(Kim here) Since I am already married, I am past that. What I wish I had read at my wedding was a passage from Erma Bombeck.
She had wit and wisdom and our wedding was goofy and it would have fit in nicely. I love this quote from her:
“Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” -Erma Bombeck
(Peg here) Erma Bombeck would have been a close call for our wedding, let me tell you. Geoff suggested Shakespeare at the time, something including “She should have died hereatfer.” 20 years later, I have still not forgiven him for that. So, the next time I get married, I will choose the poetry. Perhaps something like Max Ehrman’s “Desiderata”, which hangs on my office wall. Nothing mushy, just solid advice for life.
(Angela here) Interesting…I’ll have to check with my parents but I think “Desiderata” was read at their wedding. As for me, I love the passage from Gift from the Sea that was read at my wedding. If Paul & I were to walk down the aisle again today, I’d add the poem “How Do I Love Thee?”
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