Choosing the perfect poetry or prose for inclusion in your ceremony is not easy. Firstly there is the problem that there is just so much to choose from. There is also the question of who will read it. If you think you have solved those two you need to look again and measure your choices against when the reading will appear in the ceremony and what mood and tone it will set. A humorous rhyme used early on in the ceremony might fit perfectly if light hearted fun characterises the ceremony. Alternatively a recitation of a Shakespearean sonnet for example would fit well with a much more formal or traditional ceremony.
It is also important to pay close attention to the words. Many people's favourite love songs are about love that did not work for one reason or another - have another listen to those lyrics! These songs express a seniment about love which you may identify with but a song about breaking up is not one for your ceremony and the same is true of poetry!
To make it easier for you to select a reading that is just perfect for your ceremony we have included some options below. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did when reading and recording them.