When choosing words for simple wedding ceremonies, consider values or notions that are highly important to you, for example friendship, love, tolerance, patience, understanding, respect, sense of humor, generosity etc.
Words can embrace and speak of your personal journey, your relationship, what marriage means to you, your hopes and dreams for the future, what you love most about each other, when did you first know that you loved one another – wanted to be with each other for the rest of your lives. Apart from your personalized ceremony introduction, the words found in readings, song lyrics and instrumental music titles offer many meaningful words for simple wedding ceremonies.
For example, consider the word ‘love’…..the love shared between you, the bride and groom, the beautiful opera love arias that would moisten many eyes. Simple wedding ceremonies often contains the following reading and note the word, ‘love’………..
The beautiful thing about love is, that it is an experience we share with all people throughout the world. And yet, to everyone who falls in love. It is the most unique and precious thing in the world. A really happy marriage is founded on love. There is nothing in life that love cannot change. Love is of its nature unselfish, understanding and kind. True love, too, is a commitment of heart and mind. There can be no stronger bond to ensure a happy married life.
.…….. Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love never fails. In this life we have three lasting qualities, faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Reading ~ an excerpt from 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
Words for simple wedding ceremonies can capture the moment beautifully,and they don’t have to be over the top eloquent. They are your thoughts, your words being said to one another, for example, ‘today the couple commence their journey of married life together saturated with the love of each other, their families and their closest friends…..such strong foundations on which to build their marriage!’
Beautiful and inspiring words for simple wedding ceremonies can be found in Elizabeth Gray’s wedding ceremony e-books……