You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Wedding Readings: Friendship Edition

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We love adding a personal touch to a wedding! And wedding readings are a fabulous way to do just that. This sweet roundup includes lovely wedding readings about friendship. Take a peek at these poems, song lyrics and quotes about friendship!

Whether you and your partner were friends first, were introduced by mutual friends or you just know each other so well that you’re besties, there are plenty of ways to weave these wedding readings into your Big Day. You could incorporate some of the words into your vows, your speech, your signage or even a private note to your soon-to-be-spouse to give to them on the day!



By Elizabeth Jennings

Such love I cannot analyse;

It does not rest in lips or eyes,

Neither in kisses nor caress.

Partly, I know, it’s gentleness


And understanding in one word

Or in brief letters. It’s preserved

By trust and by respect and awe.

These are the words I’m feeling for.


Two people, yes, two lasting friends.

The giving comes, the taking ends.

There is no measure for such things.

For this all Nature slows and sings.


This Day I Married My Best Friend

By Anonymous

This day I married my best friend

The one I laugh with as we share life’s wonderous zest,

as we find new enjoyments and experience all that’s best.

The one I live for because the world seems brighter

as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter.

The one I love with every fibre of my soul.

We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.


Love And Friendship

By Emily Brontë

Love is like the wild rose-briar,

Friendship like the holly-tree—

The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms

But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,

Its summer blossoms scent the air;

Yet wait till winter comes again

And who will call the wild-briar fair?


Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now

And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,

That when December blights thy brow

He still may leave thy garland green.


A Quote from Friends

By Monica Geller (played by Courteney Cox)

For so long I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soulmate.

Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort.

And instead, I found everything that I’d ever been looking for my whole life.

And now here we are with our future before us,

And I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soulmate, my friend.


Marry Your Best Friend

By Anonymous

Marry your best friend.

I do not say that lightly.

Really, truly find the strongest,

Happiest friendship

In the person you fall in love with.

Someone who speaks highly of you.

Someone you can laugh with.

The kind of laughs that make

Your belly ache, and your nose snort.

The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs.

Wit is important.

Life is too short not to love someone

Who lets you be a fool with them.

Make sure they are somebody

Who lets you cry, too.

Despair will come.

Find someone that you want

To be there with you

Through those times.

Most importantly,

Marry the one that makes passion,

Love, and madness combine

And course through you.

A love that will never dilute –

Even when the waters get deep, and dark.


A Vow

By Wendy Cope

I cannot promise never to be angry;

I cannot promise always to be kind.

You know what you are taking on, my darling –

It’s only at the start that love is blind.

And yet I’m still the one you want to be with

And you’re the one for me – of that I’m sure.

You are my closest friend, my favourite person,

The lover and the home I’ve waited for.

I cannot promise that I will deserve you

From this day on. I hope to pass that test.

I love you and I want to make you happy.

I promise I will do my very best.


A Chinese Wedding Poem

By Anonymous

I want to be your friend

For ever and ever without break or decay.

When the hills are all flat

And the rivers are all dry,

When it lightens and thunders in winter,

When it rains and snows in summer,

When Heaven and Earth mingle

Not ’til then will I part from you.