The Best Cringe-Free Wedding Readings | Stephen Coleclough DJ
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-15758,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode-theme-ver-10.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive

The Best Cringe-Free Wedding Readings

Whilst there are plenty of people out there who love nothing more than a gloriously romantic wedding reading, there are also plenty of couples who are not so keen.

This is particularly true if you have been together for a decent amount of time.

Whereas gushing declarations of your love for each other may suit new couples, if you are finally getting married after a number of years, they might not suit you that much!

So, with this in mind, we have put together some of the very best cringe free wedding readings that suit long term couples.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

The section that works perfectly in this particular reading is all about how love is a temporary madness and how that love is a fortunate accident.

It is a romantic and dramatic reading that we think perfectly summaries the highs and lows of being in love with someone.

Why Marriage – Dena Acolatse

A much more modern reading, this poem looks at the amazing things about being in love with someone, and why marriage is the best step to take.

It is important to remember that this particular reading has some religious inclusions in it, which may not be appropriate for a civil ceremony.

I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman

If you really hate the idea of having a cheesy wedding reading, then this will be the ideal one for you.

It might not be cheesy, but it is still beautiful, and it talks about sticking together, no matter what life may throw at you.

Which essentially is what marriage is all about!

A Chinese Wedding Poem

Hate the idea of having a wedding reading that is packed full of cringeworthy lines and goes on for far too long?

If you do, then this is the reading for you.

Translated from a traditional poem, it is all about never-ending and friendship, without being too much in your face.

A Blessing For A Marriage – James Dillet Freeman

A slightly longer and more traditional reading.

This one is still absolutely fantastic.

Not only does it talk about how marriage isn’t always perfect, but that you need to ride it out too.

It may not be as funny as some other readings, but we really think it is a beautiful piece to have at your wedding.

He’s Not Perfect – Bob Marley

No-one is perfect, which means that this reading is a perfect way to showcase your love for each other at your wedding ceremony.

We love how it takes a look at just because someone isn’t perfect, but that doesn’t mean that they are not the perfect match for you and that you won’t be able to have a long and happy life together.

Hopefully these awesome readings have helped you to find the ideal reading for your ceremony.

It is important to find one that you both like and that you feel matches you perfectly as a couple!

Not something that is always easy to do of course, but, whatever you do, try not to choose something completely unrelatable – I once saw someone give a reading that had been taken from a bodybuilding blog of all places!

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

No Comments

Post A Comment