None of these poems were written as wedding poems – but that’s what makes them so much fun!

The Romance

by Shel Silverstein

“Said the pelican to the elephant,
“I think we should marry, I do.
’Cause there’s no name that rhymes with me,
And no one else rhymes with you.”

Said the elephant to the pelican,
“There’s sense to what you’ve said,
For rhyming’s as good a reason as any
For any two to wed.”

And so the elephant wed the pelican,
And they dined upon lemons and limes,
And now they have a baby pelicant,
And everybody rhymes.”


 

Mutual Weirdness

by Dr Seuss

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”


 

Some Things Go Together

by Charlotte Zolotow

“Pairs of things that go together.
Pigeons with park
Stars with dark
Sand with sea
and you with me.
… Hats with heads
Pillows with beds
Sky with blue
and me with you.”


 

You can find inspiration for wedding readings and poems everywhere. In kids books, movies, comics, TV, music, nature, even food! And don’t be afraid to add to, switch up, and adapt what’s out there to best suit your personalities and wedding style.

Get in touch and we can work together on creating a fun and personalised wedding ceremony, just for you!

charlotte@yourbigday.co.nz