Trying to Google “non-religious wedding readings” or “alternative wedding readings” brings you to a BUNCH of different websites, with no real, concise display of options. A million years ago I did this search myself, and landed on a SUPER LONG thread over on Offbeat Bride – but I just knew there had to be an easier way (or place) to list these. So when my co-worker asked me last week for some suggestions on nonreligious and alternative wedding readings, I knew just where to go – Facebook. Thanks to my amazing fans, I have a GREAT roundup of alternative wedding readings from literature, poems, songs, movies, and MORE. Check out the list we have (and leave us comments to continue adding to this post!).
The Best Nontraditional & Nonreligious Wedding Ceremony Readings
William Shakespeare: Sonnet 116
The Irrational Season By Madeleine L’Engle
A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton
To Love Is Not To Possess by James Kavanaugh
Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
To Keep Your Marriage Brimming – Ogden Nash
On Friendship by Roy Croft
How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog by Taylor Mali
Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
I’ll Always Belong to Myself by Rex X
The Master Speed by Robert Frost (originally written by him for his own daughter’s wedding!)
Love Is… by Captain Corellis Mandolin
Instructions For Life In The New Millennium – by His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness, to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they are not, to agree to disagree about red velvet cake, to live within the warmth of your heart, and always call it home – from THE VOW
Ok – keep adding! What did I miss!?
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