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  5 Cute Wedding Readings for Children


If you’re having children present at your wedding, there are ways to include them in your ceremony such as scattering flower petals down the aisle or being the ring bearer.  But there’s also nothing much cuter than one of them reciting a short poem or reading during your ceremony.

A few tips to bear in mind: 5 cute wedding readings for children

  • Speak to the child’s parents to make sure they’re happy for them to do a reading and if they think the child will want to do it.
  • Talk to the child, probably with a parent, to see what they think about. Explain what they will need to do.  Never persuade them to do it.  If they’re not comfortable then there’s no point forcing the issue as they will probably just freeze on the day.
  • Make sure the reading is suitable for their age and reading level. Short readings are definitely better for children.
  • Have a family member or friend who they know and trust on standby to stand with them during their reading for moral support.
  • Make sure they get chance to practice the reading a lot so they’re feeling confident.


Here are my favourite wedding readings for children.  (It’s worth noting these are non religious readings which are therefore suitable for civil ceremonies.)

I like you a lot.
You’re funny and kind.
So let me explain
What I have in mind.
I want to be your personal penguin.
I want to walk right by your side.
I want to be your personal penguin.
I want to travel with you far and wide.

An excerpt from Your Personal Penguin by Sandra Boynton


Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, Winnie the Pooh book
There’s always Pooh and Me.
“What would I do?” I said to Pooh,
“If it wasn’t for you,” and Pooh said: “True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together, says Pooh, says he. “That’s how it is,” says Pooh.

A.A. Milne


Pairs of things that go together.
Pigeons with park
Stars with dark
Sand with sea
and you with me.
… Hats with heads
Pillows with beds
Sky with blue
and me with you.

Some Things Go Together by Charlotte Zolotow


“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

Dr Seuss


If I never knew you,
If I never felt this love,
I would have no inkling of,
How precious life can be,

And if I never knew you,
I would never have a clue,
How at last I’d find in you,
The missing part of me.

Extract from Pocahontas

I hope you find the perfect wedding reading for the children joining your big day!  Children at weddings can get easily bored – let’s face it it’s a long day.  So you can see my tips here for keeping them entertained.  And there’s lots more planning advice on my blog.


Louise Wearmouth, Founder of Your Fabulous Wedding