Wedding poetry can be whatever you wish them to be and it does not have to be limited to only being read aloud during the ceremony. They are intended to convey the importance a good marriage can have on a happy life, the joining of two souls to create one, and (what all newly-weds wish for) a lifetime of happiness filled with love, laughter and lasting memories.
Short poems could accompany your wedding invitations like the one below:
The Finest Thing
Among the finest things in life,
a good marriage
is the most satisfying and rewarding,
the deepest and best of pleasures.
That blessed relationship
uplifts, enriches, encourages
and strengthens both husband and wife.
A loving marriage
overcomes any obstacles
the world may put in its way,
strengthening the special marital bond
with every challenge conquered.
is the start of something better
than you can imagine.
May your marriage
be all that you dream of and more.
(By Joanna Fuchs)
Or maybe you would prefer something of just a few lines, like a haiku (a Japanese lyric form) that sums up the day. Why not ask your guests to put a few words together and create a haiku – you could get them to write in a specially provided book that you can keep. What a great way to entertain your guests too and to give you an idea of what a haiku might look like we have included this short but sweet one. Can you guess which part of the day this is all about?
Fleeting glimpse of white.
Here comes the bride – all stand.
Do you take? I do!
(By S Tyler)
During the wedding ceremony or as part of one or both of the couple’s vows a poem that focuses on marriage such as the one below could be included. Not only does it […]