45 Best Readings for Wedding: Guide for Wedding Ceremony Readings in 2023

On your big day, you’ll need wedding readings to accompany your wedding vows. Choosing the perfect ceremony reading can set the tone during the ceremony. It’ll show your family and friends what you prioritize as a couple as you tie the knot. Choose lines from your favorite movies, songs, or Bible passages! From a non-religious wedding to a religious wedding, here’s how to write your own perfect wedding readings.

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Modern Wedding Reading

Do you want a non-religious wedding reading? Let your partner know that they’re the only one for you and that you’ve found everything you need!

The wedding readings we’ve collected below are all about love, from every day to the miraculous. Remind your soulmate that you are excited about your present and are looking forward to your future!

unique wedding readings: mordern wedding reading

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1. Richard Bach’s Quote on Soulmates

“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.”

2. The Love of a Friend

Like music heard on still waters,

Like pines when the wind passeth by,

Like pearls in the deep of the ocean,

Like stars which enamel the sky,

Like June and the odour of roses,

Like dew and the freshness of morn,

Like sunshine which kisses the clover,

Like tassels of silk on the corn,

Like notes of thrush in the woodland,

Like brooks where violets has grown,

Like rainbows that arch the blue heaven,

Like clouds when the sun dipped low,

Like dreams of Arcadian pleasure

Like colours that gracefully blend,

Like everything breathing of pureness,

Like this is the love of a friend.

3. This Day I Married My Best Friend

This day I married my best friend.

The one I laugh with as we share life’s wonderous zest,

As we find new enjoyments and experience all that’s best.

The one I live for because the world seems brighter,

As our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter.

The one I love with every fibre of my soul.

We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.

4. My Symphony by William Ellery Channing

To live content with small means.

To seek elegance rather than luxury,

and refinement rather than fashion.

To be worthy, not respectable,

and wealthy not rich.

To study hard, think quietly, talk gently,

act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes,

and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully,

do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.

In a word, to let the spiritual,

unbidden and unconscious,

grow up through the common.

This is to be my symphony.

5. My Undeniable Miracle by John Mark Green

I don’t know why things happen the way they do—why so much of our lives have been spent in heartache and disappointment. Wrong timing. The wrong people. Unhappy situations. Not being our best and truest selves.

What I do know is that in you, I have finally found all I never dared dream I could deserve or have—the kind of love that is rare. Being known in a way that touches the deepest parts of me. Accepted in a way that blows my mind.

In you, the love I have always desired to give now has a place to call home. I have been a skeptic, but you are my undeniable miracle.

The questions don’t matter anymore.

We have finally found each other, and that is enough.

6. The One by Cheryl Barclay

When the one whose hand you’re holding,

Is the one who holds your heart.

When the one whose eyes you gaze into,

Gives your hopes and dreams their start.

When the one you think of first and last

Is the one who holds you tight.

And the things you plan together

Makes the whole world seem just right

When the one whom you believe in,

Puts their faith and trust in you,

You’ve found the one and only love,

You’ll share the whole life through

7. Relativity – Albert Einstein

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.

8. Love – Bob Marley

She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together – but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold on to her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.

9. Extract from The Kindly Ones – Neil Gaiman

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defences, you build up a whole suit of armour, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life … You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you.

10. Love Is Friendship Caught Fire – Laura Hendricks

Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times.

It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past.

It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack.

Catholic Wedding Reading

love readings: Catholic wedding reading

At a Catholic wedding ceremony, there are several wedding readings to choose from. One is from the Old Testament, one is from the New Testament, and finally, there’s the Gospel reading. It’s nice to choose a reading about marriage and what love means to God and the Church. Read on for our favorite Christian wedding readings.

Some suggestions for the Second Reading from the New Testament

1. A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 12:31-13:8a

But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

2. A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Ephesians (5:2,21-33)

Follow Christ by loving as he loved you, giving himself up for us as an offering and a sweet-smelling sacrifice to God. Husbands should love their wives, just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her to make her holy by washing her in cleansing water with a form of words, so that when he took the 

Church to himself she would be glorious, with no speck or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and faultless. In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies; for a man to love his wife is for him to love himself. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church because we are part of his Body. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and becomes attached to his wife, and the two become one flesh. This mystery has great significance, but I am applying it to Christ and the Church. To sum up: you also, each one of you, must love his wife as he loves himself; and let every wife respect her husband.

The word of the Lord.

3. Romans 12:1-2, 9-13

I appeal to you; therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal; be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

4. Romans 8:31-35, 37-39

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ?

Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

5. Colossians 3: 12-17

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Some suggestions for the First Reading from the Old Testament…

1. Sirach 26:1-4

Happy is the husband of a good wife; the number of his days will be doubled. 2 A loyal wife brings joy to her husband, and he will complete his years in peace. 3 A good wife is a great blessing; she will be granted among the blessings of the man who fears the Lord. 4 Whether rich or poor, his heart is content, and at all times his face is cheerful.

2. A reading from the book of Genesis (1:26-28. 31)

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them:  male and female he created them.

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground

3. Genesis 2:18-24

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh:she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.

 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Religious Wedding Readings

Religious Wedding Readings

Searching for wedding readings with a spiritual component? Consider some of the Hindu, Buddhist, or Christian scriptures below.

These texts show different perspectives on marriage and make unique wedding readings. Themes of meditation, nature, and patience come up within their words, making them an excellent foundation for a happy marriage.

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1. From Bhagavad Gita

“The Beloved Lord’s Secret Love Song”

“Hear still further the greatest secret of all, my supreme message: ‘You are so much loved by me!’ Therefore I shall speak for your well-being.”

“Be mindful of me with love offered to me; sacrificing for me, act out of reverence for me. Truly you shall come to me—this I promise you for you are dearly loved by me.”

Completely relinquishing all forms of dharma, come to me as your only shelter. I shall grant you freedom from all misfortune—do not despair!”

—translated by Graham M. Schweig

2. From A Buddhist Marriage Homily

“Nothing happens without a cause. The union of this man and woman has not come about accidentally but is the foreordained result of many past lives. This tie can therefore not be broken or resolved.”

“In the future, happy occasions will come as surely as the morning. Difficult times will come as surely as night. When things go joyously, meditate according to the Buddhist tradition. When things go badly, meditate. Meditation in the manner of the Compassionate Buddha will guide your life.”

“To say the words love and compassion is easy. But to accept that love and compassion are built upon patience and perseverance is not easy. Your marriage will be firm and lasting if you remember this.”

3. Corinthians 13:4-12

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  but when the 

perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

4. Isaiah 32:2:

Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a covert from the tempest, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land. Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness abide in the fruitful field. The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

5. Ecclesiastes 4:9:

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?”

6. Song of Solomon 8:6-7

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.”

Funny Wedding Readings

funny wedding reading

If you’re looking for something a bit less serious, you might like these funny wedding readings. Like marriages, wedding readings can be full of light and laughter as well as a serious commitment. Make your family and friends laugh with these light-hearted wedding readings that might be silly but are still very sweet.

1. From Sweet Misery

When I fell in love with you,

it made a wreck of me.

I feel so dazed and dizzy

that it’s hard for me to see.

I get too hot and sweat a lot.

I hardly eat a bite.

My pulse beats like a kettle drum

and keeps me up at night.

My stomach hurts and I go down

as if I’ve got the bends.

Love’s causing me sweet misery–

I hope it never ends!

2. From a poem A Vow by Wendy Cope

I cannot promise never to be angry;

I cannot promise always to be kind.

You know what you are taking on, my darling –

It’s only at the start that love is blind.

And yet I’m still the one you want to be with

And you’re the one for me – of that I’m sure.

You are my closest friend, my favourite person,

The lover and the home I’ve waited for.

I cannot promise that I will deserve you

From this day on. I hope to pass that test.

I love you and I want to make you happy.

I promise I will do my very best.

I cannot promise never to be angry;

I cannot promise always to be kind.

You know what you are taking on, my darling –

It’s only at the start that love is blind.

And yet I’m still the one you want to be with

And you’re the one for me – of that I’m sure.

You are my closest friend, my favourite person,

The lover and the home I’ve waited for.

I cannot promise that I will deserve you

From this day on. I hope to pass that test.

I love you and I want to make you happy.

I promise I will do my very best.

3. From When You Marry

When you marry her, love her.

After you marry her, study her.

When she is blue, cheer her.

When she is talkative, by all means listen to her.

If she dresses well, compliment her.

When she is cross, humour her.

If she is jealous, cure her.

If she is lonely, comfort her.

When she looks pretty, tell her so.

Let her feel you understand her.

But never let her know she isn’t the boss.

When you marry him, love him.

After you marry him, study him.

If he is secretive, trust him.

If he is sad, cheer him.

When he is talkative, listen to him.

When he is quarrelsome, ignore him.

If he is jealous, cure him.

If he cares nought for pleasure, coax him.

If he favours society, accompany him.

When he deserves it, kiss him.

Let him think you understand him.

But never let him know you manage him.

4. From a Poem To My Valentine by Ogden Nash

More than a catbird hates a cat,

Or a criminal hates a clue,

Or the Axis hates the United States,

That’s how much I love you.

I love you more than a duck can swim,

And more than a grapefruit squirts,

I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,

And more than a toothache hurts.

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,

Or a juggler hates a shove,

As a hostess detests unexpected guests,

That’s how much you I love.

I love you more than a wasp can sting,

And more than the subway jerks,

I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,

And more than a hangnail irks.

I swear to you by the stars above,

And below, if such there be,

As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,

That’s how you’re loved by me.

5. From a poem Let Me Put It This Way by Simon Armitage

Let me put it this way:

if you came to lay

your sleeping head

against my arm or sleeve,

and if my arm went dead,

or if I had to take my leave

at midnight, I should rather

cleave it from the joint or seam

than make a scene

or bring you round.


how does that sound?

Feminist Wedding Readings

feminist wedding reading

If you’re a feminist and getting married, it can be challenging to know the appropriate wedding readings to pick. Lots of them paint quite a traditional portrait of masculine and feminine roles in a marriage. If this doesn’t suit you, check out these alternative wedding readings for the modern happy couple.

1. From a poem To Love Is Not To Possess by James Kavanaugh

To love is not to possess,

To own or imprison,

Nor to lose one’s self in another.

Love is to join and separate,

To walk alone and together,

To find a laughing freedom

That lonely isolation does not permit.

It is finally to be able

To be who we really are

No longer clinging in childish dependency

Nor docilely living separate lives in silence,

It is to be perfectly one’s self

And perfectly joined in permanent commitment

To another–and to one’s inner self.

Love only endures when it moves like waves,

Receding and returning gently or passionately,

Or moving lovingly like the tide

In the moon’s own predictable harmony,

Because finally, despite a child’s scars

Or an adult’s deepest wounds,

They are openly free to be

Who they really are–and always secretly were,

In the very core of their being

Where true and lasting love can alone abide.

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2. I’d Rather Rise in Love With You

I don’t want sweet nothings whispered in my ears

I’d rather be confronted by the savory somethings

That truths communicated – in fullness and compassion bring

I don’t want long gazes or to get lost in your eyes

I ‘d rather have our eyes brave exploration,

Discovering every part of each other from curve to line –

Every wrinkle and tint and shade

Every scar and marking that our livings have made

I don’t want to feel I knew you in another life

Or that I dreamed you in my sleep

I’d rather learn you piece by piece in reality

I’d rather you teach me how the you today

Is better than before

And I want my new self to love you more,

As I Love me more

I don’t’ want to be attached, or taken, or spoken for

I don’t want to make each other whole

I’d rather be two whole beings that Make Love

Mind, Body and Soul

I don’t want to believe you do not choose who you Love

That you just know when you do

Love, to me, is a choice, you wake up every day and you choose:

What you want

What you need

Speak your truths to receive

Truths in exchange – Past what is perceived

Past assumptions, to gain knowings

And to keep Love growing

It’s more than the showings

It’s the clarity in communication

It’s the calm and patience past frustrations

It’s the listening and the stillness –

It’s every message from body to breath

I don’t want to fall for you

Or fall in Love

Falling is falseness, it’s fleeting

I’d rather rise in love with you

In ascension

Without fear and apprehension

I don’t want to sacrifice any part of me to make it work

I want to invest in all of me and all of you

And give gratitude

That we empower one another in self worth

I don’t want to be possessed or bound by Love

I’d rather be Liberated in Loving

I’d rather be Love that is Revolutionary

Love that is Patience

And Presence

And Respect

And Pride

And Honesty, nothing to hide

And Attraction

And Joy

And Truth

In every thing we say, show and do

In Love with you is all of this to me

And there is no place I would rather be

Irish Wedding Readings

There’s nothing quite like Irish poetry, and some of them make great romantic wedding readings. The poems we’ve collected are speckled with love and humor and radiate Irish spirit. Reconnect with your Irish roots and demonstrate your heritage at your wedding! These beautiful texts make excellent passages for wedding readings.


1. From a poem I Love You, Woman by Emmet Kirwan

And I love you, woman

For you teaching me sometimes what I want to know,

And I’ve forgotten.

To learn love,

To learn better,

To use guilt in a way that teaches and does not cake the arteries of my soul with a plaque of dismay.

Know this:

I love you, woman

We are two lines,

Two souls,

Intersecting at the fulcrum of the universe.

This bed,

This moment,

This centre of something shared,

Love, humour, laughs and levity,

The brevity that had to be not a full stop at the edge of living,

but her giving herself over to fully accepting everything of me.

2. From a book Begin by Brendan Kennelly

Begin again to the summoning birds

to the sight of the light at the window,

begin to the roar of morning traffic

all along Pembroke Road.

Every beginning is a promise

born in light and dying in dark

determination and exaltation of springtime

flowering the way to work.

Begin to the pageant of queuing girls

the arrogant loneliness of swans in the canal

bridges linking the past and future

old friends passing though with us still.

Begin to the loneliness that cannot end

since it perhaps is what makes us begin,

begin to wonder at unknown faces

at crying birds in the sudden rain

at branches stark in the willing sunlight

at seagulls foraging for bread

at couples sharing a sunny secret

alone together while making good.

Though we live in a world that dreams of ending

that always seems about to give in

something that will not acknowledge conclusion

insists that we forever begin.

3. From a Poem Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney

Her scarf a la Bardot,

In suede flats for the walk,

She came with me one evening

For air and friendly talk.

We crossed the quiet river,

Took the embankment walk.

Traffic holding its breath,

Sky a tense diaphragm:

Dusk hung like a backcloth

That shook where a swan swam,

Tremulous as a hawk

Hanging deadly, calm.

A vacuum of need

Collapsed each hunting heart

But tremulously we held

As hawk and prey apart,

Preserved classic decorum,

Deployed our talk with art.

Our Juvenilia

Had taught us both to wait,

Not to publish feeling

And regret it all too late –

Mushroom loves already

Had puffed and burst in hate.

So, chary and excited,

As a thrush linked on a hawk,

We thrilled to the March twilight

With nervous childish talk:

Still waters running deep

Along the embankment walk.

4. From a poem Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Wedding Readings from Songs, Books, TV, and Films

Is there a line in a book or a song that’s always stuck out to you? Or perhaps there’s a character in a film or TV show whose dialogues sound exactly like your other half?

You can borrow these materials and use them as wedding readings! They’ll really show how unique your relationship is!

wedding readings from songs

1. ‘From Beginning to End’ by Robert Fulghum

The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed—well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another—acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. 

For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this—is my husband, this—is my wife.

2. From” I Want To Grow Old With You” by The Wedding Singer

I want to make you smile whenever you’re sad

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad

All I want to do is grow old with you

I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches

Build you a fire if the furnace breaks

Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I’ll miss you, kiss you, give you my coat when you are cold

Need you, feed you, even let you hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink

Put you to bed if you’ve had too much to drink

I could be the man who grows old with you

I want to grow old with you.

3. From “Untitled” by R.M. Drake

You will be the clouds

and I will be the sky.

you will be the ocean

and I will be the shore.

you will be the trees

and I will be the wind.

whatever we are, you and I

will always collide.

4. From the poem Always” by Lang Leav

You were you

and I was I;

we were two

before our time

I was yours,

before I knew

and you have always

been mine too.

5. From the poem “Buried Light” by Beau Taplin

Home is not where

you are from

it is where

you belong.

Some of us

travel the whole

world to find it.


find it in a person.

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6. From the film ‘Friends’

For so long I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soulmate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort. And instead, I found everything that I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now here we are with our future before us, and I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soulmate, my friend.

7. From the film “’Frozen”

We’re not saying you can change them, ‘cuz people don’t really change We’re only saying that love’s a force that’s powerful and strange People make bad choices if they’re mad, or scared, or stressed Throw a little love their way (throw a little love their way) and you’ll bring out their best. True love brings out their best!

8. From the book” ‘The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“You are beautiful, but you are empty,” he went on. “One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you—the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered; because it is she that I have put under the glass globe; because it is she that I have sheltered behind the screen; because it is for her that I have killed the caterpillars (except the two or three that we saved to become butterflies); because it is she that I have listened to, when she grumbled, or boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing. Because she is my rose.”

9. From the song “”I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles

My whole heart. Will be yours forever. This is a beautiful start, To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right. I choose you. I will become yours and you will become mine…

We are not perfect we’ll learn from our mistakes, And as long as it takes I will prove my love to you. I am not scared of the elements I am underprepared, But I am willing. And even better I get to be the other half of you.

10. From the song “There Will Be Time” by Mumford and Sons, featuring Baaba Maal

But in the cold light I live to love and adore you

It’s all that I am, it’s all that I have

In the cold light I live, I only live for you

It’s all that I am, it’s all that I have

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Remember, the most romantic readings for weddings come from the heart. When deciding on wedding readings, it’s important to choose something personal and meaningful to you and your fiancé. Feeling particularly inspired? You can even write unique poetic wedding readings if you want to express your love your own way!

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