(Closed) Wedding Reading Ideas from Children’s Story Books

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

The Giving gtree is my absolute favorite children’s book. I tried to figure out a way to incorporate it into our wedding, but it didn’t fit. Miss Canary did a book post last year and a commenter mentioned it:


Start at comment 15 (mine)

PS: Love your handle!


Post # 4
11 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

Personally, I love the idea of a childhood memory and reading and we are doing one in memory of my FI’s mother who passed away at a young age.  The ceremony is both of you and should express it.  

I have attached our reading his aunt, my FI’s mother’s sister will read this:


~ By Margery Williams ~

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn’t how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real."

 "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.

 "When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn’t happen all at once," said the Skin Horse.

"You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand

Post # 5
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are using “A Lovely Love Story” by Edward Monkton which is a cute children’s book about dinosaurs. It’s a perfect fit for us!

“The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.

Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur. The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts.

I like this Dinosaur thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny. He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now.

I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur. She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice. She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur.

But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. He is also overly fond of things. Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?

But her mind skips from here to there so quickly thought the Dinosaur. She is also uncommonly keen on shopping. Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?

I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual.

I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, thought the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.

Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old. Look at them. Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs.

And that, my friends, is how it is with love. Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together. For the sun is warm. And the world is a beautiful place.”

Post # 6
1580 posts
Bumble bee

If it doesn’t end up fitting in the ceremony, you can put an excerpt from one of the books in the program. I always like little extras to read in the programs.

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