Did you know there are a plethora of wedding poems from great authors such as William Shakespeare and the like? You can find non-traditional or funny poems or wedding readings many places on the internet. If you are looking for something to read at your wedding or just something to put in an anniversary card, keep reading!
Whether you are looking for romantic wedding poems for ceremony readings, or even fun modern wedding poems, they are not as difficult to find as you might imagine. Whatever your definition of love might be, there is surely a poet out there that you agree with. So, take your time and look through a few of our favorites below. You might find a classic or contemporary poem that would be just right for you.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken; it is the star to every wandering bark, whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come: love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.“Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare
“Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.”Delirium by Lauren Oliver
“I no longer believed in the idea of soulmates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.”Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
“You’re like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but I forgot I knew until I heard it again.”Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves… ‘What will happen to us?’ I asked. ‘There will always be us,’ he answered.”Just Kids by Patti Smith
Madly in love after so many years … they enjoyed the miracle of loving each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out old people they kept on blooming like little children and playing together like dogs.“100 Years of Solitude,” by Gabriel García Márquez
But dear, don’t be afraid of love, it’s only magic.Untitled, by R.M. Drake
You were you and I was I; we were two before our time I was yours, before I knew and you have always, been mine too.“Always,” by Lang Leav
Home is not where you are from, it is where you belong. Some of us travel the whole world to find it. Others, find it in a person.“Buried Light,” by Beau Taplin
From this day it will be only your name I cry out in the night and into your eyes that I smile in the morning.Celtic poem.
“With thee conversing I forget all time. All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, with charm of earliest birds”“Paradise Lost, Book 4, Lines 639-655 — John Milton
The words you say to your loved one just before your vows have to be special and well selected because they will be remembered for a lifetime. If you are lucky to find a poem that they hold dear to their heart, then you would have struck gold. Just like finding the perfect wedding dress!
Love poems read to the one you love will mean a lot to the listener. Whether you are looking for a romantic poem to read at your wedding ceremony or you just need something sweet to put in an anniversary card, we hope you found inspiration from the selection we shared with you above.