Top 10 readings for wedding ceremonies

These beautiful poems are our favourite wedding ceremony readings, and are perfect for a non-religious ceremony.

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It can be hard to choose the perfect reading for your wedding ceremony, especially if you're planning on having a non-religious ceremony where readings can't contain any religious references. We've chosen our 10 favourites and included links to them so you can read them online. While we've taken care that the sources we've linked to are accurate, it's a good idea to double-check the precise wording of the poems in a poetry anthology before using them for your ceremony.

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1) She Walks in Beauty, Lord Byron
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2) Apache wedding blessing
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3) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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4) Carry her over the water, WH Auden
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5) The Good Morrow, John Donne
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6) Sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee…"), William Shakespeare
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7) White Writings, Carol Ann Duffy
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8) Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Alfred Lord Tennyson
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9) I carry your heart with me, E. E. Cummings
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10) Hinterhof, James Fenton
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