To Poem or not to Poem, that is the Question!

What should the ideal wedding reading offer; amusement, deeper meaning, a moments reflection?

By Inga Bray on May 28, 2014

Finding a reading for your wedding can be a difficult task. The opportunity to be entertaining can sometimes be overshadowed by tradition and the need to be “serious”, but a light-hearted poem is often a great way to capture the emotions on the day, in both laughter and tears.

Pam Ayres’ Yes, I’ll Marry You is often popular choice, for either the ceremony itself, or as an amusing reading at the reception.  See what you think:

Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear, and here’s the reason why; So I can push you out of bed when the baby starts to cry, And if we hear a knocking and it’s creepy and it’s late, I hand you the torch you see, and you investigate.

Yes I’ll marry you, my dear, you may not apprehend it, But when the tumble-drier goes it’s you that has to mend it, You have to face the neighbour should our Labrador attack him, And if a drunkard fondles me it’s you that has to whack him.

Yes, I’ll marry you, You’re virile and you’re lean, My house is like a pigsty you can help to keep it clean. That sexy little dinner which you served by candlelight, As I do chipolatas, you can cook it every night!

It’s you who has to work the drill and put up curtain track, And when I’ve got PMT it’s you who gets the flak, I do see great advantages, But none of them for you, and so before you see the light, I do, I do, I do!