Unique Wedding Readings & Wedding Poems

Unique Wedding Readings & Wedding Poems

I’m a curator of poems. Always have been. At least since my days as a creative writing major in New York. I’m always trying to find the gems that don’t get over used in wedding ceremonies, the cliche-free poems, and the poems that can be easily adapted so the God-squeamish among you can feel good about including them in your wedding ceremonies! A good reading or poem can be a great way to set the tone, feel and vibe of your ceremony, and/or include a friend or relative in your wedding ceremony. They can also be used in lieu of scripture when that’s not your thing.

Here are a couple of my personal favorites.

“This is a day of celebration!
Today, we are divorcing the past
and marrying the present.
Dance,
and you will find {benevolence}
in every room.
Today, we are divorcing resentment
and marrying forgiveness.
Sing,
and {delight} will find you
in every tune.
Today, we are divorcing indifference
and marrying love.
Drink, and play that tambourine
against your thighs.
We have so much celebrating to do!”

By Kamand Kojouri

*I took the liberty of replacing the word God with the words benevolence and delight, but you can insert whatever words work for you!

Apple Pie Life

“Where can we plant the garden?
I’m thinking a lemon tree in the middle,
because, when they’re full and ripe
and I’m just drunk enough,
I’ll look out the window and think
that light can grow on trees.

How do you feel about a pond?
Lily pads and everything.
Maybe some real fish to swim
around in it. I can
paint them, even though I’m
terrible at it.

I want the cottage. I want the
green grass and the tomato plants.
I want the peace in you;
the front porch rocking chair lullaby;
our cricket legs rubbing
together under the covers.

We can’t have it all. I know that,
but humor me. We can’t
have it all, but we can have most of it.
A sliver of it, at best, and that
might be okay.
A lemon tree, definitely.
Write that down.
A bench to kiss you on. A kitchen
with too many windows.

I know you’ve heard this story
before, but that doesn’t make it
any less beautiful.

Come on, put a flower in my hair.
Bake that apple pie recipe that
your mother gave to you.
I don’t care about the dream of it,
just hold the spoon out for me
and let me taste it.

By Caitlyn Siehl

Have a wedding poem that you absolutely love? Please share it in the comments below!