Wedding Ceremony Readings
Wedding Ceremony ReadingsWedding ceremony readings don't have to be religious.
I personally feel they add to your ceremony and are a way to personalise your ceremony. They are also a great way to include special friends or family in the wedding ceremony.
Any poems or readings you choose should ideally reflect who you are as a couple. Take a little time to think about it and review a number of readings until you find one/s that appeal to you both. You can have as many as you like, but most opt for 1-3 readings or poems throughout your ceremony.
A Blessing of the hands is a favourite verse of mine for couples to say before they exchange wedding rings to highlight the significance of the rings.
After something more romantic? How about The Magic of Love by Helen Steiner Rice, A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton, or Sonnett 116 by William Shakespeare or Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières.
If you love travel, use a section from Dr. Seuss’s Oh,the Places You’ll Go!
Something more traditional but not too religious - try The Art of Marriage by Wilferd (correct spelling!) Arlan Peterson or an excerpt from the reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 'Love is patient, love is kind...'.
Do you and your parter love music? Think about including the lyrics of a song you both find meaningful, ensuring you credit the author.
Or if you prefer something more earthy, think about Desiderata or an Indian marriage blessing.
I have many wedding readings and poems examples to share with couples who book their wedding ceremony with me, or feel free to ask me any questions on my contact page.
Do you have any favourite wedding ceremony readings or wedding ceremony poems to share? I'd love to hear from you?
Happy reading/s! Trudy the Brisbane Marriage Celebrant x