You have everything planned. The dress is perfect. The venue looks beautiful and the speeches are all written. The only thing left to do is pick the readings for the ceremony. You want them to be heart felt but not too cheesy. What is the first thing you do? Head to Google and type in “The top 10 wedding readings” Now you may have never heard of the top 10 and you pick one and think “yes! that’s the one for me.” I want you to just stop for a minute and think outside the box. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Extract from Captain Correlli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières or Bob Marley On Love. I can guarantee your guests will have too. Why?, because I guaranteed that’s what 99% of all brides and grooms do!
If your looking for wedding readings don’t follow the crowd. (Maybe try song lyrics)
Choose Wedding Readings that are special to you.
Here is my advice. Find something personal to you. It could be the lyrics to your favourite song. It could be a paragraph from your favourite book or even better write something yourself. If you do want to search for wedding readings or poems, try going old school and visit the library or book store they are a wealth of information. You never know you may find that little gem you were looking for.
This is an example of something that does not follow the normal wedding vibe.
By Nadine Stair
“If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I’m one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”
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