Welcome back to our Sunday segment, Wedding Reading Ideas. Here we source and share some of our favourite texts perfect for weddings. This week we are focusing on wedding readings for brides. 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!
If you are looking for a reading suggestion for a specific event, please feel free to leave us a comment so we can help you source one.
This week’s reading comes from the journals of Sylvia Plath. Plath is a famous poet who is known for her poetry collection Ariel and others. Despite her tragic death, her commentary on romance had some lovely moments which are perfect for wedding ceremonies today.
We have selected this passage because of its lovely warmth and humour. Here, Plath discusses the virtues of her husband.
This passage exudes positive energy! It perfectly encapsulates the feeling of loving somebody for everything that they are. While the lines are deeply personal, they are broad enough that they can apply to lots of people. If these sentiments resonate with you then this could be the reading for you.
The ending of this passage is perhaps the most romantic section. Plath explores the way in which her husband is everything she could ever want or need. The lines about not wanting OR needing anything more are important. They show that the reader has not settled and has truly found their ideal person.
We have featured this as one of our favourite wedding readings for brides, but the gender could easily be swapped. This would make this reading appropriate for partners of alternative genders. All that matters is whether or not you feel the sentiments apply to you.
If you like this reading, keep your eyes peeled next Sunday and every Sunday from here on out for more wedding readings for brides, grooms, parents and the wedding party.