Could I have a member request please? My partner and I get married soon but are really struggling to identify readings for the ceremony that we feel suit us as a couple. We are not overly sentimental, and find many of the traditional readings too cheesy for us personally. My partner is a big Terry Pratchett fan, I love Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter etc. We both love Game of Thrones. I've done the usual google searches, so have seen The Velveteen Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh ideas etc. Any suggestions would be much appreciated as we are so stuck!
From the Terry Pratchett forum - Quotes:
Ninety percent of true love is acute, ear-burning embarrassment.
"And what would humans be without love?"
"Rare," said Death.
A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.
-The Fifth Elephant
Against one perfect moment, the centuries beat in vain.
-Thief of Time
There is a fantastic poem about two loved up dinosaurs if you want to go all out...
How about simply: after all this time? Always. From Harry Potter
Have a look on hitched website full of poems
My husband and I had a book themed wedding and these were our readings:
The lovely dinosaur:
Theis section from phillip pullmans the amber spyglass:
All I learned about love I learned from my dog (because we loooove dogs)
And my personal favourite that made everyone at our wedding cry, an excerpt from captain carolellis mandolin, I'll post the whole thing because it's SO good
"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your root was so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. that is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two."
We had dr Seuss “oh the places you will go”
We are having the Edward Monkton poem, The Lovely Dinosaur. Its about how we see the special things in each other that we love without being to soppy.
Use what you love. I suggest Sam and Sybil
I am a massive LOTR and HP fan too! I found this one while looking.
Dubbed The Ent and the Ent-Wife, this poem from Lord of the Rings is perfect for Tolkien fans, telling the tale of a love that is deeply rooted, resilient and lasting.
'When Winter comes, and singing ends, when darkness falls at last; When broken is the barren bough, and light and labour past; I'll look for thee, and wait for thee, until we meet again; Together we will take the road beneath the bitter rain. Together we will take the road that leads into the West; And far away will find a land where both our hearts may rest.'
I had a poem called loves philosophy by Shelley as a reading at mine x
We had marriage by anon. There are two I think but this one was very realistic one if the lines was 'it's about saying nothing when you're dying to speak' and 'saying you're wrong when you know that you're right.' I chose it!
We struggled to find a reading we liked, eventually we had the lyrics read out from Jim Croce Time in a Bottle
We had 'I wanna be yours' to inject a bit of humour - suited us down to the ground :) And for another we just amended a favourite song slightly so that it read as a reading. Good luck!
Have a look on pinerest some examples on there
I like the lovely dinosaurs one
I think it depends who is reading it too! I’m getting my nieces (14 and 5) to do one together so going for ‘things that go together’ then my best friend to read gravitation by Einstein! She isn’t married so marriage ones didn’t seem to fit and the kids are too young to read any that are about relationships etc
We had a hp quote in our ceremony for those who couldn't be with us. We also vowed "from this day until my last day" from GoT. We had the music Happy Hobbiton to walk out of the ceremony to. Also had book/comic themed table names
We had this....but edited out parts to suit us.
He never leaves the seat up – Anon
He never leaves the seat up
Or wet towels upon the floor
The toothpaste has the lid on
And he always shuts the door!
She’s very clean and tidy
Though she may sometimes delude
Leave your things out at your peril
In a second they’ll have moved!
He’s a very active person
As are all his next of kin
Where as she likes lazy days
He’ll still drag her to the gym!
He romances her and dines her
Home cooked dinners and the like
He even knows her favourite food
And spoils her day and night!
She’s thoughtful when he looks at her
A smile upon his face
Will he look that good in 50 years
When his dentures aren’t in place?!
He says he loves her figure
And her mental prowess too
But when gravity takes her over
Will she charm with her IQ?
She says she loves his kindness
And his patience is a must
And of course she thinks he’s handsome
Which in her eyes is a plus!
They’re both not wholly perfect
But who are we to judge
He can be pig headed
Where as she won’t even budge!
All that said and done
They love the time they spent together
And I hope as I’m sure you do
That this fine day will last forever.
He’ll be more than just her husband
He’ll also be her friend
And she’ll be more than just his wife
She’s be his soul mate -till the end
We had I rely on you by Hovis Presley.
I rely on you
like a Skoda needs suspension
like the aged need a pension
like a trampoline needs tension
like a bungee jump needs apprehension
I rely on you
like a camera needs a shutter
like a gambler needs a flutter
like a golfer needs a putter
like a buttered scone involves some butter
I rely on you
like an acrobat needs ice cool nerve
like a hairpin needs a drastic curve
like an HGV needs endless derv
like an outside left needs a body swerve
I rely on you
like a handyman needs pliers
like an auctioneer needs buyers
like a laundromat needs driers
like The Good Life needed Richard Briers
I rely on you
like a water vole needs water
like a brick outhouse needs mortar
like a lemming to the slaughter
Ryan's just Ryan without his daughter
I rely on you
We had "A lovely love story" by Edward Monkton
We had a book quote from wild awake
we used the poem "he never leaves the seat up" have read on Google as we really struggled to find a reading we both liked x
'i would rather share one lifetime with you,
Than face all the ages of the world alone' Arwen, Lord of the rings. We're having this one at ours, we're having a lord of the rings/comic book theme for ours.
We had 3. A science fiction one called 'scientific romance' that was all linked to movies/end of the world/Star Wars type (we edited slightly) then we had one from a children's book 'what colour is love?' Edited To match our colour theme and then a Disney 'what's Mickey without Minney' all very different x
Pam Ayres....Yes I'll Marry You
I saw one on a website that from from GOT. It was from Khaleesees wedding and I thought it was a nice one.....
Make something up! Whether it's you or a literary genius in your family, it's far more personal! I made up a poem for my brother's wedding about how all the preparations went wrong in the build up but how he made her feel beautiful despite being covered in hives and having a bad hair day. It went down very well!!!
What about something literary, such as Shakespeare. X
We did a reading ourselves which was a poem called I'll Still Be Loving You. It's quite funny and made our guests laugh. If you can't find it online, I'll have a look through our box. X