Post # 1
I am having a heck of a time selecting readings for our wedding, which is not being held in a church. In an ideal world, I’d be reading great works of literature and finding interesting readings that way, but since the wedding is about 2.5 months away I don’t have time for interesting reading.
Does anyone have something that they’ve used that they’d be willing to share? I’ve searched all over the internet and I keep seeing the same thing – sonnets, Gibran, etc. Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
We’re using Union by Robert Fulgham.
I also like readings from The Velveteen Rabbit- the passage where the rabbit is talking about becoming real. Very moving.
This poem by Rumi (one of my favorites) is also very sweet:
Children Running Through
I used to be shy.
You made me sing.
I used to refuse things at the table.
Now I shout for more wine.
In somber dignity, I used to sit
on my mat and pray.
Now children run through
and make faces at me.
Post # 4
Those are beautiful miss powderpuff! My future in laws (who are members of the clergy) lent us a copy of "Into the Garden, a wedding anthology" edited by Robert Hass & Stephen Mitchell. There are many examples of poetry and prose related to weddings, as well as secular and sacred (plenty of bible verses) texts too.
Post # 5
There’s a great post on the blog by miss cheese with lots of diffrent readings. And in the comments everyone else included thier favs.. it might help.
and part II
Some of these are just short qoutes… but they might get you headed in the direction you are looking for.. hope it helps!