Bringing Whimsy to Your Big Day with Special Wedding Book Readings


Use wedding readings from books has become a sweet way to celebrate your new union – perfect for a couple who loves literature, they can bring that element of whimsy and magic to your wedding day, through their carefully crafted words loaded with love, strength and ideals. But are they right for your wedding? Should you go the traditional route or opt for a more unique approach? And what are some of the loveliest words ever written, suitable for a special occasion such as your wedding? Let’s tackle these topics one by one to help you decide on the perfect readings for your big day.

Bringing Whimsy to Your Big Day with Special Wedding Book Readings

Where to Start?

There are many places where you can find your inspiration from – the Bible, songs and their beautiful lyrics, poems, children’s books and even romance-loaded novels. But if you’re looking to have some magical book flair on your wedding day as part of a special moment during the festivities, then the first place you should look for is in your own favorite books; do you and your partner have a book you both love and cherish? Or maybe a childhood book that you both adored as kids? A masterpiece of literature with a special meaning to you and relevant to your relationship would make an excellent starting point in the search for the right words.

Types of Readings in Tune with Your Event

If you still don’t have any leads, then how about picking your favorite style first – classic, contemporary or slightly vanguard and unexpected? Make sure the tone and the message of your wedding readings from books is in perfect harmony with the vibe of your event. If you are opting for a formal, posh celebration, you might stay in the classics area, while if you’re having a casual wedding dinner with friends by the beach and have an intimate ceremony, then you should feel comfortable and show more of your personality with some really unique and unexpected readings.

Inspirational Messages and Meaningful Readings from Books

Finding a paragraph with a message that speaks to you and your partner or one that simply represents your love, your dreams and ideas is not as easy as it may seem – but you’ll definitely be on the right track with our selection of beautiful readings meant to inspire you:

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

A hyperbolic description of love, with messages about sacrifice, dedication and loyalty, all in the name of true love – a favorite these days amongst couples in search for the perfect wedding readings from books:

“Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches… I have stayed these years in my hovel because of you. I have taught myself languages because of you. I have made my body strong because I thought you might be pleased by a strong body. I have lived my life with only the prayer that some sudden dawn you might glance in my direction. I have not known a moment in years when the sight of you did not send my heart careening against my rib cage. I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep. There has not been a morning when you did not flutter behind my waking eyelids…”

How to Be Good by Nick Hornby

If you are not necessarily a fan of idealistic depictions of love and would rather call it as it is while simultaneously staying away from overly-sweet messages, then this one is a match for you:

"The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone."

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

The connection between love and magic is so delightfully explained in this lovey paragraph from L. Oliver’s book ‘Liesl and Po’ – a perfect way to celebrate your new union with the help of magical, powerful words:

“If you do not believe that hearts can bloom suddenly bigger, and that love can open like a flower out of even the hardest places, then I am afraid that for you the road will be long and brown and barren, and you will have trouble finding the light. But if you do believe, then you already know all about magic.

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

You don’t need a lot of words to summarize love – just a few lines that have that extra something needed to capture the audience are more than enough. Take this powerful passage from Krik? Krak by E. Dandicat and add it on your ‘wedding readings from books’ list:

“All anyone can hope for is just a tiny bit of love, like a drop in a cup if you can get it, or a waterfall, a flood, if you can get that too.”

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

A story about a powerful woman could not come without a few meaningful words about love. Here is a short, yet poignant message from Charlotte Brontë’s intense and intriguing novel:

"I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy — my better self — my good angel — I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you — and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one."