15 Greatest Wedding Poems for Your Ceremony

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

So powerful

I fell to the ground

Your love

has made me sure

I am ready to forsake

this worldly life

and surrender

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.

Neither spoke.

Finally… “Will you?” asked the Little Scarlet Leaf.

“I will!” said the Little Yellow Leaf.

And one, two, three, they let go and soared.


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