4 Readings for Wedding Vow Inspiration

Wedding vows are the words that you string together to try and do the love you feel justice. These words tend to bring on the tears, which can make writing them a bit stressful.


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Why not look to literary greats for some guidance? Whether you recite their poems, quote from them or use them only as inspiration, let the muses guide you into revealing what’s in your heart. As long as it’s sincere, it will always be profound and well-received.

A Vow – Wendy Cope
“I cannot promise never to be angry;
I cannot promise always to be kind.
You know what you are taking on, my darling –
It’s only at the start that love is blind.

And yet I’m still the one you want to be with
And you’re the one for me – of that I’m sure.
You are my closest friend, my favourite person,
The lover and the home I’ve waited for.

I cannot promise that I will deserve you
From this day on. I hope to pass that test.
I love you and I want to make you happy.
I promise I will do my very best.”


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From Les Miserables
“The future belongs to hearts even more than it does to minds.
Love, that is the only thing that can occupy and fill eternity.
In the infinite, the inexhaustible is requisite.
Love participates of the soul itself.
It is of the same nature.
Like it, it is the divine spark;
like it, it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable.”

From This Day Forward – Author Unknown
“From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home.”

Listen to the Mustn’ts – Shel Silverstein
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

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