16 Unique & Alternative Wedding Readings

Wedding Readings

Want a reading with a difference for your wedding ceremony? Whilst some love traditional poems, they don’t suit every couple. And what are we all about here at The Celebrant Directory, you got it – personalising that big day!

So where do you start when searching for that fabulous reading that’s going to grab everyone’s attention? Here are a great selection of brilliant wedding readings and some top tips to get your search off to the right start!

Think Personality First

You’ve been together for a while, you know each other well, so what makes you both tick? Are you going traditional for your big day, or seeking something more alternative? Once you’ve found your wedding niche, you can start to plan the best direction to go in to find your ideal poems. You’ve got lots of options!

Put your feet up

Pop on your favourite films and listen for the key parts of the script that may resonate with you both. Now there’s a reading with a difference! Here’s one that all Game of Thrones fans will love:

“As you are the Moon of his life, he shall be your Sun and Stars. Your love shall be as ever present as those two celestial bodies…even though they are sometimes hidden from one another’s sight. Your love will be the guiding force that charts the course of your tomorrows, holds your world together in difficult times, and will make life itself shine bolder and brighter than we human beings have a right to dream of.” (Khaleesi and Khal Drogo’s Wedding Vows)

Get dancing

Song lyrics are becoming a very popular addition to a wedding. Sit back and relax to your favourite tunes, and try to find songs that resonate with you both. Think ‘Make you feel my love’ by Bob Dylan, or ‘He’s not perfect’ by Bob Marley.

Here is a list of the top alternative wedding readings to consider in 2017, compiled by our expert Celebrants!

Photographer Credit: Jenny Appleton Photography

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