet sentiment to share with your future spouse than love-song song lyrics?
If you and your sweetheart are big music fans, you may also want to incorporate these sweet phrases into your nuptials. Look to your love for song ideas that have lyrics similar to your love story or the feeling you had when you met the one you wanted to be with more than anyone else in the world. While a particularly touching line from romantic song lyrics may end up inspiring your choice of a first-dance song (such as "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars) or even a father-daughter dance song (such as "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion), quotes and lyrics from your favorite song about love can also be included on wedding signage, cocktail napkins, ceremony programs, and even in your vows!
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Whether or not the one you choose is the most romantic song in the world doesn't matter; what matters is selecting song lyrics that are special to both of you and your relationship with one another. While there are certainly romantic song lyrics that can be loved by many couples, you may have a song in mind that's unique to you – perhaps your beloved is a musician and wrote a special song in love, maybe you're close friends with a band who hasn't made it big that has written some of your favorite romantic song lyrics. Like any choice for your wedding day, make sure the decision is made by the two of you for the two of you – after all, it is your wedding day.
By including a line from the romantic song lyrics of a beloved tune on your big day, you increase the opportunities of being whisked back to that special day throughout your lives: whenever you hear one of the romantic song lyrics quoted over the years, you will find yourself smiling as you reflect on the celebration of your love, no matter where you are in the world. While there isn't just one, universal romantic song for every couple, you'll have to search for the song lyrics that are special to you both. The amount of romantic song lyrics may be endless, but we have gathered a few of our favorites to help get you started.
Take a look at 15+ romantic song lyrics to use in your wedding, below:
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“All of Me” by John Legend is one of the most popular wedding songs, and for good reason. We love these phrases:
“All of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections.”
For a more modern wedding choice, consider “I Like Me Better“ by Lauv.
“I like me better when I'm with you."
“Your Song“ by Elton John is another choice that will never go out of style that will share how you feel about your beloved.
“I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you’re in the world.”
Also covered by Adele, the tune “Make You Feel My Love“ by Bob Dylan is an excellent choice filled with romantic sentiments.
“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."
“Thinking Out Loud“ by Ed Sheeran will forever be one of the most popular wedding songs – and for good reason!
“Your smile’s forever in my mind and memory.”
The talented singer doesn't have many love songs with a positive message – most are about break ups – but we do love the lyrics in “Us“ by James Bay.
“I believe in something, I believe in us."
This tune – “Wichita Lineman“ by Glen Campbell – would be lovely for a wedding ceremony or cocktail hour tune!
“And I need you more than want you. And I want you for all time.”
Fans of non-traditional wedding songs will be overjoyed to include “Lovesong” by The Cure in their wedding ceremony.
“Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again. Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am whole again.”
Often used for the wedding ceremony processional or first dance, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley is another tune that will always be welcome at weddings.
“Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.”
Couples looking for '90s wedding music may want to decide upon including “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden.
“I knew I loved you before I met you. I think I dreamed you into life.”
With some of the most romantic words, “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds is a wonderful choice for pairs who want to show that they'll be together forever.
“Where was I before the day that I first saw your lovely face? Now I see it every day, and I know that I am the luckiest.
Another '90s music favorite is “I Could Not Ask For More” by Edwin McCain, which will be a fun addition for couples who are fans of the artist or the genre.
“I have all I’ve waited for and I could not ask for more."
“Marry Me“ by Train is often on the list of top wedding songs, and for good reason! The tune was essentially made to be played at weddings for years to come.
“Together can never be close enough for me, feel like I am close enough to you. You wear white, and I’ll wear out the words ‘I love you.’"
Couples looking for a classic will love “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder – it's just popular enough while also not being "overplayed."
“Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is a great one for pairs who want to incorporate more unique wedding songs throughout their big day.
“Home is wherever I’m with you.”
We promise that using words from "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart may bring some tears to your guests' eyes. It's such a lovely tune that's loved by many generations.
"Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you there's no one else above you? You fill my heart with gladness, take away my sadness, ease my troubles, that's what you do."
Incredibly romantic, "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green is a wonderful choice for a wedding with a bit of sultry soul incorporated.
"I'm so in love with you. Whatever you want to do is all right with me 'cause you make me feel so brand new, and I want to spend my life with you."
This artist has a number of amorous tunes, but "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams is perfect for celebrating your marriage.
"There's no love like your love and no other could give more love. There's nowhere unless you're there."
If you're looking for country wedding songs to include, "Then" by Brad Paisley is an excellent choice – especially if you're getting married near a river or ocean!
"Like a river meets the sea, stronger than it's ever been. We've come so far since that day, and I thought I loved you then."
Other popular love songs include ballads by Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Bruno Mars, Sam Cooke, and The Beatles, so search for your favorite love song by these talented singers and bands for love songs you and your beloved will cherish. For more ideas, find the most romantic quotes from movies and television to fill your day with pop culture you love.
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