A wedding is the most exciting and most memorable moment in your life. When you have found your true love, you are willing to devote to spend your lives together and that is nothing short of a miracle.
This day needs to be special and you want everything to be as perfect as possible. You should have the best dress, the best hairstyle, the best nail design, the best venue and, of course, you should choose the best wedding poem for your ceremony.
A beautiful wedding poem can help you not only share your feelings and thoughts with your spouse-to-be on your big day, but it can also make your ceremony super-personalized in the case if you find the right fit. So, when choosing the best wedding writing, you have to consider:
- The location where the marriage ceremony takes place (depending on this fact, you should decide whether the poem will be religious or secular).
- The number of your ceremony poems (don’t forget that too many writings can make your ceremony boring and it would be better to choose one or two pieces).
- The length of your poem (the reading portion of your ceremony shouldn’t last more than three-five minutes. Don’t try to choose too long poem because your guests may get a bit bored if you read the poem more than five minutes).
Below we’ve collected some of the greatest wedding poems that you can use in your vows, readings and other parts of the wedding. Check out these amazing writings with your loved one and pick out the right poems, which will reflect the two of you.
Romantic Wedding Poems
1. “Defeated by Love” – Rumi
The sky was lit
by the splendor of the moon
I fell to the ground
has made me sure
I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
to the magnificence
of your Being
2. “Roads Go Ever Ever On” – J.R.R Tolkien
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.
3. “To know that I miss you…” – Lang Leav
To know that I miss you
so much when you leave;
To know that I need you
like the air that I breathe.
To know that I want you
with a passion so blind,
is to know that I love you
with no doubt in my mind.
4. “How Do I Love Thee?” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being an Ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, – I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
5. “I Love You” – Roy Croft
I love you
Not only for who you are
But for what I am when I am with you.
I love you
Not only for what you have made of yourself
But for what you are making of me.
I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
I love you for putting your hand into my heart
And passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can’t help.
Dimly seeing there and drawing out, into the light all the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign.
Short Poems about Marriage
6. “Eskimo Love Song”
You are my husband, you are my wife
My feet shall run because of you
My feet dance because of you
My heart shall beat because of you
My eyes see because of you
My mind thinks because of you
And I shall love, because of you.
7. “To Be One With Each Other” – George Eliot
What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other
in the silent unspoken memories?
8. “To Keep Your Marriage Brimming” – Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.
9. “We” – Nayyirah Waheed
We return to each other in
This is how water
10. “Chemistry” – Nayyirah Waheed
Chemistry is you
touching my arm
and it setting fire
to my mind.
Funny Love Poems for Weddings
11. “Yes, I’ll Marry You” – Pam Ayres
Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear,
And here’s the reason why;
So I can push you out of bed
When the baby starts to cry,
And if we hear a knocking
And it’s creepy and it’s late,
I hand you the torch, you see,
And you investigate.
Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear,
You may not apprehend it,
But when the tumble-drier goes
It’s you that has to mend it,
You have to face the neighbour
Should our Labrador attack him,
And if a drunkard fondles me
It’s you that has to whack him.
Yes, I’ll marry you,
You’re virile and you’re lean,
My house is like a pigsty
You can help to keep it clean.
That sexy little dinner
Which you served by candlelight,
As I do chipolatas,
You can cook it every night!
It’s you who has to work the drill and put up curtain track,
And when I’ve got PMT it’s you who gets the flak,
I do see great advantages,
But none of them for you,
And so before you see the light,
I do, I do, I do!
12. “To My Valentine” – Ogden Nash
More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That’s how much I love you.
I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.
As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That’s how much you I love.
I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.
I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oaths,
That’s how you’re loved by me.
13. “The Princess Bride” – William Goldman
I love you. Okay?
Want it louder?
I love you. Spell it out, should I?
I ell-oh-vee-ee why-oh-you.
Want it backward?
You love I.
14. “Some Things Go Together” – Charlotte Zolotow
Pairs of things that go together:
Pigeons with park
Stars with dark
Sand with sea
and you with me.
Hats with heads
Pillows with beds
Sky with blue
and me with you.
15. “The Little Yellow Leaf” – Carin Berger
The story of a leaf who isn’t ready to let go from the tree.
And then, high up on an icy branch, a scarlet flash.
One more leaf holding tight.
“You’re here?” called the Little Yellow Leaf.
“I am,” said the Little Scarlet Leaf.
“Like me!” said the Little Yellow Leaf.
Finally… “Will you?” asked the Little Scarlet Leaf.
“I will!” said the Little Yellow Leaf.
And one, two, three, they let go and soared.