Funny Wedding Readings Guaranteed To Make Your Guests Laugh

Lighten the room and get your guests laughing with these funny wedding readings that are great for a civil ceremony.

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Are you looking for funny wedding readings that are guaranteed to get your guests laughing? Look no further than these entertaining wedding poems and extracts that'll brighten any wedding ceremony. 

Whether you're a naturally funny couple who want a reading that reflects your personality or you're simply not a fan of the soppy stuff, these are surefire funny wedding readings that'll leave the room smiling.

Funny Wedding Readings

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If you're having a civil ceremony and aren't having any religious readings, then these funny wedding readings are just the ticket.

Read on for our favourites.

Yes, I’ll Marry You – Pam Ayres

This funny wedding reading has become a bit of a classic - and for good reason! It perfectly sums up most modern relationships.

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! 

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A Lovely Love Story – Edward Monkton

For those of you with a bit of cuddly side, this adorable poem is great for the couple who doesn't take themselves too seriously.

The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.

Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur.

The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts.

 

I like this Dinosaur thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.

Although he is fierce he is also tender and he is funny.

He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now.

 

I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur. She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice.

She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur.

 

But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.

He is also overly fond of things.

Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?

 

But her mind skips from here to there so quickly, thought the Dinosaur. She is also uncommonly keen on shopping.

Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?

 

I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual.

 

I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping, thought the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.

 

Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old.

Look at them.

Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs.

 

And that, my friends, is how it is with love.

Let us all be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs together.

For the sun is warm.

And the world is a beautiful place.

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Gravitation – Albert Einstein

Simple, concise and beautiful. This short quote by Einstein sums up love beautifully.

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity."

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He Never Leaves The Seat Up – Anon

Have you wedding guests rolling in the aisles and then tearing up at the end with this poem.

He never leaves the seat up

Or wet towels upon the floor

The toothpaste has the lid on

And he always shuts the door!

 

She’s very clean and tidy

Though she may sometimes delude

Leave your things out at your peril

In a second they’ll have moved!

 

He’s a very active person

As are all his next of kin

Whereas she likes lazy days

He’ll still drag her to the gym!

 

He romances her and dines her

Home cooked dinners and the like

He even knows her favourite food

And spoils her day and night!

 

She’s thoughtful when he looks at her

A smile upon his face

Will he look that good in 50 years

When his dentures aren’t in place?!

 

He says he loves her figure

And her mental prowess too

But when gravity takes her over

Will she charm with her IQ?

 

She says she loves his kindness

And his patience is a must

And of course she thinks he’s handsome

Which in her eyes is a plus!

 

They’re both not wholly perfect

But who are we to judge

He can be pig headed

Whereas she won’t even budge!

 

All that said and done

They love the time they spent together

And I hope as I’m sure you do

That this fine day will last forever.

 

He’ll be more than just her husband

He’ll also be her friend

And she’ll be more than just his wife

She’s be his soul mate - till the end.

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To My Valentine – Ogden Nash

This little reading is an unconventional take on love! Ideal for those who aren't really fans of the mushy stuff.

More than a catbird hates a cat,

Or a criminal hates a clue,

Or the Axis hates the United States,

That’s how much I love you.

 

I love you more than a duck can swim,

And more than a grapefruit squirts,

I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,

And more than a toothache hurts.

 

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,

Or a juggler hates a shove,

As a hostess detests unexpected guests,

That’s how much you I love.

 

I love you more than a wasp can sting,

And more than the subway jerks,

I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,

And more than a hangnail irks.

 

I swear to you by the stars above,

And below, if such there be,

As the High Court loathes perjurious oaths,

That’s how you’re loved by me.

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I Rely On You – Hovis Presley

We wouldn't normally recommend comparing your other half to a HGV, but in this instance we're all for it.

I rely on you

like a camera needs a shutter

like a gambler needs a flutter

like a golfer needs a putter

like a buttered scone involves some butter

 

I rely on you

like an acrobat needs ice cool nerve

like a hairpin needs a drastic curve

like an HGV needs endless derv

like an outside left needs a body swerve

 

I rely on you

like a handyman needs pliers

like an auctioneer needs buyers

like a laundromat needs driers

like The Good Life needed Richard Briers

I rely on you.

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Marriage - Anon

A more realistic viewpoint on the highs and lows of marriage with this wedding poem. Suprisingly lovely all the same.

Marriage is about giving and taking

And forging and forsaking

Kissing and loving and pushing and shoving

Caring and sharing and screaming and swearing

 

About being together whatever the weather

About being driven to the end of your tether

About sweetness and kindness

And wisdom and blindness

 

It's about being strong when you're feeling quite weak

It's about saying nothing when you're dying to speak

It's about being wrong when you know you are right

It's about giving in, before there's a fight

It's about you two living as cheaply as one

(you can give us a call if you know how that's done!)

 

Never heeding advice that was always well meant

Never counting the cost until it's all spent

And for you two today it's about to begin

And for all that the two of you had to put in

Some days filled with joy, and some days with sadness

Too late you'll discover that marriage is madness.

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I’ll Be There For You – Louise Cuddon

Like the infamous Friends song, this wedding poem will leave you feeling warm and comforted and with a big old smile on your face!

I'll be there my darling, through thick and through thin

When your mind's in a mess and your head's in a spin

When your plane's been delayed, and you've missed the last train.

When life is just threatening to drive you insane

When your thrilling whodunit has lost its last page

When somebody tells you, you're looking your age

When your coffee's too cool, and your wine is too warm

When the forecast said "Fine", but you're out in a storm

When your quick break hotel, turns into a slum

And your holiday photos show only your thumb

When you park for five minutes in a resident's bay

And return to discover you've been towed away

When the jeans that you bought in hope or in haste

Just stick on your hips and don't reach round your waist

When the food you most like brings you out in red rashes

When as soon as you boot up the bloody thing crashes

So my darling, my sweetheart, my dear...

When you break a rule, when you act the fool

When you've got the flu, when you're in a stew

When you're last in the queue, don't feel blue

'cause I'm telling you, I'll be there.

If you're looking to add more humour to your wedding, make sure to show your best man these funny speech introductions or take inspiration for your vows from our favourite funny and realistic wedding vows.



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