10 Harry Potter Wedding Readings to Incorporate Into Your Big Day

Potterheads will truly love these one-of-a-kind excerpts.
Lauren Dana Ellman
by Lauren Dana Ellman
Updated Dec 06, 2021

Personalized wedding readings are a great way for you to showcase your love story on your special day. And what better way to honor your unique fandom than to include Harry Potter wedding readings in your ceremony script?

Whether you're a fan of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling or you're more partial to the films, Potterheads and mere muggles alike will appreciate these Harry Potter love quotes, all of which will add an extra-special touch to your wedding ceremony.

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Line you'll love: "The ones we love never leave us, we can find them in here."

Pay homage to a deceased friend or family member on your wedding day with this beautiful line, which is recited by Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The beautiful quote is a definite tear-jerker (in the best way possible, of course).

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Line you'll love: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

This love quote comes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. However, you may also recognize it from the Bible, making it perfect for both secular and Christian wedding ceremonies.

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Line you'll love: "To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."

Albus Dumbledore always speaks the truth, and this particular quote from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone couldn't be better for honoring someone who has passed away. It perfectly captures the intersection of love and grief. Consider incorporating it into your wedding ceremony to remember a loved one you've lost.

4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Line you'll love: "You are protected, in short, by your ability to love."

Unconditional love is one of the greatest gifts, which is why this line from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is so meaningful. Harry Potter fans will recognize this memorable quote from Dumbledore the second they read it.

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Line you'll love: "We only are as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."

This Dumbledore quote from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire beautifully conveys the importance of loyalty. Your wedding day represents you and your spouse coming together to form a strong, everlasting partnership—making this line especially apropos for a wedding reading.

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Line you'll love: "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on... that's who we really are."

Sirius Black delivers this powerful line in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. For us, the quote perfectly represents how couples can accept each other's flaws and balance each other out, ultimately forging a strong, unbreakable bond for life.

7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Line you'll love: "We're with you whatever happens."

While your big day is ultimately about you and your soul mate's unique love story, many couples like to thank their friends and loved ones for all they've done for them over the years. Consider using this Hermione quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to thank your bridal party for all of their support throughout the wedding planning process. Alternatively, you can ask your best man or maid of honor to deliver this line during your wedding ceremony.

8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Line you'll love: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light."

Dumbledore is always here to remind us that there is light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dark life may be at times. This powerful line from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban conveys just that. Consider incorporating it into your vows so your partner knows you'll always be right by their side.

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Line you'll love: "Until the very end."

Looking for a creative way to conclude your wedding vows or wedding ceremony? If so, then consider this short-but-sweet James Potter quote from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The line makes the perfect addition to vows that have a 'til-death-do-us-part vibe.

10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Line you'll love: "It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love."

When you find true love, you want to treasure and celebrate it forever—after all, there is nothing else quite like it in the world. Don't believe us? Just take it from Professor Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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