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Readings and song suggestions

Below you will find lists of popular readings and music to give you some ideas for your ceremony. The lists are not exhaustive, so if you find something different that you would like to use, please add it to your ceremony planner for us to check.

Please remember that you must provide us with the details of readings and music you have chosen for your ceremony, including a copy of the reading text. This is so we can check the content to ensure it is appropriate, and to have spare copies of readings to hand on the day.

Please remember that you must provide the music for your ceremony. The Registration Service cannot source or provide any music for you.


Title

Author

A Marriage

Mark Twain

A Lovely Love Story

Edward Monkton

Learn to Fly

Larry James

Native American Indian Blessing

Unknown

On Your Wedding Day

anon

The One

Unknown

The Art of a Good Marriage

Wilfred Arlan Peterson

What Greater Thing

George Eliot

These I can Promise

Mark Twain

Valentine

Wendy Cope

The Confirmation

Edwin Muir

I Wanna be Yours

John Cooper Clark

Extract from Captain Correlli's Mandolin  

Louis de Bernieres (Love is a Temproray Madness) 

The Colour of my Love

David Foster and Arthur Janov

Yes Ill marry you My Dear

Pam Ayres

Extract from The Bridge Across Forever

Richard Bach (Soulmate)

Touch my Heart

James A Coghlan

Sonnet 18

William Shakespeare

Sonnet 116

William Shakespeare

A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns

The First Day

Christina G Rossetti

My True Love Hath My Heart

Philip Sydney

I Love You

Roy Croft

Perfect

Bob Marley

These are the Hands

Unknown

Extract from ‘The Velveteen Rabbit'

Margery Williams


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Title

Author

All of Me

John Legend

A Thousand Years

Christina Perri

Marry You

Bruno Mars

How Long Will I Love You

Ellie Goulding

Happy

Pharrel Williams

Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran

Songbird

Eva Cassidy

Fields of Gold

Eva Cassidy

Ho Hey

The Lumineers

Marry Me

Train

At Last

Etta James

Better Together

Jack Johnson

Signed Sealed Delivered  

Stevie Wonder 

Make You Feel My Love

Adele

From this Moment

Shania Twain

Canon

Pachelbel

Claire De Lune

Debussy

Air (from the Water Music)

Handel

Just the Way You Are

Bruno Mars

Haven't Med You Yet

Michael Buble

Amazed

Lonestar

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Last updated: 21 July 2017 | Last reviewed: 21 July 2017