If you are struggling to find a wedding reading for a special someone, take a walk with us down the literary route, you just might find what you are looking for.

If you are looking for authentic love and wedding readings from literature, then look no further. We have put together some original and fun excerpts from popular writers for your use. While a lot of wedding readings from literature can be sombre and serious, these ones are light hearted, and even fun.

For less traditional and yet wholesome hilarious wedding readings, here are a few to inspire you towards your big day. Below are readings from literature that would be great for every type of couple, whether they are planning a wedding or even vow renewal. There is something for everyone.


  1. This from a truly amazing book, turned movie.


His examination revealed that he had no fever, no pain anywhere, and that his only concrete feeling was an urgent desire to die. All that was needed was shrewd questioning… to conclude once again that the symptoms of love were the same as those of cholera. Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera


  1. You can hardly say no to a Mark Twain wedding reading.


I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;

I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;

I cannot promise you an easy pathway

That leads away from change or growing old.

But I can promise all my heart’s devotion;

A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;

A love that’s ever true and ever growing;

A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

These I Can Promise by Mark Twain

  1. No literary reading is complete without a few words from Charlotte Brontë ‘s Jane Eyre.


‘I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wraps my existence about you – and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.’ From Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


  1. A few words from love smitten Mr Darcy for a pride and prejudice wedding reading.


“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


  1. If you are searching for fun and quirky, this might definitely be it.


‘Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defences, you build up a whole suit of armour, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life … You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you.’ Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones


  1. Who wouldn’t get a laugh from a reading by the awesome and comedic Tina Fey?


“Remember when we saw Titanic how mad I was at Kate Winslet when she climbed out of the lifeboat and back into the ship? I think she encumbered Leonardo DiCaprio. If she had gone on the lifeboat, then he could have had that piece of wood she was floating on and they both would have survived. I would never do that to you.” Tina Fey, Bossypants


Though they may seem silly to some, these wedding readings from literature can take on a whole new meaning when you say them to your loved one. Even better, funny readings will do well to keep your guests entertained, ensuring that your event is not long and boring. These weird and wonderful readings will have your guests reeling, but also create a day that is worth remembering.


Make your wedding day special and memorable, with literary readings as these. Take a walk down memory lane with writers like Charlotte Brontë, Mark Twain and even Tina Fey, to add some life to your special day.

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