Are you planning your big day? If so, don’t forget to add “select romantic wedding poems” to your checklist. As you’re planning, you may find a million other things that are fighting for your attention and keeping you busy. Of course you have to think about booking, scheduling and coordinating all your vendors. During all of the hustle and bustle, something like readings or poems can easily slip your mind.
However, we can assure you that taking the time to choose beautiful written works for your ceremony will make your day all the more special. To add an eloquent and romantic touch, we highly recommend a wedding poem for the festivities. Without a doubt, there’s really nothing stopping you from incorporating a written work into the reception too! In our experience we generally see heartfelt poems read, but hey! It’s your big day, if you want to have your guests laughing include something more humorous.
Here are a few of our favourite wedding poems:
“Roads Go Ever Ever On” – J.R.R Tolkien
Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar. Eyes that fire and sword have seen And horror in the halls of stone Look at last on meadows green And trees and hills they long have known.
“I’ll Be There For You” – Louise Cuddon
I’ll be there my darling, through thick and through thin
When your mind’s in a mess and your head’s in a spin
When your plane’s been delayed, and you’ve missed the last train.
When life is just threatening to drive you insane
When your thrilling whodunit has lost its last page
When somebody tells you, you’re looking your age
When your coffee’s too cool, and your wine is too warm
When the forecast said “Fine”, but you’re out in a storm
When your quick break hotel, turns into a slum
And your holiday photos show only your thumb
When you park for five minutes in a resident’s bay
And return to discover you’ve been towed away
When the jeans that you bought in hope or in haste
Just stick on your hips and don’t reach round your waist
When the food you most like brings you out in red rashes
When as soon as you boot up the bloody thing crashes
So my darling, my sweetheart, my dear…
When you break a rule, when you act the fool
When you’ve got the flu, when you’re in a stew
When you’re last in the queue, don’t feel blue’cause
I’m telling you, I’ll be there.
“You Came, Too” – Nikki Giovanni
I came to the crowd seeking friends I came to the crowd seeking love I came to the crowd for understanding I found you I came to the crowd to weep I came to the crowd to laugh You dried my tears You shared my happiness I went from the crowd seeking you I went from the crowd seeking me I went from the crowd forever You came, too
“Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds” – William Shakespeare (the master of wedding poems)
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me prov'd, I never writ, nor no man ever lov'd.
“The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer” – Eugenio Montejo
The earth turned to bring us closer, it spun on itself and within us, and finally joined us together in this dream as written in the Symposium. Nights passed by, snowfalls and solstices; time passed in minutes and millennia. An ox cart that was on its way to Nineveh arrived in Nebraska. A rooster was singing some distance from the world, in one of the thousand pre-lives of our fathers. The earth was spinning with its music carrying us on board; it didn’t stop turning a single moment as if so much love, so much that’s miraculous was only an Adagio written long ago in the Symposium’s score.
Undoubtedly, these wedding poems will have you reaching for the tissue box. Nonetheless, we are sure that a little magic will be added to your special day. There is a saying that the more emotional something is, the better you’ll remember it. Which means if any of these poems bring you and your guests to tears, it will help keep your memories bright and strong of your wedding day.
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