Wedding Ceremony Readings
Readings are are great way to help tell a story about you as a couple or to illustrate things you value. It's also a great way to enable family members or friends to be engaged. Here are some special examples:
Maybe - Author Unknown
Maybe...We are supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift
Maybe...it is true that we don't know what we have got until we lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives
Maybe...the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way
Maybe...the best kind of love is the kind you can sit on a sofa together and never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had
Maybe...you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
Maybe...you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy
Maybe... Love is not about finding the perfect person, it's about learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.'
We each have our love stories - Author Unknown
We each have our own love stories. Some are short, others long. Some are yet unwritten while others are just getting to the good part. There are chapters in all of our stories and it is Mabel and Fred’s own love story that brings us all here today.
It is a time to pause and smile at all the moments that brought them here – and a time to look ahead at all the moments that are still to come. Love is the experience of writing your story – it’s not one moment, not even this moment. It’s every moment. Big ones like saying ‘I love you’, moving in together and getting engaged, but mostly a million little ones that come in between the big – making each other a cup of tea after dinner, riding their bikes to sushi on Tuesdays, spending time with their families and friends, Thursday morning coffees at Velo, getting a big hug from Mabel as Fred walks through the door from work. These everyday moments fuse together into one big experience.
Mabel and Fred fell in love by chance, but are here today by choice – they choose each other to be there through all of their adventures in life together.
You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married”, and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.
The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”
Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.
For after today you shall say to the world –
This is my husband. This is my wife.