Sometimes wedding ceremonies, whilst joyous, can be a little a bit laden with the enormity of what’s about to happen. Sometimes the room can feel full of all the love but still confined by the tradition of the ceremony. Sometimes it’s good to break that all up with a bit of a laugh. If having a laugh and subsequently relaxing your guests is important to both you and your other half, then you might want to include one of these beautiful yet hilariously funny wedding readings at your wedding ceremony.
If you’re on the hunt for alternative wedding readings, then have a think about using a song instead. There are a million love songs out there, all with absolutely gorgeous lyrics that you could use in place of a traditional wedding reading. Here are ten of our favourites…
When it comes to finding non religious wedding readings, it can be really hard to plough through the cheese, or find something that resonates to both you and your partner. Today we’re sharing some of our favourite, more unusual wedding reading ideas. More and more of you seem to be doing the legal bit in a small and intimate way, then going hell for leather on a humanist ceremony where you can have whatever readings and songs you fancy.
As always, we LOVE to find readings we’ve not come across before, so if you’re having something really different please let us know in the comments box below the post. Although I don’t think anyone will be able to top this wedding where they used the lyrics from ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Chaka Khan 😉
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.
If you’re anything like me then you’re a hopeless romantic.
You probably openly admit that you love Valentine’s Day despite being fully aware that it’s a commercial gimmick, cry at every romantic film you’ve ever watched and you’re a compulsive hoarder of every single note and letter than your beau has written to you. Actually that last trait makes me sound slightly odd doesn’t it…