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Wedding Poems: 73 Sweet Ideas for Your Ceremony

Browse our extensive library of wedding poems and find one that's perfect for your wedding day!

Wedding Poems

Wedding Poems

Whether you’re looking for a wedding poem to use during a reading, or a wedding poem to use in your speech, you’ll find lots of romantic, traditional and funny wedding poems in our round-up.

The poems all vary in length, with some ideal for stand-alone readings and some short enough to slot into your winning wedding speech. From religious odes to classical texts and funny haikus that will get the congregation giggling, you’re bound to find something perfect below.

Popular Wedding Poems

From Shakespeare to Mark Twain, these wedding poems are the top picks from our whole library. All of these popular wedding poems would not only make great readings, but can even be adopted as wedding vows.

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Image: Kevin Fern Photography

I Carry Your Heart With Me

The One

This Day I Married My Best Friend 

Wedding Prayer

Irish Blessing 

These I Can Promise

Eskimo Love Song

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Traditional Wedding Poems

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Everyone knows and loves these timeless wedding poems – and for good reason. However long ago they were written, they capture the universal truth about love and what it really means.

Romantic Wedding Poems

From classic to contemporary love poems, these gorgeous romantic poems will make your heart skip a beat when you hear them read during your ceremony or included in a speech at your reception.


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Image: Nicola Dawson Photography

The Minute I Heard My First Love Story

The Prophet

I Belong In Your Arms

Falling Stars

With You In My Heart

The Future

On Marriage

My Delight and Thy Delight

To My Dear and Loving Husband

Extracts from Romeo and Juliet

Extract from Arcadia

She Walks in Beauty

Sonnet XVII

A Birthday

The Prophet

I Belong in Your Arms


Funny Wedding Poems

Soppy love poems aren’t for everyone. The truth is your marriage will have many moments in which you’ll need a good sense of humour to get you through! Show off your personality and the silly side that keeps you two laughing together with these funny wedding poems.

funny wedding poems

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Dear Heart

Marriage is for Life, Not Just the Wedding Day

Wedding Vow Haiku


Roll on the Wedding!

A Groom’s Thoughts

My Son’s Bride

Be My Homer

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Religious Wedding Poems

A religious poem or reading is a fantastic way to honour your faith on your wedding day. Among our selection here you’ll find both bible verses and prayers that read just as beautifully as a poem.

Religious wedding poems

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Ecclesiastes 4

Proverbs 31

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Extract from A Native American Wedding Ceremony

Extract from The Divine Comedy

Wedding Prayer

Short Wedding Poems

Ideal for slotting into speeches or vows, these short and sweet poems will help you say the words you’ve been struggling to find.

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Image: Lindsey Ria Photography

Marriage Advice

Again and Again, However We Know The Landscape of Love

Quotes from John Keats

Quote from AristotleTouch My Heart

The One

When Two People Are One

This Day I Married My Best Friend

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Modern Wedding Poems

Modern poems and readings are perfect for couples looking to move away from tradition and surprise guests with something they likely haven’t heard before.

Modern Wedding Poems

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As Once the Winged Energy of Delight

Four Weddings


Ever Increasing Circles

A Bride on the Edge

Epithalamium (Nuptial Ode)

Back to You

Becalmed, Bedazzled, Bewitched, Besotted…

My Love


With You in My Heart


Dear Heart

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