Post originally was published on Wedding Forward 

Wedding readings are the only part of all wedding packages that solely belongs to you, but does not need a wedding budget. This is the stage where you say just how you feel and your thoughts on love and commitment. This is why you should pick only readings that tell your love story right and compliments your personalities as a couple.

This is a wedding planning task that takes a lot of time, thought and emotional investment, especially in this modern day. 2019 has seen a twist to the wedding ceremony script, secular wedding readings, religious wedding readings, and other marriage readings. Most new couples, especially brides want to get creative and come up with something unique for their weddings.

All wedding readings listed below are unique, rare, resonates and remains evergreen with everyone present. You can even frame most of these readings to adorn your home with. Our job here is to furnish you with loads of popular wedding readings for you to pick from!

Before we begin, we should answer one very important question, which is;

“How long should a wedding reading be?”

Couples often have about three to four wedding reading at their weddings, all before wedding vow. But whether it’s a lengthy Apache wedding blessing, short wedding readings or love quotes, it should last for 7 minutes in total. Each wedding reading should take a maximum time of one to three minutes.

This said, make your pick from our collection of marriage readings, alternative wedding readings inclusive!

Wedding readings from the literature are hypnotic and are a way for literature enthusiasts to express what they feel. There are many literature excerpts that talk about love and marriage in words that speak to everyone. We will put down our favorite wedding readings from the literature that tells your love story.

Every Day by David Levithan

“This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.”

Traditional Religious Wedding Readings

Traditional religious ceremony wedding readings have depth and some element of spirituality. These wedding readings are for couples who want to keep it traditional and religious but interesting at once. Whether Irish wedding readings, union by Robert Fulghum or religious readings from other cultures, there is something to pick here.

Christian Wedding Readings from Ecclesiastes 4.9-12

“Two is better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.”