Friday, 18 May 2007

How Wedding Poetry Brighten Up The Ceremony

It's always lovely to have the traditional best man and matron of honor speeches, as well as listening to the father's of the bride and groom tell a few funny tales. To really set the romantic mood and remind your guests what love is all about, why not select some beautiful wedding poetry to brighten up the ceremony and reception? Poetry is a lovely way to express what the union of marriage means to you as well as talk about love, commitment and happiness.

Poets such as Robert Graves, Stuart Macfarlane, William Cartwright and Dallas Fisher know how to capture the essence of love with words. It can be difficult for someone who is not a literary expert to come up with something romantic and poetic themselves, but what you need to say is likely to have already been written for you by another poet. Don’t let your wedding go without that special romantic touch because you can't think of anything to say; use wedding poetry instead so your partner knows how you really feel.

Your wedding day is a time to tell the world how you feel and why you are making a life long commitment to someone you love. There are so many wedding poems to suit countless situations and couples you are bound to find one that is right for you. Traditionally, poetry was always included in wedding ceremonies but over time the tradition has been somewhat lost and along with it some of the romance of ceremonies has been lost too. It isn’t too late, and you can make yours have that extra loving touch. You can buy a book of love poems or look on the internet where there are literally thousands of databases for love and wedding poetry.

If your wedding is in a church, don't be afraid to ask if you can customize the ceremony. While it is a lovely thing to be married by the same catholic priest who wed your parents and your cousins, you don’t have to have the exact same scripting. Find your favored poems first then approach the priest to let him know where you would like them added and who you would like to read them. In most cases, there will be no problem with putting pretty wedding poetry into the proceedings.

It is the flow and pace of poetry along with the tempting way the outcomes aren’t revealed until the end that can make them so pleasurable to listen to. Try not to pick wedding poems that are too complex or difficult for the average person to understand because you want everyone to enjoy them, and make sure the reader is well practiced and slow paced. It's a nice balance to have a poem at the beginning, one or two in the middle and one at the end of the ceremony, as a guide.

Whether poetry is your favorite thing or not isn’t the point, it's the mood created by reading wedding poetry that makes the concept so attractive. What better opportunity could there be in life to appreciate the flowing beauty of poetic words than on a wedding day? If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, spend some time getting lost in the words of some love poems and you will be sure to agree that wedding poems are a must for every ceremony.

By: Senior Librarian

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