Readings & quotes
Many couples like to use quotes or readings in their wedding ceremony. Short lines about love and marriage are great additions to a ceremony. They can be inserted into your vows, printed on your programs or read aloud. Inviting a drear friend or family member to do a reading is a wonderful way to include those special people in your ceremony.
Quotes can come from almost anywhere. You can include a quote from a famous love poem, lyrics from a song or your favourite movie or TV show. There’s no wrong way to use a quote.
We've listed a number of quotes and readings below. Feel free to use these in your ceremony or allow them to inspire you to find your own.
Everlong, Foo Fighters
And I wonder
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when
All I want is you, U2
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
Marry You, Bruno Mars
It's a beautiful night ,
We're looking for something dumb to do
I think I want to marry you
Is it the look in your eyes?
Or is it these dancing juice?
Who cares baby
I think I wanna marry you
Tangled Up in you, Staind
You're my world
The shelter from the rain
You're the pills
That take away my pain
You're the light
That helps me find my way
You're the words
When I have nothing to say
And in this world
Where nothing else is true
Here I am
Still tangled up in you
I'm still tangled up in you
Still tangled up in you
Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
And I'd give up forever to touch you
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't wanna go home right now
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
When sooner or later it's over
I just don't wanna miss you tonight
The great Dr. Seuss said…"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."
Wedding reading – Calvin & Hobbes
Calvin: Hobbes, What's it like to fall in love?
Hobbes: Well… say the object of your affection walks by…
Hobbes: First, your heart falls into your stomach and splashes your innards. All the moisture makes you sweat profusely. This condensation shorts the circuits to your brain and you get all woozy. When your brain burns out altogether, your mouth disengages and you babble like a cretin until she leaves.
Calvin: THAT'S LOVE?!?
Hobbes: Medically speaking.
Calvin: Heck, that happened to me once, but I figured it was cooties!
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” —
A. A. Milne
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz
“How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog” by Taylor Mali:
On cold winter nights, love is warm.
It lies between you and lives and breathes
and makes funny noises.
Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs.
It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.
Love doesn’t like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.
Is love good all the time? No! No!
Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.
Love makes messes.
Love leaves you little surprises here and there.
Love needs lots of cleaning up after.
Sometimes you just want to get love fixed.
Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper
and swat love on the nose,
not so much to cause pain,
just to let love know, “Don’t you ever do that again!”
Sometimes love just wants to go out for a nice long walk.
Because love loves exercise. It will run you around the block
and leave you panting, breathless. Pull you in different directions
at once, or wind itself around and around you
until you’re all wound up and you cannot move.
But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.
Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.