Happy Anniversary Messages and Wedding Anniversary Quotes
Do you and your sweetie have an anniversary coming up? Congratulations, that’s awesome, and we already know you are the cutest and best couple ever. Whether you’re married or not, taking another trip around the sun as part of a couple is very worth celebrating, but it may have you tongue-tied and at a loss for the right words to tell your special someone how you feel and how happy you are to be celebrating an anniversary together. Never fear: we’ve compiled a whole lot of great quotes for you to use on your anniversary.
1For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
If you’re celebrating an anniversary, you’ve come a long way, both to find your love and to stay together for a year. This quote celebrates what you find in a soul mate and touches on the journey that brought you there.
2I ask you to pass through my life at my side- to be my second self, and best earthly companion.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
This is what we want of our spouse or partner every day, and if you want to say something special on your anniversary or for a renewal of vows, this would be a great quote from a very celebrated tale of romance.
3In you, I’ve found the love of my life and my closest, truest friend.
A lot of people say their boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse is their best friend, and sharing your life so intimately with your best friend is an amazing feeling. This anniversary quote honors both your romantic love and your friendship.
4You will forever be my always.
People throw around “forever” and “always” but you and your special someone don’t. When you find yourself just as committed, year after year, this is a perfect anniversary quote to reaffirm your commitment to stick together.
5It’s you. It has always been you, and it will always be you.
Anniversaries get you thinking about the past, the present, and the future of your love. This quote honors your love’s presence in your life through time, and tells them you want them around for a long time to come.
6A lifetime isn’t long enough to love you.
This is a grand, romantic sentiment. It implies that you intend to spend your entire life loving your partner as much as you possibly can.
7The most wonderful thing I decided to do was to share my life and heart with you.
A good, strong relationship gives us so much in life. Remind yourselves of this on your anniversary with this quote.
8Here’s to love and laughter and happily ever after.
When you’ve been together a long time, you may find that relationships are a lot of work. You have bad times as a couple. You may hurt each other and have to work hard to work things out and keep at it. But if you’re celebrating an anniversary, you did it! You can use this quote as a little toast on your anniversary to announce your hopes that your long future together is full of the stuff of fairy tales, and not just the hard, unavoidable work.
9Love is like wine: it gets better with time.
The beginning of a relationship is really fun. We all know that. You’re dizzy with excitement and infatuation and you can’t wait to learn EVERYTHING about your partner and want to be together ALL THE TIME. Yes, those are special times- soak them up!- but a long, committed love goes deeper and takes care of your heart in a different way. Sure, you might miss that honeymoon period from when you first got together, but on your anniversary, honor the good that’s still to come as your love matures.
10We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
On the other hand, even if you’ve been together for a year or years, you’re still going to hit snags, personally and as a couple. It’s actually good to acknowledge and accept your shortcomings. After all, in spite of them, you love each other and want to keep going. That’s real love, and actually pretty romantic.
11I have found the one whom my soul loves.
Song of Solomon
I was very surprised to find such beautiful poetry about romantic love in the Bible. But it’s there! This line from the Song of Solomon (AKA Song of Songs) suggests that true love is something outside our consciousness, that when we love someone, it’s the soul that reaches out.
12Better than I was, more than I am, and all of this happened by taking your hand.
Your partner is your biggest fan, your best support, and your loudest cheerleader. They give you so much strength to live your life as you want. Remember that on your anniversary, and use this quote to honor and appreciate it.
13When I tell you I love you, I don’t say it out of habit or to make conversation. I say it to remind you that you are the best thing that ever happened to me.
The first time you say “I love you” in a relationship, it feels HUGE. Soon enough, though, it feels like you’ve always thrown around the L word. But just because you’re used to it doesn’t mean the word has lost its impact. Yes, you’ve been together for a long time because you choose it, but you choose to stay together because you’re GREAT together.
14I promise to love you every day of forever.
This is a promise to love someone on every single day, in whatever way you show your love, and to commit to the work of a long relationship. The two go hand in hand but aren’t quote the same, and you intend to do both.
15Once upon a time, I became yours and you became mine, and we’ll stay together through both the tears and the laughter…because that’s what they call happily ever after.
You don’t always have to use the grandest poetic language to express your love. A cute, rhyming quote- that still touches on the difficulties of a relationship- does the job and also sticks in the mind, which will bring your love back to the memory of your anniversary for a long time to come.
16You’re my greatest adventure.
You can take this one to mean that loving someone is an adventure in itself, or that all the things you do together are things you could never enjoy so much alone. Either way, it’s a wonderful sentiment on your anniversary.
17Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Versions of this quote are everywhere, and this is the original line that we repeat so, so often. On your anniversary, you’re both older and more mature than you were when you got together.
18The best thing to hold on to in life is each other.
The implication being, of course, that you plan on holding on to your best person: your lover.
19There’s a reason why two people stay together. They give each other something nobody else can.
There are plenty of reasons to stay together, but what’s that je ne sais quoi between you that really drew you in and made you want to stick together, and made you keep wanting it, day after day?
20I want you for always … days, years, eternities.
An anniversary is a celebration of time passed together, but in truth, your love transcends time. You can touch on both with this quote.
21Sharing the good times, bearing the hard times, trusting in love to show us the way…
…Laughing and living, trusting, forgiving, together forever, side by side, day by day.
Relationships always contain both extremes: your best and worst moments, the individual days as well as the years. This sums it up and declares that you choose to go through all of it with love.
22You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known- and even that is an understatement.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
It doesn’t all have to be about the passage of time and the strength of your love. On your anniversary, you may want to simply remind your partner of how special and wonderful they are in your eyes, year after year.
23Love is a battle. And I plan to go on fighting. To the end.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Personally, I would read that entire book to someone I love, but we’ll keep it to one line here. This quote acknowledges how hard and intense love can be, how much it takes out of you, and how very willing the heart remains to go through that.
24If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my heart to you.
I hope you feel you’ve done plenty of things right in your life, but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. Even if you know you’ve got plenty going for you, in your worst moments, you tend to forget those things, but you can remain sure of loving the right person: the person who loves you back and supports you no matter what.
25I did, I do, and I will always.
Anniversaries are such a good time to revisit your vows if you’re married. This little quote is a super simple way to remind yourselves of the promises you made and continue to keep.
26An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.
And once you’ve used this quote, talk about your favorite memories, your favorite thing about the present moment, and what you’re looking forward to as a couple.
27Real love stories never have endings.
Because you’re together forever, that’s why. Celebrating an anniversary means you and your special someone are doing a good job of writing your personal, endless love story.
28You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Borrow this quote from a celebrated love story, then use your own words to do what the quote promises.
29Every year with you gets better and better.
And you would know, because you’ve just counted off another one!
30I have seen the best of you and the worst of you and I choose both.
It’s scary to show someone your bad side and trust them to still be kind to you. If you’ve seen both sides of your love in the past year, your anniversary is a good time to remind them that you’ve seen it all, and you are choosing to love all of it.
31I still fall for you every day.
The infatuation and butterflies of new love fade, but as you are together longer and longer, attachment and connection deepen, and you love each other in a different way. If you can still feel the romance day after day, even after a year or many years together, that’s something special.
32In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
This quote suggests that not only do you have a deep heart connection, but you also know how to care for and love each other. That is something that will get clearer and clearer every year you’re together.
33I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
For when you want to sweep them off their feet with words! When you love someone so much, it’s hard to express everything you’re feeling. Luckily, some poets and writers have done it well enough that we can borrow their words.
34I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.
And isn’t this true? Doesn’t love grow deeper every day? Even as your love changes, if it survives day after day, it’s only getting stronger.
35Here’s to all the places we went. And all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you.
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
On your anniversary, honor the past and the future, and raise a glass to your lasting love. Cheers!
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