Post # 1
So since my fiance and I got engaged, I’ve been keeping a journal. Every day I am writing down one thing I love about him, or copying a poem or quote that makes me think of him (like a love poem or a love quote). I found a lovely poem today, Love by Roy Croft (here is is btw: http://www.todays-weddings.com/planning/readings/love.html) All I could think of while I was reading it was “Wow, this would be so lovely to read to my husband in front of everyone on our wedding day.” It sums up pretty much exactly how I feel about him! Would this be really wierd if I were to do it as a reading? Or should this maybe be the main part of my vows to him (if we write our own vows)? Or would this be too long for our vows? Any thoughts fellow bees?
Post # 3
@futuremrste: Brings a tear to my eye–I love it! It could work as either a reading or for your vows.
Post # 4
@bigcitybee: Thank you. I have always said about my FI from the very begining, that one of the things I love most about him is how he makes me want to be a better person. Not because he forces me to or says anything (well not usually, sometimes he ‘nags’ me a bit to be more active or eat better or not nap so much or study harder). But quite often when I’m trying to decide between two courses of actions or start to have a bad attitude about something, I think to myself “What would FI say about this if I were to ask his advice? What would he do if he were in my shoes?” And often I will make the ‘better’ decision or change my thoughts simply by thinking of him.
Post # 5
I’ve seen this reading used in ceremonies where the bride and groom read it to each other, alternating stanzas. It could be a prelude to the vows. Or you could just read it as part of your vows to him.
Post # 6
i would use it as part of my vows or maybe at the reception during the toasts/speeches.
Post # 7
Thats too funny…I was thinking the same question. I say DO IT, but….prepare to fight back the tears, I cry everytime I read it. I am currently emailing our officiant to ask him if it would be weird if I read this too him and he didn’t read anything back. I don’t like the idea of a third party reading it, it’s just to personal for me that I would want to read it to him. But, FH is really shy and the fact the he will be saying anything at all..ie with this ring, is a miracle. I’m thinnking of reading it to him, then hugging him then our officaiant can segway into something else so it doesn’t seem odd that FH didn’t say anything back, maybe from there music can come in and we can give roeses to our parents.
Post # 8
Yes, I have had Brides & Grooms do reading that expressed their love for their new spouse or the guests at their wedding.