Wedding Readings

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.