When it comes to getting married, readings are something you need to consider. There are bible verses that are continually used, but you may want something different and more creative. You may even want to stay away from something that is from the bible. There is nothing wrong with that, and here are six ideas to consider for wedding readings.
Josh Green’s The Fault in Our Stars
Josh Green has written a beautiful tale that involves a love story. Within it Augustus Waters declares his love for Hazel Grace. The full quote goes into just why he loves her, and his feelings if she was not there.
This is a great quote for someone else to read, but can also be read by the couple. If it is someone else, it’s usually best to get someone who has a partner to read it, because they’ll be able to put their own love into the passage.
Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady
Another reading from a book is one from Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.
The good news is that this book is available free as a download, so you can read the whole book to understand more about the characters. Within the passage, it talks about how the person has become someone better through the love for the other. It details the things that the person wanted, and then the things gained just by finding his soul mate.
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights
If you want something that many people are going to know, then there is nothing better than Wuthering Heights. This classic tale by Emily Bronte is also one of the perfect ways to show the love between the couple.
One of the lines is “whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same…” It is a beautiful tale of soul mates, even if it is slightly old fashioned.
Sandol Stoddard’s I Like You
Passages from books are not the only option. You could opt for a poem to be read. I Like You by Sandol Stoddard is great for those looking for something for children to read.
It is relatively long, but can be cut down if you really want. There are some thought-provoking lines throughout the poem, so it really is worth keeping it all in.
Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook
Whether you’ve seen the movie or read the book, you will know that there are some great passages in here for a wedding. Once of those starts “I am nothing special.
Just a common man with common thoughts.” It’s the story of the old man as he watches his wife deteriorate from Alzheimer’s. However, he remembers all the great things.
A.A. Milne’s Us Two
For Winnie the Pooh fans, Us Two is a great option to have at a wedding.
It’s another relatively long one, but it is all from Christopher Robin’s point of view of how Pooh is always there and wants to do everything he does.