(Closed) Poems? Readings? Do you have them? How many? What kind?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could definitely have her read without being a bridesmaid. 

What is important to you? Are you religious? This is a good source for a selection of readings from the Bible: http://foryourmarriage.org/catholic-marriage/planning-a-catholic-wedding/readings/

Or you could find something from another religious tradition.

Do you have any favorite authors? You could find a poem or an excerpt that talks about love, friendship, happiness, etc. 

If you want to go classical, there are always Shakespearean sonnets.

Or off-beat: The speech from When Harry Met Sally. 🙂

Or personal, have friends/family write something about your relationship or special memories.

Good luck!

Post # 4
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I lurve this one 


Union by Robert Fulghum:

“You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

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.”

Post # 6
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re using two readings from the Bible –

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)

 9 Two are better than one,
       because they have a good return for their work:

 10 If one falls down,
       his friend can help him up.
       But pity the man who falls
       and has no one to help him up!

 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
       But how can one keep warm alone?

 12 Though one may be overpowered,
       two can defend themselves.
       A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ruth 1:16 (NIV)

 16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

Post # 7
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had one old testament reading, one new testament reading, and one poem!

Post # 9
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mollytov: Love that! Thanks for sharing!

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