22nd April 2015

Top 5: Invitation poetry

Wedding poetry

You’ve chosen your invitation design and discussed every last detail, but before it’s fully complete it’s time to pay attention to the all-important wording. At RickyDicky, although we provide sample text templates to all of our clients, we always encourage them to add a bit of their own personality into the text. Whether it’s a fun tagline, an emotional verse or a message in first person – there is plenty of scope for couples and families to get creative.

It’s not uncommon for couples to opt for a nice piece of poetry to add to their card, which represents their journey, or relates to them in some way or another. So, we’ve picked five of our favourite pieces of text to hopefully give you that bit of romantic inspiration you’re after.


1. Nicholas Gordon, Marriage is the Union of

Marriage is the union of

A greater sum than two in love.

Relatives are made by vows,

Relating endless fields and plows.

In bringing families together,

A million lives are changed forever.

Go then in joy, yourselves to please:

Each love shapes many destinies.


2. George Elliot, Adam Bede

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?


3.  William Shakespeare, untitled soliloquy

In God’s love, faithful and true

Seasons change to start anew

Coloring memories along life’s trail

May faith, hope and patience prevail

Exchanging vows we pledge with care

Precious moments we wish to share.


Now join your hands, and with
 your hands your hearts.


 4. Friedrich Halm

Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.


5. Anonymous

Your presence is requested at

A moment of transcendence.

The mystery of two as one

Requires your attendance.

You will witness something more

Than ordinary life:

The transformation of two souls

Into a man and wife.


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