Wedding reading ideas

Some of the readings my couples used in 2023

Now this is by no means an exhaustive list of possible readings for your wedding. However, these are some of the readings that my couples used in their ceremonies in 2023. Hopefully it gives you some inspiration.

Marriage means being in love by Chris Ardis

Marriage is love walking hand in hand together.
It's laughing with each other about silly little things, and learning to discuss big things with care and tenderness.
In marriage, love is trusting each other when you're apart.
It's getting over disappointments and hurts, knowing that these are present in all relationships.
It's the realization that there is no one else in this world that you’d rather be with than the one you're married to.
It's thinking of new things to do together; It's growing old together.
Marriage is being in love for the rest of your life.

Recipe for Happily Ever After by Ilona M. Blake

Today will be perfect in every single way,
A beautiful fairytale for your wedding day.
The theme of your day is to have love and laughter
And to live your days happily ever after.

Living happily is what we need to survive,
So how does one keep the magic alive?
How do you light a spark that never goes out?
And how does one live a life without fear or doubt?

How do some people manage to keep their love strong?
And how do some couples always feel like they belong?
What do you need to do to stay in love forever
And make each day special and grow fonder together?

Well, these very questions you must address every day.
You must take the time to go out of your way,
To always share love and always share laughter,
To do whatever it takes to live happily ever after.

Here is a recipe I think is a must,
So let's begin with always having trust.
Don't forget it's important to have total respect,
And to always stay loyal to keep your love perfect.

You must communicate each and every day.
Three special little words you must never forget to say,
"I love you."
It's amazing how these words make you feel
Happy, safe, and valued, and they will keep your love real.

A simple act of kindness goes a long, long way.
Blend it with understanding and you can't go astray.
Don't forget friendship. It will help you to cope.
Add a sprinkle of faith and an abundance of hope.

Remember your smile. It is beautiful to see.
It can brighten one's day. It can make you feel free.
So my wish for you both is you always have love and laughter,
And I pray that you will enjoy your happily ever after.

So when the one, who you believe in,
Puts their faith and trust in you,
You’ve found the one and only love,
You’ll share your whole life through.

Only once in your life, I truly believe by Bob Marley

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.

When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.

There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever.

Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby.

Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon.

You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.

Or a beautifully bespoke poem

A family member wrote a personalised poem for the bride and groom for one of my ceremonies. This was such a beautiful way to not only involve someone in your family in your ceremony, but also provides another way to personalise your wedding ceremony.

And of course, you don’t have to have any readings at all. It is completely your choice!

As part of my wedding ceremony package, I can provide support with finding a reading that suits your ceremony. To find out more, book in a free discovery call with me. Fill in my contact form here and I’ll be in touch. I cannot wait to speak with you!

With love,
Jemma x

Photo Credit: Captured by Chris James