Post # 1
How did you pick your (non religious) wedding reading? I can’t figure out what I want to have our friend read at our wedding. And I need to pick ASAP as its only 2 months away (and I promised her she could have some time to practice!)
Post # 3
Well, there’s a few that I like:
Sonnet 43 ("How do I love thee?) from the "Sonnets from the Portuguese" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Rabbi ben Ezra (by Barrett Browning’s husband, Robert Browning)
Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare ("Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?")
A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
Post # 4
It’s short, but you have The Key to Love
Blessing For a Marriage by James Dillet Freeman
And this one is long, but I have seen others use an exerpt of I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg
Post # 5
If you’re not big on the sonnets, google "ee cummings ceremony readings." His poetry can be somewhat difficult to understand at times, but I love it 🙂
I also love "The Art of Marriage" by Wilferd Arlan Peterson, and second nicole3381 as far as "I Like You" is concerned!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2018 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception
I used "Blessing of the Hands," "I Like You" and "The Art of a Good Marriage" for my non-religious ceremony.
Post # 7
I haven’t picked anything, but I did see this reading on The Knot from The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho and thought it was quite beautiful.
Post # 8
we built our ceremony around "the art of a good marriage" as listed above and used dorothy colgan’s "i promise" as our vows since they fit us right down to the struggles we always fight over. Hope it helps.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone 🙂 I have a bunch of those suggestions bookmarked to show my Fiance and see what he thinks 🙂