readings

Make your guests laugh AND cry with these unique wedding readings! We’ve got funny wedding readings, whimsical wedding readings, and tons of other unique wedding reading ideas. Check our Ceremony Advice archive for more thoughts on structuring your wedding ceremony.

Passionate wedding reading

“Mouths wandering each to each”: A seriously passionate wedding reading

Upon first glance at this wedding reading, it seems lovely and sweet. But give it a second and it starts to sounds like some real live passion is being felt here. It’s a supremely passionate wedding reading with just a tinge of “oh hell yeah, THIS is what I’m talking about.” Logic and rationality is all well and good, but this has some physicality and emotional heft to it. If you need a heady thrill in your wedding readings, this short and sweet one by Christopher Brennan is the one.

At Last: a sweet wedding reading that honors a life lived before finding love

At Last: a sweet wedding reading that honors a life lived before finding love

Not unlike Etta James’ classic love song “At Last,” this particular reading narrows down those feelings of having lived life, been beaten by it a time or two, and still being joyful that you found lasting love. Considering how many weddings are second marriages or older-than-average couples, the sentiment is really lovely and really realistic. Here’s a sweet wedding reading that takes into account a life lived prior to the wedding…

Great quotes from Loving v. Virginia to include in your ceremony

Stirring quotes from Loving v. Virginia to include in your ceremony

We plucked some amazing nuggets from Obergefell v. Hodges (the SCOTUS marriage equality case in which the Court held that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples under the Constitution) recently to include in your wedding ceremony and this time around we’re focusing on Loving v. Virginia. In this political climate, we want to call out all opportunities to bring light to the struggles of those who have fought for marriage equality in all ways.

Here are some amazing quotes from Loving v. Virginia to include in your ceremony…

best quotes from the SCOTUS marriage equality decision to use in your equality-focused ceremony

5 best quotes from the marriage equality decision to use in your ceremony

While we still have so far to go and so many potential obstacles in our path, I wanted to call out some ways to include the recent advances from Obergefell v. Hodges (the SCOTUS marriage equality case in which the Court held that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples under the Constitution) into your ceremony. Here are some of my favorite lines to pull into your equality-focused ceremony.

Not afraid of your scars: Wedding ceremony readings for second marriages

We’re familiar with planning second weddings in these parts (our own Megan is doing it right now!), and let me tell you, it’s not easy finding wedding readings for second weddings. Let’s find you some awesome readings, poems, and song lyrics for your second marriage.

Love transcends time and space: an Interstellar wedding reading for your ceremony

Love transcends time and space: an Interstellar wedding reading for your ceremony

Kate and Winston crafted up a secular ceremony at their Texas meets New York weddings and included a reading we had to share. It’s a little snippet from the movie Interstellar that sums up what a lot of us feel about love: that it’s all-encompassing and transcends all we know.

If you’re looking for a reading for your space-themed wedding or ceremony with a nod to sci-fi, this Interstellar wedding reading is out of this world.