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Ceremony Readings

I have collected a ton (in my bio - http://squirrlyplanning.weebly.com/ceremony-readings.html).  But. . . only one that FI also likes (Union by Robert Fulgham).  We'd like to have two in the ceremony (which we're writing ourselves - a friend is officiating for us). 

So - anybody have other ideas?  I'd prefer something a bit shorter than the first one.  Maybe even cool song lyrics. 
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Re: Ceremony Readings

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    Have you checked out "I Like You" by Sandol Stoddard? It's along the lines of the Lovely Love Story. It's not that long, but I'm going to cut a few parts out of it and use it as a reading for our ceremony. I can't find the full text online, so here is what our reading will be comprised of:

    "I like you and I know why.
    I like you because you are a good person to like.
    I like you because when I tell you something special, you know it's special
    And you remember it a long, long time.
    You say, Remember when you told me something special
    And both of us remember
    When I think something is important
    you think it's important too
    When I say something funny, you laugh
    I think I'm funny and you think I'm funny too
    I like you because you know where I'm ticklish
    And you don't tickle me there except just a little tiny bit sometimes
    But if you do, then I know where to tickle you too
    You know how to be silly
    That's why I like you
    I never met anybody sillier than me till I met you
    I like you because you know when it's time to stop being silly
    Maybe day after tomorrow
    Maybe never
    If I am a goofus on the roofus hollering my head off
    You are one too
    That's because you really like me
    And I really like you back
    And that's the way we keep on going every day
      I like you because when I am feeling sad
    You don't always cheer me up right away
    Sometimes it is better to be sad
    I like you because if I am mad at you
    Then you are mad at me too
    If you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me one
    If I find four, I give you two
    If we only find three, we keep on looking
    Sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don't
    I like you because I don't know why but
    Everything that happens is nicer with you
    I can't remember when I didn't like you
    It must have been lonesome then
    I like you because because because
    I forget why I like you but I do
    On the 4th of July I like you because it's the 4th of July
    On the fifth of July, I like you too
    If you and I had some drums and some horns and some horses
    If we had some hats and some flags and some fire engines
    We could be a HOLIDAY
    We could be a CELEBRATION
    We could be a WHOLE PARADE

    Even if it was the 999th of July
    Even if it was August
    Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
    Even if it was no place particular in January
    I would go on choosing you
    And you would go on choosing me
    Over and over again
    That's how it would happen every time
    I don't know why
    I guess I just like you because I like you."
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    I think it's really nice to include a Biblical passage if you are religious, but keep it short because for the guests that are not, they dont want to feel like they are being preached to.  I've always thought that it is very sweet to also remember those that have passed and express how they are missed, especially on memorable and important days as such
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_ceremony-ideas_ceremony-readings-4?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:10Discussion:b1cb29d2-76af-4695-acab-f4cca815f0f5Post:87219915-31d6-479f-9032-3075551400bc">Re: Ceremony Readings</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think it's really nice to include a Biblical passage if you are religious, but keep it short because for the guests that are not, they dont want to feel like they are being preached to.  I've always thought that it is very sweet to also remember those that have passed and express how they are missed, especially on memorable and important days as such
    Posted by jj09525[/QUOTE]

    We're not religious and specifically want to exclude any religious references.  And, our wedding will be on the one year anniversary of my grandfather's funeral (we had set the date before he passed away).  That alone will be hard enough for all of us.  I do not want to bawl like a baby at the alter.  We have an "In Memory" page in the program. 

    Aside from that - thanks for all the suggestions ladies!  Feel free to post any others that come to mind - I'll sit down with FI and the collection of options to pick one.
    DIY & Planning | Married 

    Married: 2010
    Mom to J: 2011
    Mom to H: 2014

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    Dresses may be easier to take in than let out, but guest lists are not. -- kate51485
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