For Lord of the Rings fans including quotes from the books in their wedding seems like a completely natural thing to do. There is so much for you to choose from in Tolkien’s books that are appropriate for many aspects of your wedding.
We have found some of the best Lord of the Rings wedding quotes for invitations, vows, humorous reception signs and speeches. There are love quotes, funny lines and deep, inspirational words.
We hope you will find some quotes to include in your Lord of the Rings inspired wedding that will make it an even more unforgettable occasion for everyone.
LOTR Wedding Invitation Quotes
The wedding invitations are a great place to introduce your Lord of the Rings themed wedding and there are some wonderful quotes to choose from to include on your save the day cards or wedding invitations.
“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them. One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,”
Despite the ominous meaning behind the original quote this one from Lord of the Rings is strangely appropriate for a wedding invitation. This will look beautiful on parchment paper in an elvish script and a woodland theme.
Perfect for a rustic or forest setting for your wedding.
“And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.”
This quote is so beautiful and makes a fantastic wedding invitation for a spring or summer wedding. While it is a lesser known quote, true fans of the books will recognize it and even those who don’t will appreciate its poetry and charm.
“And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.”
Speaking of Faramir and Eowyn, this romantic imagery will translate beautifully to your wedding invitation.
Perhaps you could use a silhouette of you and your fiance for the front of the invitations with the quote underneath in elvish script.
“This day does not belong to one man but to all.”
What a great way to make family and friends feel like they are truly part of your special day with this wonderful Lord of the Rings quote on your wedding invitation.
This speaks of the day not belonging just to the groom (or the bride) but to their families and loved ones. It is truly a day to share with those closest to you to celebrate your love for each other.
“Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”
As you both set out on your married life this quote shows that you will encounter new paths, and not everything you experience will be predictable.
It is a lovely and poetic phrase that demonstrates new beginnings and adventures still to come in your new life together.
LOTR Quotes For Vows
Many people today write their own vows. With these quotes you will be able to include one of your favorites from Lord of the Rings or one that you feel says something about your intended that you cannot find quite the right words for.
“And to that, I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
This is one of the most famous quotes by Arwen to Aragorn, telling him she would rather live a mortal life with him than an immortal life without him.
Such a beautiful sentiment can be included in the vows of either the bride and groom with equal effect. Even those not familiar with the books can’t fail to be moved by such heartfelt words.
“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”
What a gorgeous quote and perfect for either a bride or groom to include in their vows. These words show that no matter who or what else is around and vying for your attention, it will be the one you are marrying that will always stand out for you.
This shows that they will always take priority over other people or events and be the center of your attention. The brightest light in your life.
“I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you.”
When Frodo’s strength was failing even though he had made it to the slopes of Mount Doom, his best friend, Sam picked him up and carried him.
This is a wonderful quote for you to include in your vows and can allude to anything that your spouse may struggle with, even just life in general.
You will be there and although you may not be able to fix everything you can love and support them in tough times.
This works beautifully with the traditional vows of ‘in sickness and in health’ if you wanted to mix traditional with your own personal vows.
“It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.”
This is another inspiring quote that you can incorporate into your traditional vows if you are using them. It works particularly with “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health”.
Or you can make it part of your own original vows and make it more personal and specific to your spouse.
“I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way.”
During the ceremony when you and your spouse each receive your wedding ring this quote could be included in your vows.
It could be expanded to say that each on your own may not know the way forward in life, but that together you will discover it.
This is a great foundation quote to build your own wedding vows around.
“A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.”
A lovely quote to work into your wedding vows marking the end of your lives as single people and beginning your new life as a married couple.
This quote is full of joy and hope for the future.
“It came to me. It’s mine, my own, my love, my precious.”
These words can be adapted to include in your wedding vows by changing the word ‘it’ to he or she. And don’t be tempted to use your creepy Gollum voice, or you’ll ruin the effect.
“Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight.”
This is a beautiful quote to include in your vows. You can use its wonderful imagery to speak of leaving the single life behind and entering into a different world of commitment and forging a future as a couple.
And though there will always be the ‘shadows’ of problems you will face them and work together to overcome them.
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.”
Gold is a valuable treasure but not all treasure glitters. The most valuable treasure you have is the love you and your spouse share. And not all who wander are lost, some are searching.
You both have found what you were searching for, in each other.
“The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.”
When you hold someone in such high esteem that you want to spend the rest of your life with them, and that they feel the same; that is the greatest reward you will ever have.
Show the world how much you love and respect the person you are marrying.
“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails, and the moon walks.”
This is a wonderfully eloquent quote to include in your wedding vows. You are wishing your groom or bride-to-be happiness and the fulfillment of their dreams which hopefully includes spending the rest of their life with you.
“I am going with him, if he climbs to the Moon.”
Let everyone know that you would follow your man to the moon and back and even into the fires of Mordor. Use this quote to show the depth of your love for your new husband.
“Don’t go where I can’t follow!”
On your wedding day you cannot imagine ever being apart from the one you love. Include this quote in your vows so that they know that you want to be by their side forever.
“For we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make.”
On this, your wedding day you put everything into making a new life with the person you are marrying. This speaks also of making sacrifices to make a relationship work, you only get out what you put in.
LOTR Quotes For Fun Signs At Your Reception
While there are so many beautiful quotes from the Lord of the Rings there is also a lot of humor. Don’t let it go to waste, take some of the best funny lines and incorporate them into your wedding reception as signs, labels or directions.
“You shall not pass!”
Add a little addendum to this quote, ‘without an invitation’ at the entrance to your wedding reception. This may be particularly useful if you are using a function room in a hotel.
“When in doubt, follow your nose.”
If you are having a buffet dinner at your wedding reception add this quote to some fun signs to direct guests to where the food is.
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
At your wedding reception you may have a separate table for the children and younger members of the wedding party. Add this to each of the places with their names on to make them feel proud of the part they have played in your day.
“Gandalf, my old friend, this will be a night to remember.”
This would make a great banner for your dance floor, you could swap out Gandalf’s name for your new spouse’s name.
“One does not simply walk into Mordor.”
Another great sign to put at the door of your reception so that only invited guests gain entry. It is a fun and more polite way to keep your party private. And will hopefully raise a smile or two.
“Gentlemen, we do not stop till nightfall.”
This is a great banner to put above your bar or anywhere on the dance floor at your reception.
“Shortcuts make delays, but inns make longer ones.”
The perfect quote to put on a banner above the wedding reception bar.
“Fly, you fools!”
Make some banners or signs for any of the exit doors at your wedding reception.
“Oh, it’s quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open.”
A lovely way to invite your loved ones into your wedding reception. Put on a sign or banner at the entrance.
“May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years!”
Another fabulous quote to add to the wedding reception bar.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
This would look great above the couple’s table at their wedding reception.
LOTR Quotes For Speeches
There are so many speeches made on your wedding day why not have some great Lord of the Rings quotes sprinkled throughout them to maintain the theme of the day.
“You step into the road and if you don’t keep your feet there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Getting married means a whole new life and leaving so much of what is familiar behind. But this new life is full of love, hope and new adventures.
“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
The love you and your new spouse share will sustain you and be a light in the darkest of places, not just for you but for those around you too.
“Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!”
Patience is a great virtue but sadly lacking in a modern world. Being patient with one another in a marriage can avoid a lot of pain and upset. A solid piece of advice.
“You are the luckiest, the canniest, and the most reckless man I ever knew.”
This would work really well in the best man’s speech.
“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
If you can pull this off half as well as Bilbo you’ll have half the guests laughing and the rest scratching their heads. Either way it will be worth it.
“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.”
A wonderful quote and a great concept. Some of the best things in life are either free or very simple, like a magnificent sunset or a beautiful smile.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Acknowledging that the time we have together is short, and we should spend it with the ones we love. A gorgeous sentiment to include in a wedding speech.
“All’s well that ends better.”
Traditionally the best man will make a speech at the wedding reception. This typically includes the story of how the couple got together. This would be a lovely sign-off for that speech.
“His old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front.”
Another great quote for the best man to include, as a tongue in cheek reference to the groom leaving behind his single life and entering the unknown world of married life.
“It is a comfort not to be mistaken at all points. Do I not know it only too well!”
This quote could be included in any of the speaker’s speeches but perhaps would work best in the father of the bride’s speech.
“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
A beautiful quote that could be incorporated into the bride or groom’s speech.
“Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise.”
As fathers typically give advice to the young couple this quote may be appropriate for the father of the bride to include in his speech as he makes a wedding toast.
“Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.”
A quote that anyone giving a speech could include. The start of a marriage is indeed someone else carrying on the adventure.
“I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor.”
A great line for the best man to include in his speech and directed to the groom.
“Do not trouble your hearts overmuch with thought of the road tonight. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them.”
This is a gorgeous quote and perhaps one that a father of the bride should deliver in his speech. It has the feel of wisdom imparted from an older person to a young couple.
“Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of… mission… quest… thing.”
A lighthearted quote that is guaranteed to get a laugh at your wedding reception, perfect for any speech maker on the day.
“There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
The ideal quote for the best man or maid of honor to direct to the couple as they set out on their new married life together. Perhaps, swap out the ‘Mr Frodo’ for the couple’s names though.
“The burned hand teaches best. After that, advice about fire goes to the heart.”
This is a perfect quote for the best man to deliver if this wedding is the second time around for both the bride and groom.
“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
A subtle quote to direct to a groom who may have avoided commitment up until this point. This needs to be added to and expanded to show that his fear was unfounded, and now he has found happiness with his new bride.
“You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin — to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours — closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo.”
A beautiful sentiment perhaps for the maid of honor to deliver to the couple to show that despite being married they are always going to have the support of their friends and family.
“Sam is an excellent fellow, and would jump down a dragon’s throat to save you, if he did not trip over his own feet.”
Definitely a best man quote to include in his speech about the groom.
“You must understand young hobbits, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.”
This is a great opening line for anyone’s speech at the wedding reception and is guaranteed to get a laugh. Particularly if the person is known for talking a lot.
“Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you’ve done since you left home.”
If this isn’t the most perfect quote for a father of the bride or indeed mother of the groom to include in their speech, then we don’t know what is.
“Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man’s heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned.”
This is such a beautiful quote that we had to include it here. It may be suitable for a groom who had to pursue his bride for a long time to gain her hand.
‘And he lived happily ever after, unto the end of his days.’
Well, what can we say? This is the quote that everyone would love to have included in their wedding day speeches. We all want to live happily ever after to the end of our days.
The Lord of the Rings has given so much to the world of literature, to the movie world and even as we have demonstrated to the world of weddings.
The richness of the language, the originality of the quotes and the beautiful sentiment behind them are gifts to the world.
While you may not be able to include all of our suggested quotes in your wedding day there will no doubt be many that you will love and want to incorporate into your invitations, vows, reception or speeches.
We hope you have enjoyed our guide to Lord of the Rings wedding quotes and that we have given you some inspiration.