One of the best things about a wedding ceremony (besides, you know, becoming husband and wife!) is the opportunity to show your guests–both the people you’re closest to, and the people who may not know the two of you as a couple well yet–who you and your fiancé are and what matters most to you. The readings you choose are one of the easiest ways to do just that, which is why I’m excited to share a few more special options today!
“Clay and I only had one reading at our wedding, Ephesians 5:21-33. These verses speak directly about marriage and our roles as husband and wife, but more importantly, they speak to who Jesus is and what He did for us. It was so important to us that we began our marriage reflecting on the goodness of our Father’s love and how that changes everything about our lives–including our marriage. I love that this was the scripture read at our wedding because it’s as convicting and life-changing today as it was the day we said I do.” -Kaitlin Holland, The School of Styling
“I always loved that my 83-year-old grandparents still held hands. When I first read “The Art of Marriage,” by Wilfred Arlan Peterson, the words spoke to that kind of love: “In the art of marriage, the little things are the big things. It’s never being too old to hold hands.” Our officiant did a touching reading of the poem during the ceremony.” – Jennifer (See her and Zachary’s wedding here!)
“We had a Catholic Mass ceremony and chose this reading from Hebrews for our second reading. It expressed so many of our desires for our life together: that we may always remain in love, be generous in showing hospitality and reaching out to others, be faithful in our relationship, be content with what we have, and trust in the Lord in all circumstances. Every time I re-read these verses, I’m reminded of what matters most.” – Lisa Kirk, Southern Weddings (See my wedding here!)
See more wedding ceremony readings here!