Readings and poetry are a wonderful way to express your feelings about marriage and each other.
These can be read during the ceremony by friends or relatives. Most people are honoured to be part of your wedding ceremony.
An internet search on wedding readings will give you thousands more readings to choose from.
The following are some popular readings that you may like to consider.
These are the Key to a Loving, Lasting Relationship, Author Unknown
Love one another with all you hearts.
Give more than you take.
Don’t ever take your relationship for granted.
Have heart to heart talks and really communicate.
Be trusting, playful, intimate and kind.
Appreciate all the little, special things.
Recognise that time spent together is a treasure.
Make the most of what each day brings.
Know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Walk together in the direction that you want to go.
Be supportive and sharing and open to change.
Always continue to grow.
Cherish the blessing which so few truly find.
Have dreams to reach out fro through the years.
Share one another’s dreams smiles through the good times.
Be everything to one another through the tears.
What your time together lacks in quantity, make up for with quality.
Call to say “I love you” in the middle of the day.
Keep your sense of humour and hold on to y our hopes.
Don’t let work or worries get in your way.
Make love a sanctuary and a celebration.
Make each moment more precious and each season more glad.
And make the best memories any two people ever had.
The Secret of a Beautiful Marriage, Author Unknown
If you can love each
Through the sunshine and the storm,
And keep the flame of true devotion
Glowing bright and warm;
If you can give each other room
To grow and change and learn,
Yet still hold one another close
In mutual concern;
If you can be both lovers,
And the very best of friends,
And face together, hand in hand,
The challenges life sends;
If you can offer patience, comforted
And real understanding,
Encourage one another’s efforts
Yet be undemanding;
If you can show true love and faith
In everything you do,
Then married life will surely hold
Much joy for both of you.
The Art of Marriage by Wilfred A. Peterson
The little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at not time taking the other for granted,
The courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
It should continue through all the years.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating
Gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or for the
Wife to have wings of an angel.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is finding room for things of the spirit.
It is a common each for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup;
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts
And stand together yet not too near together
For the pillars of the temple stand apart
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow
There I no greater happiness than that of sharing each other’s life
With all its joys and all its cares, as a loving man and wife.
The Day of Your Wedding, Author Unknown
You share today the joy of a deep commitment
And a sacred trust, and you have given each otherwise
The most precious gift of love.
Treasure it, nurture it and encourage it
With all the honesty you used in creating it.
You are sharing something rare and beautifully
Always speak the truth and listen attentively
So that you may understand each others thoughts and intentions.
Inspire each other by sharing your accomplishments
Say I love you often to retain the warmth between you.
Stand together and for each other always
May each day be a blessing
And the fulfilment of your dreams.
Love is the Reason, by Brian Zouch
Love is the reason why this day
Was chosen by you both
To begin your lives together
And love is the reason why you both
Will give all you hearts
For the good of each other
Love is the reason
That together you will be come one
One in hope
One in believing in life and
One in sharing the coming years.