If you're looking for a more modern and lighthearted wedding reading, then look no further than Marriage by Anon. It's an honest depiction of marriage and one that we can't help but smile at. If you're looking for your guests to smile, and then laugh, and then laugh some more, then we have a roundup of funny wedding readings that you're going to love. But if Marriage by Anon is the one for you, we have a free printable copy and a jpeg you can Pin to your heart's content!


by Anon

Marriage is about giving and taking
And forging and forsaking
Kissing and loving and pushing and shoving
Caring and sharing and screaming and swearing

About being together whatever the weather
About being driven to the end of your tether
About sweetness and kindness
And wisdom and blindness  

It’s about being strong when you’re feeling quite weak
It’s about saying nothing when you’re dying to speak
It’s about being wrong when you know you are right
It’s about giving in before there’s a fight

It’s about you two living as cheaply as one
(you can give us a call if you know how that’s done!)
Never heeding advice that was always well-meant
Never counting the cost until it’s all spent

And for you two today it’s about to begin
And for all that the two of you had to put in
Some days filled with joy, and some days with sadness
Too late you’ll discover that marriage is madness.


Then you're in luck because we have a free printable copy of Marriage by Anon right here!


If you enjoyed Marriage by Anon, then we have another anonymously authored poem featured on Netflix's Ultimatum that you're going to love. Need more wedding reading inspiration? How about our roundup of civil ceremony wedding readings? Or maybe our favourite romantic songs that make great readings? Don't say we never give you anything!

Helena Milsom

Written by Helena Milsom

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