Posted in Marriage Celebrant | 7 January, 2014
Readings are a lovely way to personalise your wedding and you can use them in both religious and civil wedding ceremonies. You can find great wedding readings about love, marriage and romance. You can even opt for comical readings. Here are a few options for significant wedding readings:
For a literary reading you can simply pick a passage from any book that has meaning to you and your fiancé. For instance:
Alternatively Shakespearian readings are still very fashionable for wedding ceremonies. Some of the most popular ones include:
Spoil yourself and spend a weekend reading different love poems with your fiancé, but keep the tissues at hand to mop up those tears. There are a number of poems about love, romance, and marriage, that you will almost have too many to choose from.
A few popular wedding poems:
For a truly unique and intimate touch to your ceremony, why not write a poem of your own? Perhaps you have a friend or relative who is good at writing, and could come up with a really unique reading for your wedding if you aren’t confident about your own writing skills.
For a romantic bible reading, you may wish to keep in mind the Corinthians 13:1-13, which is a reading about love. It ends with the famous phrase ‘And now those three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.’ Alternatively consider some of the classic biblical readings that are especially relevant to marriage. A famous choice is Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 which is perfect for a wedding ceremony since it talks about how two people are stronger than one.
There are a number of humorous or light-hearted poems and reading you could consider to keep your ceremony fun and quirky. If you have a friend or family member to do a reading, they might be more comfortable with an informal poem than a serious passage about love. Two of these are: