What to read at a wedding?

Val-Corbett-202x300I’m often asked by people who’ve been asked to read at wedding services if I can recommend a poem or recitation that isn’t uber-sweet and syrupy or hackneyed.

The wonderful, vivacious Lady Val Corbett, Director of the brilliant  ’Hoxton Apprentice‘ social enterprise, and networker extraordinaire, sent me this reading which was part of the service at  her daughter’s recent wedding…such beautiful words, truly moving and apposite.

I have been a long time fan of Robert Fulghum’s   get link “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” which I regularly display on the wall in my seminars and workshops, and had not realised his writing is so powerful, lyrical and wide ranging. There’s a link to his site in his name below, check out the delicious cytotec no prescription required ‘Winter Count’.

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‘You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of “yes”, to this moment of “yes”, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way.

coupleAll of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married”, and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those

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