Wedding readings?!

Discussion in 'Relationships' started by hummblebee, May 25, 2007.

  1. hummblebee

    hummblebee hipstertist.

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    I posted this this morning in "Books" but it just occurred to me that in THIS forum, people might actually see/read/respond... so here it is again. Please help!

    All right, I'll be quick because I have a lot to do...

    We're getting married in a few short weeks, and we're planning the affair on rather short notice. My Mom's performing the ceremony, and our families are making a way bigger deal out of this than we had meant. :&

    My mom asked us to find and select one or two readings to use in the little "service". I've looked around online and I'm at a total loss. I don't want something that's been done a million times (ie: nothing from The Prophet!) and I don't want something totally cheesy. Just simple and joyful, because that's the kind of couple we are. Thought about using a lyric from the Dead or Ani, but spoken lyrics always sound so cheesy.... so now I'm leaning toward somehing from literature. Or a good piece of poetry, but I can't find anything that really speaks to me (or him). The closest I could come seems to short... a Jubal Harshaw quote from Stranger in a Strange Land... "Love is that condition in which The happiness of another person Is essential to your own."

    Thought about/thumbed through... Heinlein, Ram Dass, Richard Bach, Tolkein... And I'm at a loss. Can anyone help me here?

    Sorry if this is in a bad place, too. If anyone can thik of a better forum to post it in any suggestions at all are welcome! (Can you tell I'm a little bit flustered by how our small family affair turned into a 30 + people event?) :)
  2. Earthy Mama

    Earthy Mama Feel my wrath... ;)

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    sounded like a fun challenge... heres something I found...

    You are not the air that I breathe,
    you are the sweet scent that drifts upon it

    You are not the sounds that I hear,
    you are the music of my life

    You are not the food that I need,
    you are the nourishment of my soul

    You are not my will to survive,
    you are my reason for living

    It is with you that I experience
    the wonders of the world

    It is with you that I triumph
    over the challenges in my path

    It is your partnership that will lead me
    to the fulfillment of my dreams

    It is your friendship that guides me
    as I grow and learn

    It is your patience and wisdom
    that calms my restless nature

    It is through you that I know my true self

    I do not take you for granted,
    I cherish you

    I do not need you
    I choose you

    I choose you today in witness
    of all the people who love us

    I choose you tomorrow
    in the privacy of our hearts

    I choose you in strength and weakness

    I choose you in health and sickness

    I choose you in joy and sorrow

    I will choose you, over all others, every day
    for all the days of my life

    - Submitted by: Rebecca W. -

    I thought that was pretty and could be easily modified if it needed be.
    good luck!
  3. Poem~Girl

    Poem~Girl Member

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    why get married so fast?

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