Today is Random Acts of Poetry Day, and everybody knows that poems and romance go hand in hand. Whilst you may not have Shakespearean-style balcony scenes with elaborate sonnets in mind for your big day, there are some beautiful ways to incorporate poetry into your wedding. Here are a few ideas:

1. Write your own vows

Nowadays, many couples prefer to write their own vows, rather than sticking with the traditional lines that everyone is familiar with. If you’d like to make use of verse, try penning a beautiful poem to serve as your wedding vows, or use an existing love poem, such as ‘How do I love thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

2. Groom’s speech

The groom’s speech is the perfect opportunity to include some personal poetry. Leave the comedy to the best man and keep the speech memorable and tender. It could include a poem to the new bride to tell her how much joy she brings to his life, or a poem to the parents or new in-laws. If planned well and delivered sincerely, there won’t be a dry eye in the room.

3. Wedding favours

If you intend to present your guests with wedding favours to thank them for attending your wedding, you might like to personalise them with a few short rhyming verses.

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