Make your wedding day an extraordinary event that you’ll never forget. Months may go into the preparation and the selection of food, flowers and other decorations, and of course sending out those wedding invitations. All of this will indeed be special, but one of the highlights of your ceremony will be heartfelt words of your wedding readings. Afterwards, there may not be a dry eye in the room! Make your wedding day the most memorable by selecting one of more of the many types of wedding readings.
Classic Biblical Verse Wedding Readings
The scripture is an excellent resource for inspiration and selection of classic wedding readings. Bible verses about friendship and love are perfect examples of classic passages used for wedding readings. One popular Bible scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
Literature Wedding Readings
Literature readings, romantic quotes that are from famous novels or poetry, leave the interpretation up to the reader and the listener. These are romantic like the one from Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea:”The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits-islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.”
Humorous Wedding Readings
Some marriage partners may want to lighten the mood and use less serious wedding readings. Here’s an Ogden Nash funny quote: “To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it, whenever you’re right, shut up.”
Poetry Wedding Readings
Poetry readings that focus on love are popular too. Here’s an excerpt from George Eliot’s “To Be One With Each Other.” “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?”
Non-traditional Wedding Readings
If you want to use a reading from another source that is less well known, create your own or use a dialogue from a popular TV show or movie. Sex and the City had an episode when the Character, Carrie got married on the show. Here’s “Carrie’s Poem.” “His hello was the end of her endings. Her laugh was their first step down the aisle. His hand would be hers to hold forever. His forever was as simple as her smile. He said she was what was missing. She said instantly she knew he was a question to be answered And his answer was ‘I do.'”
Limit your wedding readings to between one and three paragraphs because you really want it to run smoothly and not get tongue-tied. I’m wishing you all the happiness on your wedding day and throughout your marriage. Good luck on your upcoming vows!
Source:Wedding Readings Library