Drew and I decided that we wanted to include a few special people in our ceremony by asking them to share a reading with our guests. One of the reading selections was easy, Oh the Places You’ll Go from Dr. Seuss. Drew’s family read this story every school year and it was included in his twin sisters wedding ceremony so this was a clear winner from the get go.
The entire book is pretty lengthy so we’ve asked his sister to read only a short portion of the full poem.
The second reading was hard for us to select and we went back and forth between a few options before deciding on an excerpt from “Instructions” By Neil Giaiman.
When I started looking for Alternative Ceremony Readings (as in not a bible verse or ee cummings) many of the options were repeated everywhere I looked so I started looking for my favorite authors and poets and seeing what other writings they might have that would suit us better then the Velveteen Rabbit. There were lots of options I really loved that were too long or obscure for anyone else to enjoy but I’ve include a few of my other favorites below.
What are some of your favorite wedding readings?