10 Wedding Vows From Movies That Will Make You Swoon

You might just have to steal a line or two from these famous wedding vows.
Lauren Dana Ellman
by Lauren Dana Ellman
Updated Nov 05, 2021

Writing your own vows is no easy feat. After all, it can feel overwhelming to sum up your love story in just a few sentences.

Feel like you could use some help? Seek inspiration from wedding vows from movies, which are, of course, chock-full of iconic love quotes.

Fortunately, there are a million romantic movie quotes that are sure to inspire your own vows ahead of your wedding day. Luckily for you, we've narrowed down a few of the best wedding vows from movies in the name of true love.

Sex and the City 2

Lines you'll love: "It was not exactly love at first sight. But it turns out, it was love. You are the first man to accept me... for the man that I actually am."

Anthony Marentino and Stanford Blatch's nuptials in Sex and the City 2 (2010) were lighthearted yet adorable at the same time. The ceremony, officiated by none other than Liza Minnelli, was a tear-jerker, as were Anthony's candid, short and sweet vows about unconditional love and acceptance.

The Vow

Lines you'll love: "I promise to never forget that this is a once-in-a-lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other."

If you're anything like us, then you were definitely sobbing throughout The Vow. The 2012 film features Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as Paige and Leo, two newlyweds whose lives take a drastic turn following a tragic accident. Despite the twists and challenges that followed, Paige and Leo's poetic vows were arguably one of the sweetest moments in the flick.

Wedding Crashers

Lines you'll love: "I, Christina, take you, Craig, to be my best friend and my captain... to be your anchor and your sail... your starboard and your port."

While Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's characters John and Jeremy are the true stars of the film, Craig and Christina Cleary's wedding vows in Wedding Crashers are incredibly sweet. That's because they pay perfect homage to the couple's passions, personalities and relationship.

Madea's Family Reunion

Lines you'll love: "You are my light. And it doesn't matter what happens in this life as long as you're with me."

You may not think of Madea's Family Reunion as a quintessential romantic movie, but Vanessa and Frankie's wedding vows are definitely rom-com worthy. At their wedding ceremony, the two exchanged heartfelt vows to declare their love for one another. (We're not crying, you are.)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Lines you'll love: "You challenged me to be stronger, to be a better version of myself. You challenged me to have faith, in God, in me and in us. You challenged me to care, to be happy. Most of all, you challenged me to keep you alive. I intend to keep pursuing these challenges. With your challenges and your very existence, you have changed me forever."

Bella and Edward stans can seek inspiration from the couple's magical nuptials. In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, the couple finally hosted a beautiful, floral-filled wedding ceremony to say their "I do"s. Their vows were truly romantic in every sense of the word.

Rachel Getting Married

Lines you'll love: "All that I ever wanted was to just hear music, and when I met you, I heard you. And, Rachel, you're the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. Thank you for marrying me."

Rachel Getting Married is a 2008 drama that stars Anne Hathaway as Kym, who, following several stints in rehab, returns home for her sister's (a.k.a. Rachel's) nuptials. Rachel and her soon-to-be-spouse, Sidney, exchange vows in an intimate wedding ceremony surrounded by friends and family.

American Wedding

Lines you'll love: "Love isn't just a feeling. Love is something you do. It's a dress, a visit to band camp. A special haircut. Jim, you've given me everything I ever wanted, and it is my solemn vow to give everything I am to you."

American Wedding is a comedy, but the 2003 film has some sentimental scenes, too. For example, the adorable vows exchanged between Jason Biggs' Jim and Alyson Hannigan's Michelle are among the most precious moments in the movie.

Runaway Bride

Lines you'll love: "Look, I guarantee you that there will be tough times. But I also guarantee you that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life."

Runaway Bride (1999) is a classic wedding movie. The beloved comedy stars none other than Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Roberts' character, Maggie, is known for leaving her fiancés at the altar. However—and spoiler alert—she finally makes it work with Ike, played by Gere. In true Maggie spirit, the vows aren't the mushiest or most romantic, but they're definitely genuine.

Father of the Bride

Lines you'll love: "I, Bryan MacKenzie, take thee, Annie Banks, to be my wedded wife. To love and to comfort from this day forward."

Sometimes, the simplest vows are the most beautiful. If this is the case for you, consider the traditional wedding vows in Father of the Bride.

When Harry Met Sally

Lines you'll love: "I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes."

Although Harry's (Billy Crystal) passionate proclamation of love to Sally (Meg Ryan) isn't technically a wedding vow, the message is just as powerful.

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