Most wedding invitation poems that are used by couples come from biblical passages, Shakespeare, or from a favorite verse of poetry or literature.
Many couples feel that these wedding poems are as personal and as important as the wedding vows. These poems can help to add special meaning to your invitations and memorable moments to your wedding ceremony.
For whither thou goest, I will go;
And where thou lodgest, I will lodge;
Thy people shall be my people,
And thy God my god:
Where thou diest, will I die,
And there will I be buried:
The Lord do so to me, and more also,
If ought but death; part thee and me.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
Does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
Does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
I Corinthians 13:13
With this Ring I thee wed, with my body I worship, and with all my worldly goods, I thee endow.
Book of Common Prayer
But here' the joy; my friend and I are one...
Then she loves but me alone!
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep: the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
Romeo and Juliet
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments; love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh, no, it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never write, nor no man ever loved.
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate: ...
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I Love thee freely, as men strive for right
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,-I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears of all my life!-and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
How Do I Love Thee ~ By Elizabeth Barrett Browning
So sweet the hour, so calm the time,
I feel it more than half a crime,
When Nature sleeps and stars are mute,
To mar the silence even with lute.
At rest on ocean's brilliant dyes
An image of Elysium lies:
Seven Pleiades entranced in Heaven,
Form in the deep another seven:
Endymion nodding from above
Sees in the sea a second love.
Within the valleys dim and brown,
And on the spectral mountain's crown,
The wearied light is dying down,
And earth, and stars, and sea, and sky
Are redolent of sleep, as I
Am redolent of thee and thine
Enthralling love, my Adeline.
But list, O list, - so soft and low
Thy lover's voice tonight shall flow,
That, scarce awake, thy soul shall deem
My words the music of a dream.
Thus, while no single sound too rude
Upon thy slumber shall intrude,
Our thoughts, our souls - O God above!
In every deed shall mingle, love.
Serenade ~ By Edgar Allen Poe
I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to respect you as your own person and to realize that your interests, desires and needs are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time and my attention and to bring joy, strength, and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and bad, with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how.
Completely and forever.
I Promise ~ by Dorothy R. Colgane
There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave,
There are souls that are pure and true;
Then give to the world the best you have,
And the best shall come back to you.
Give love, and love to your heart will flow,
A strength in your utmost need;
Have faith, and a score of hearts will show
Their faith in your word and deed.
For life is the mirror of king and slave,
'Tis just what you are and do;
Then give to the world the best you have,
And the best will come back to you.
By Madeline S. Bridges
Irish Wedding Vow
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
FROM AN OLD IRISH POEM
My love is no short year's sentence.
It is grief lodged under the skin,
Strength pushed beyond its bounds;
The four quarters of the world,
The highest point of heaven.
It is a heart breaking or
Battle with a ghost,
Outrunning the sky or
Courting an echo.
So is my love, my passion
and my devotion
To him (her) to whom I give them.
Druidic Vow For Unity
We swear by peace and love to stand
Heart to heart and hand in hand.
Mark, O Spirit, and hear us now,
Confirming this our sacred vow.
O Morning Star! When you look down upon, give us peace and refreshing sleep. Great Spirit! Bless our children, friends, and visitors through a happy life. May our trails lie straight and level before us. Let us live to be old. We are all your children and ask these things with a good heart.
Hymn of the Great Plains Indians to the Sun
Now we will feel no rain, for each of us will be a shelter to the other. Now we will feel no cold, for each of us will be warmth to the other. Now there is no loneliness for us. Now we are two bodies, but only one life. We go now to our dwelling place, to enter into the days of our togetherness. May our days be good and long upon the earth.
Based on an Apache Wedding Vow
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Desiderata ~By Max Ehrmann
A wedding is a very personal event and the wedding invitation poem you choose should reflect your personal feelings.
invitation poems are an opportunity to express thoughts that you may not
be able to say in your own words. You can use all or part of a poem.
These are just a few examples of some wedding invitation poems. There are many more wedding invitation poems that you may prefer. With a little research, you can find the exact wedding invitation poem to help make your wedding special and unique.