10 Wedding readings for children from Books

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  • I found this one and would love to share to you all.

    A Good Wedding Cake Author Unknown

    4lb of love.
    1lb butter of youth.
    ????lb of good looks.
    1lb sweet temper.
    1lb of blindness of faults.
    1lb of self forgetfulness.
    1lb of pounded wit.
    1lb of good humour.
    2 tablespoons of sweet argument.
    1 pint of rippling laughter.
    1 wine glass of common sense.
    1oz modesty.

    Put the love, good looks and sweet temper into a well furnished house. Beat the butter of youth to a cream, and mix well together with the blindness of faults. Stir the pounded wit and good humour into the sweet argument, then add the rippling laughter and common sense. Work the whole together until everything is well mixed, and bake gently for ever.

  • We don’t really want the one from the Velveteen Rabbit, or the Owl and the Pussycat, though The Lovely DInosaur is our only one really, but it’s rather… long.

    Anyone having no.6 The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger?

    Any of you lovely ladies have any bright ideas?

  • This would probably get a few laughs amongst your guests:

    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.

    Or this one, not sure if its too wordy

    “From “Goodridge Vs. Department of Health” by Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall

    Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support; it brings stability to our society. For those who choose to marry, and for their children, marriage provides an abundance of legal, financial, and social benefits. In return it imposes weighty legal, financial, and social obligations….Without question, civil marriage enhances the “welfare of the community.” It is a “social institution of the highest importance.” … Marriage also bestows enormous private and social advantages on those who choose to marry. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family…. Because it fulfils yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.”

  • I found this and thought maybe my 11-year-old daughter can read it.

    True Love ~ Helen Steiner Rice

    True love is a sacred flame
    That burns eternally,
    And none can dim its special glow
    Or change its destiny.
    True love speaks in tender tones
    And hears with gentle ear,
    True love gives with open heart
    And true love conquers fear.
    True love makes no harsh demands
    It neither rules nor binds,
    And true love holds with gentle hands
    The hearts that it entwines.

  • Found this one

    A SMILE

    A smile is such a lovely thing
    It crinkles up your face
    And when it’s gone it’s hard to find
    It’s secret hiding place
    But far more wonderful it is
    To know what smiles can do –
    I smile at you
    You smile at me
    And so one smile makes two!

  • We are having the children’s book No Matter What by Debi Gliori, we are getting married in a church and the reverend has said that it’s fine as long as we have another, religious, reading.

    There are lots of other children’s books that have lovely messages, like Guess How Much I Love You.

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