This entry is part 17 of 54 in the series Awesome Wedding Readings
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Romeo and Juliet wedding reading

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This entry is part 17 of 54 in the series Awesome Wedding Readings

Here’s the next in my series of awesome wedding readings you might like to include in your wedding ceremony!

Readings are absolutely not a compulsory part of a marriage ceremony. They’re a way of expressing something in a way that’s different from anything you or I can come up with, and they’re also a way of including additional people in the ceremony if you want to.

We’re not necessarily talking about Bible readings here, although you can include Bible passages if you want. You might like to consider poems, passages from films or books (especially those written for children), or song lyrics. To give an even more personal touch, some couples ask their loved ones to write something specifically for their ceremony. There are plenty of options!

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare – Act 1, Scene 5

Perfect for theatre lovers!

O, she doth teach the torchers to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
as a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear –
beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
as yonder lady o’er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand
and, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.

 

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