Choosing the wedding readings for your ceremony is one of the nicest jobs of wedding planning – whatever type of ceremony you are having, there is usually room for a personal reading or two. Often it’s something that you’ll work on with your fiancé, choosing meaningful literary extracts or poems that really relate to your relationship. And alongside the vows, it’s often the part of the wedding ceremony that brings tears of joy to my eyes. The world is full of beautiful writing on love – from passionate and intense Bronte novels to light-hearted poems by Edward Monkton, there’s something for everyone out there.
Our lovely couples often mention which wedding readings they’ve chosen for their big day so we’ve selected some of our favourites to share with you this afternoon. Some of the choices I think would make excellent wedding readings for little ones to read, but if you go down this route, make sure you have a backup plan in case of stage fright!
If you’re after more inspiration, check out these posts from our archives which contain even more ideas – Say it like you mean it & Speak to me of love. And as always, if you have any wedding readings you absolutely love, please do share them in the comments box below the post, we love finding new treasures we’ve never seen before.