Some couples are opting for poetry readings, instead of a reading(s) from the scriptures. This could be for a variety of reasons, the most obvious being that they have no particular affiliation to a church, or are not practicing churchgoers.
Here is a love poem that my husband and I had read during our wedding ceremony.
We chose our bridesmaid’s partner (now husband) to read the poem. As we had a small intimate wedding, it was important to us for everyone to have a role to play and participate in some way.
Perhaps Love is like a resting placeA shelter from the storm,It exists to give you comfortIt’s there to keep your warm,And in those times of troubleWhen you are most aloneThe memory of Love will bring you home.
Perhaps Love is like a windowPerhaps an open door,It invites you to come closerIt wants to show you more,And even if you lose yourselfAnd don’t know what to doThe memory of Love will see you through
Perhaps Love is like the oceanFull of conflict full of change,Like firelight when it’s cold outsideLike thunder when it rainsIf I should like forever,And all my dreams come trueMy memories of Love will be of you.