14 Harry Potter Quotes To Include In Your Wedding Ceremony

When it comes to wedding planning, there are no shortage of details to dwell on — from the venue and the dress, to the guest list, the flowers, the seating arrangements, the DJ, the menu, and the first dance. I myself have personally fallen victim to the stress and insecurities that abound when planning a wedding; in fact, things got so dire that my partner and I ended up writing our vows far too close to the actual ceremony for anything even remotely resembling comfort.

If I could offer just a few words of advice to prospective brides and grooms searching for a way to protect the magic of their precious love from the onslaught of planning that consumes virtually every wedding, I would say this — Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Because, when you find the perfect Harry Potter quote to add to your ceremony, you've already carved out a space for wisdom and wonder that will carry you through the big day. And, if you're having trouble honing in on the perfect Potter quotation to include in your wedding vows, here are just a few passages that sum up the power of love, the fellowship of friendship, and the complexity of commitment, as only a Harry Potter character can.

1. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

3. “You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

4. “We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

5. "When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love."

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

6. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

7. “Eat. You’ll feel better.”

—Remus Lupin, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

8. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

9. “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

10. “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other"

—J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

11. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

12. "I love magic."

—Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

13. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”

—Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

14. "Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself."

—Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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