Welcome back to our weekly segment of wedding readings. Here we source and share some of our favourite texts perfect for weddings. This week we are focusing on wedding readings from movies. 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.
Wedding Readings From Movies
You might be looking for wedding readings from movies because you are marrying or attending the wedding of a cinephile. You might also be looking for something secular but still universally known. There are so many romantic wedding readings from movies, but this is a short list of some which will work for any wedding.
“Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can’t control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That’s what it was like for me. I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of use could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory.” —Noah
“It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to, and who will accept you for what you are. I’ve been waiting, what seems like a very long time, to get beyond what I am. And [now] I feel like I can finally begin…No measure of time with you will be long enough. But let’s start with forever.” —Edward
The Fault in Our Stars
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” —Augustus
“My heart, it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn’t belong to me anymore. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange — no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.” —Yvaine
The Wedding Singer
“I want to make you smile whenever you’re sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I want to 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 if you’ve had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I want to grow old with you.”
Star Trek Voyager
“Commander, I don’t think you can analyze love. It’s the greatest mystery of all. No one knows why it happens or doesn’t. Love is a chance combination of elements. Any one thing might be enough to keep it from igniting — a mood, a glance, or a remark. And if we could define love, predict it, it would probably lose its power.” —Neelix
“I love you. Very simple, very truly. You’re the epitome of every attribute and quality I’ve ever looked for in another person…I can’t stand next to you without wanting to hold you, I can’t look into your eyes without feeling that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels, I can’t talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are. I’ve never felt this before, and I like who I am because of it. There isn’t another soul on this planet who’s ever made me half the person I am when I’m with you. I’m forever changed because of who you are and what you’ve meant to me.” —Holden
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” —Christian
“I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not. To agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home. I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once-in-a-lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.” —Paige
Good Will Hunting
“It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” —Sean
Why We love Wedding readings From Movies
These are some of our favourite wedding readings from movies, because they strike a good balance between being well known, and not too corny. Okay, some of them are pretty corny – but hey, it’s a wedding! The best way to choose your reading is to focus on who is getting married. Perhaps they are a fantasy fan, or a rom com fanatic. Or, maybe it’s your wedding and you’re looking for the perfect quote from your partner’s favourite film.
If you like these wedding readings from movies, keep your eyes peeled next Sunday and every Sunday from here on out. We will share more wedding readings for all kinds of weddings, including second weddings, vow renewals, and more.