Bring a little humour to your Ceremony with a wonderful Wedding Reading
It’s Monday morning on a cold and wet dreary August day… lets inject a little humour in our lives. It goes without saying that a marriage is a pretty serious occasion. It’s going to be one of the biggest days of your life: you’re going to gain a husband or wife! The planning is exciting, and you’ll get to drink champagne and, if you like, dance on the tables! But there’s no doubt about it: committing to spend your life with another person is a crucially important decision, reflected in your ceremony.
That said, whilst your wedding ceremony is filled with serious moments, packed with heartfelt sentiment and emotion, that’s not to say you can’t inject a little humour into your day. Some couples feel uncomfortable with the public affection; others may simply be a comedic pair, who want to capture the humour of their personalities and the joy in their relationship by sharing funny moments with their guests.
One of the most fun ways in which to share laughter with your guests is with a humorous poem. We’ve been researching wedding readings, and wanted to share one of our favourites by the extremely talented Pam Ayres: ‘Yes, I’ll Marry You My Dear’.
“Yes I’ll marry you my dear” by Pam Ayres
‘Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear,
And here’s the reason why;
So I can push you out of bed
When the baby starts to cry,
And if we hear a knocking
And it’s creepy and it’s late,
I hand you the torch you see,
And you investigate.
Yes I’ll marry you, my dear,
You may not apprehend it,
But when the tumble-drier goes
It’s you that has to mend it,
You have to face the neighbour
Should our labrador attack him,
And if a drunkard fondles me
It’s you that has to whack him.
Yes, I’ll marry you,
You’re virile and you’re lean,
My house is like a pigsty
You can help to keep it clean.
That sexy little dinner
Which you served by candlelight,
As I do chipolatas,
You can cook it every night!
It’s you who has to work the drill and put up curtain track,
And when I’ve got PMT it’s you who gets the flak,
I do see great advantages,
But none of them for you,
And so before you see the light,
I do, I do, I do’
You can find out a little more about the talented Pam Ayres, and read more of her witty and wonderful poetry, by visiting her website here.
Featured image courtesy of the wonderful Lissa Alexandra Photography.
For many couples, humorous readings are the perfect reflection of their relationship and personality in their wedding ceremony. If you’re thinking of having a poem such as Pam’s as a reading at your wedding, but also want to echo the serious sentiment of your marriage, we’ll leave you with some food for thought with the below quote, which would sit beautifully in an order of service for a church ceremony.
Have a fun selecting your wedding readings: we can’t wait to see which ones you choose! Feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature not only your video, poem or reading but also your wedding to our Readers. We’d love to hear from you…