Readings during Ceremony?

Discussion in 'Bride & Beyond' started by Tiff, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Tiff

    Tiff LIKE A BOSS

    Aug 28, 2008
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    Trying to figure out what readings we want during the ceremony. Our ceremony won't be overly religious, I am to an extent but P is not at all.

    I've found two that I absolutely love! One for the minister to read before we say our vows, I bawled like a baby while reading it. :blush:

    "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, indeed, 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, and more, 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- well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife."

    And then the Hand Ceremony afterwards:

    "3.These hands holding yours on your wedding day are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.

    These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

    These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years and, with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

    These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

    These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes – tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

    These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one and that will give you strength when you need it.

    And lastly, these are the hands that, even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching out for yours. "

    Ahhh, I'm going to be such a mess the day of. :dohh: What readings are you lovely ladies doing?
  2. louise1302

    louise1302 mum to FIVE boys :)

    Jul 24, 2008
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    aww those are beautiful we ust had my fil read a funny poem hes a driving instructor and he read a poem caled love is like driving a car haha
  3. marley2580

    marley2580 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2007
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  4. August79

    August79 Mommy to two

    Sep 19, 2010
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    Aww Tiff those are lovely! I may see if our JP will read Union as well. That really is the heart of relationships! Thank you for sharing!!
  5. honeybee2

    honeybee2 Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2009
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    awwwww I love those!!!!

    We are having by our b'maids

    “Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple clasping hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?” And the answer is given: “Yes, there is a more beautiful thing”.
    "It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled but still clasped; their faces are seamed but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired but still strong with love and devotion. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love.”


    Yes, I'll marry you, my dear, and here's the reason why;
    So I can push you out of bed when the baby starts to cry,
    And if we hear a knocking and it's creepy and it's late,
    I hand you the torch you see, and you investigate.

    Yes I'll marry you, my dear, you may not apprehend it,
    But when the tumble-drier goes it's you that has to mend it,
    You have to face the neighbour should our Labrador attack him,
    And if a drunkard fondles me it's you that has to whack him.

    Yes, I'll marry you, You're virile and you're lean,
    My house is like a pigsty you can help to keep it clean.
    That sexy little dinner which you served by candlelight,
    As I do chipolatas, you can cook it every night!
    It's you who has to work the drill and put up curtain track,
    And when I've got PMT it's you who gets the flak, I do see great advantages,
    But none of them for you, and so before you see the light,
    I do, I do, I do!
    Pam Ayres

    and then at the end we are having our own vows and mine are... (not sure what his is yet??)

    I cannot promise you a life of sunshine,
    I cannot promise riches, wealth or gold,
    I cannot promise you an easy pathway that leads away from change or growing old,
    But I can promise all my hearts devotion, a smile to take away the tears and sorrow,
    A love that is ever true and ever growing,
    A hand to hold in yours for each tomorrow
  6. Mynx

    Mynx Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls!!

    Sep 29, 2008
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    Awww there's some lovely readings in this thread! Makes me feel all warm and gooey!

    HB, I LOVE your vows, they're beautiful! x

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