Friendship by Elizabeth Jennings would be a perfect wedding reading for any besties of the bride/groom. Maid of honours and best men, we’re looking at you. This poem talks about all the ways friendship and platonic love differ from romantic love but how it still is enduring and lasting while celebrating trust and respect between two people just like romantic love. Friendship isn’t about romanticising someone’s physical appearance but more about the qualities you admire. Is this the wedding reading for you? Download a free PDF version of this reading. 


by Elizabeth Jennings 

Such love I cannot analyse;
It does not rest in lips or eyes,
Neither in kisses nor caress.
Partly, I know, it’s gentleness

And understanding in one word
Or in brief letters. It’s preserved
By trust and by respect and awe.
These are the words I’m feeling for.

Two people, yes, two lasting friends.
The giving comes, the taking ends.
There is no measure for such things.
For this all Nature slows and sings.


Friendship by Elizabeth Jennings

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Although weddings are all about romance, friendship shouldn’t be forgotten. They say to marry your best friend and that’s because friendship is what really keeps any relationship going because it’s more unconditional. It’s based on mutual respect versus desire. We have more wedding readings about friendship, if you’re looking for more inspiration. Are you planning to give thank you gifts to the bridesmaids and groomsmen? Here are the best bridesmaid gifts and the best groomsmen gifts to start you off. 

Leah Blundell

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