Welcome back to our weekly wedding readings segment. This is where we source and share some of our favourite texts perfect for weddings. This week we are focusing on romantic wedding readings. We try and include a variety of ideas so that there is a reading suggestion for every kind of speech at every kind of wedding!
However, if you are looking for a reading suggestion for a specific event, please feel free to leave us a comment. We would love to help you source one.
The Reading: Grow Old With You, The Wedding Singer
Movie fans and romantic souls alike will enjoy the pure sweetness of this reading from The Wedding Singer. Choosing a wedding reading from a film about weddings may seem a little on the nose, but if the shoe fits! We think that as far as romantic wedding readings go, this one strikes a good balance between being sweet and funny.
I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad
All I wanna do is grow old with you
I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh, it could be so nice, growing old with you
I’ll miss you
Give you my coat when you are cold
Even let you hold the remote control
So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed when you’ve had too much to drink
Oh, I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you
Why We Love It
This is one of our favourite romantic wedding readings because it gets to the crux of what lies at the heart of being in love. The speaker declares their affections with a lovely purity. The love represented here is unselfish and giving. The way that the voice of the poem takes every day activities, difficult moments in life, and unpleasant feelings, and makes them into sources of love and comfort makes this one of the most romantic wedding readings we can think of.
If you like this reading, keep your eyes peeled next week and every week from here on out. We will share more romantic wedding readings as well as texts about joy, children, religion, and more.