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WEDDING READINGS For Your Ceremony

Author: Karenj Moreno
by Karenj Moreno
Posted: Dec 01, 2018
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WEDDING READINGS For Your Ceremony

A very important wedding planning task you should take seriously and never ignore is the wedding readings. The wedding is where you proclaim your love for your partner aloud and to the world. So, the wedding ceremony readings must be well thought out, accurately chosen and perfectly executed words.

Wedding passages have a way of transforming the ambiance and manipulating the mood of guests present at the wedding ceremony. The better your wedding vow, the more inspired and all up in their feelings your guests and loved ones get. Guests may need to bring along some tissue, because the ceremony readings may make them cry, laugh, be thoughtful or sober.

Some of these readings can even be put in a frame and hung in the home or made into a scrap book, to serve as a reminder and affirmation of your love. The good news is that, it has no business with your wedding budget. This is why we have put together, popular wedding readings across many beliefs and races. Readings that will sure give you one of your memorable best days.

Keeping With the Tradition: Classic Wedding Readings

Classic marriage readings are timeless! They never date and keep moving through every era. If you're the very traditional couple - you know, dolling up in a white mermaid or ball gown and your prince charming all cleaned up in a bespoke suit. The one you love stands before you to read a classic note, while you blush, this section is for you.

Every word, every line and every sound holds strong significance to you and sinks deep into your heart. These readings do not have to be long, they could be short wedding readings; but with the right words to make a lasting impact. They also have the ability to make the grannies and aunts reminisce on the good old days.

The ageless classics

For the couples who love the classics, this is not a task you have to rush. Picking out a classic wedding reading about love isn't an easy task, because words carry a lot of messages. We are sure you want a compilation of words that speak to every one present and emphasizes on the depth of your relationship with your special one.

In these modern days, classical marriage passages despite they being traditional, are not stereotyped to religious wedding readings. They go way beyond that by drawing inspirational texts from many areas. Sources like literature, alternative poetry, quotes and the likes. This is why it is important to notify the officiant ahead of the wedding, if you will be having a church wedding.

Most times, more than one marriage readings are vital to fit the theme of the day. So, you may need to prepare more than one reading for your wedding ceremony. Not to worry, classic wedding texts are broad and cut across all religions. So, you have the freedom to enjoy a sonnet from Shakespeare, love inspired song lyrics from Michael Bolton or lovely poems by great poets in time memorial.

These wedding ceremony readings have come through time and have held great meanings to brides and grooms for all time. You would never run out of options, they come in their varieties.

Whether they are non-religious wedding readings, cheesy love poems or love quotes. When you incorporate them into your wedding, they strike a chord and leave you more in love than you were.

To help you get the best of classics for your big day, we have put together ten of some of the best love quotes below;

  • Irish wedding readings

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;

May you see your children's children.

May you be poor in misfortune,

Rich in blessings,

May you know nothing but happiness

From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home

And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,

May blue be the skies above you,

May pure be the joys that surround you,

May true be the hearts that love you

The Apache wedding blessing

Now you will feel no rain, For each of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness, For each of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two bodies, But there is one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place, To enter into the days of your togetherness.

And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

  • Union by Robert Fulghum

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks all those sentences that began with When we’re married and continued with I will and you will and we will those late night talks that included someday and somehow and maybe and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart.

  • Union by Robert Fulghum

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks all those sentences that began with When we’re married and continued with I will and you will and we will those late night talks that included someday and somehow and maybe and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart.

All these common things are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another: You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed I meant it all, every word. Look at one another and remember this moment. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover and even teacher. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, for after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.

  • Apache wedding blessing Now you will feel no rain, For each of you will be shelter to the other.Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness, For each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, But there is one life before you.Go now to your dwelling place, To enter into the days of your togetherness. And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
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