Poems, Poetry & Quotes


A wedding is a very special occasion. As well as planning for a wonderful day you are hoping to have
memories that will last a lifetime.

To help you plan for the actual ceremony or reception speeches, you will find a selection of free
wedding day poems at Poem4Today.

Irish Wedding Blessing

May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
May the saddest day of your future
Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your hands be forever clasped in friendship
And your hearts joined forever in love.
Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.

bridal & wedding day poems & prayers




Blessing for Wedding Dinner

"Dear God: Thank you for the food we share this afternoon in celebration of this marriage.
We thank you for the love, guidance and support of all the important people in their lives,
their parents, family and friends. We offer our gratitude for this joyful and abundant day.
Please bless those that have worked hard to make this day a success for this couple. And,
please bless this meal that we are about to share – our Bride and Groom's first meal together
as a married couple."

Bride & Groom Kissing on their Wedding Day

Another Irish Wedding Blessing

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

Apache Wedding Blessing

Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you  will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
But there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place,
To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And may your days be
Good and long upon the earth.

Wedding Poem: These I Can Promise

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;
I cannot promise you an easy pathway
That leads away from change or growing old.
But I can promise all my heart's devotion;
A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;
A love that's ever true and ever growing;
A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

Apache Wedding Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries
And the breeze blow new strength into your being,
And all the days of your life may you walk
Gently through the world and know its beauty.

Wedding Prayer (1)

The Peace of God

The peace of God that passes all understanding
keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge
and love of God and of this Son Jesus Christ:
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be upon you and remain with you always.

The Lord bless you and keep you:
The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you,
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Wedding Prayer (2)

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us,
for the peace accorded us this day,
for the hope with which we expect the morrow,
for the health, the work, the food,
and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
for our friends in all parts of the earth.

Wedding Prayer for Marriage

Hand in hand, we come before you, O Lord.
Hand in hand, we are stepping out in faith.
We, who are gathered here, ask that you would take this couple into your hands.
Help them, O Lord, to keep firm in the commitments they have just made.
Guide them, O God, as they become a family, as they each change through the years.
May they be flexible as they are faithful.
And Lord, help us all to be your hands if there be need.
Strengthen, tenderly all of our commitments, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Marriage Prayer

God fill your marriage
with memories to treasure

Of faith and trust along the way
of love too deep to measure

And bring to you as man and wife
the happiness of knowing

That God who fills your cup of life
will keep it overflowing

Marriage Blessing

We thank you most Holy One for our
loving union which you have blessed.
Keep strong our trust in each other
and let nothing come between us to dim our love.

We ask you,
Spirit of Wisdom and Friendship...
walk with us through the years,
As we together unfold the story of our lives.

More Irish Wedding Toasts

Here's to health, peace and prosperity.
May the flower of love never be nipped by the frost of disappointment,
nor shadow of grief fall among your family and friends

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings,
slow to make enemies and quick to make friends.
And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

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