Top 10 alternative readings for wedding ceremonies

These beautiful modern, wedding readings are perfect for a non-religious ceremony

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Shakespeare, Byron and Elizabeth Barret Browining are all readings you expect to hear at a wedding ceremony, but don’t feel you have to follow the crowd. These literary gems are perfect for a unique, alternative, modern and secular ceremony.

1) Extract from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

"Love is a temporary madness..."

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2) Extract from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

"What is Real?..."

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3) Eskimo Love Song – Author Unknown



"You are my husband, you are my wife..."

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4) A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton

"The fierce dinsour was trapped inside his cage of ice..."

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5) Extract from Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

"There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage..."

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6) Us Two by A A Milne

"Wherever I am there's always Pooh..." 

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7) Yes I’ll Marry You My Dear – Pam Ayres

"And here's the reason why..."

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8) Chinese Proverb

Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.

9) I Wanna Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler for the film The Wedding Singer

"I wanna make you smile..."

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10) Extract from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving..."

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