We love us a good non-cheesy love poem that makes our arm hair stand up without triggering the cringe from barf-worthy poems that suck. Good thing we’ve got this list of whimsical, romantic, realistic, profound, and all-around awesome love poems for weddings that will totally up your ceremony game. Let’s get our gorgeous language on with some good ol’ luuuurve in poetry form…
Some of my earliest memories came from my ASMR-filled hours blissing out to Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting. It comes as no surprise to me that the king of zen, the late, great Bob Ross himself, has some mighty quotes from which we can pluck life lessons perfect for wedding vows, readings, and just to chill us out during wedding planning. Let’s grab out proverbial paint brush, beat the devil out it, and read some happy little Bob Ross quotes.
Whether your destined for the stoic Mr. Darcy or like me, lamented the passing of your favorite Col. Brandon (we miss you, Alan!), Jane Austen’s characters forever changed many of our romantic sentiments for better or worse. It is a truth universally acknowledged, though, that Jane Austen quotes are always ripe for plucking for lovely and old-fashioned swoon-y sentiment. Let’s pick the most romantic, clever, and even snarky Jane Austen quotes for when we are all fools in love.
Be warned: this is one set of love quotes that will conjure ALL your inner kid feels… hardcore. I may have gotten misty just sourcing these bad boys. Put on your ’80s and ’90s kid nostalgia hats on for this: Winnie the Pooh quotes to nab for your vows, your readings, and your little love notes to your partner. Are there two friends more worthy of emulation than Pooh and Piglet? #lovegoals. Get your hankies out and prepare to feel ALL THE FEELS.
The Bard is the man. He’s definitely said a fair few words about love. And other topics totally relevant to weddings. I decided to trawl Shakespeare’s most famous works and pick out some rad quotes and readings from which to steal for your vows, readings, speeches, ironic ramblings, and ceremony in general. Shakespeare was a tongue-in-cheek dude, so there’s lots of snark, sweetness, realism, and general awesomeness to nick for your needs.
Bookish couples: we know you and we love you. So we’re sharing a whole new batch of killer wedding readings just for you. We’ve got wedding readings from literature including the classics, children’s books, and even some young adult novels. Yep, love inspiration is errrrrywhere on bookshelves these days. Let’s get to these academic, erudite, and downright adorable wedding readings.