Alternative Wedding Readings for Flipside Brides

by | Aug 8, 2018

Flipside Brides guide to alternative wedding readings.

Does the idea of a ‘normal’ wedding fill you with dread? Everyone’s perception of the ‘N’ word is different, so why shouldn’t everyone’s wedding be different too? There are so many simple ways to inject a bit of your own personality into your big day. You may be going for it big time, and having a full on ‘Red Wedding’, marching down the aisle to ‘The Rains of Castermere’. Or you may be going for something quieter and less bloody! One way to add a bit of fun is to steer clear of the traditional readings and have something more meaningful for you.

What the chuff are readings anyway?

Attend enough weddings and the same words will pop up again and again. They tend to be Inspirational readings about love and marriage, sometimes focusing on God or religion. But as more and more couples opt for non-religious ceremonies, it’s important for them to feel their wedding is a reflection of them, not some 17th century hetro couple.

Read on for Alternative Wedding Readings for Flipside Brides. 

Nightmare Before Christmas

My dearest friend, if you don’t mind I’d like to join you by your side Where we can gaze into the stars And sit together, now and forever For it is plain as anyone can see We’re simply meant to be

 Corpse Bride

With this hand, I will lift your sorrows
Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine
With this candle, I will light your way into darkness
With this ring, I ask you to be mine

Hotel Transylvania

Two lonely bats crashed in the night…

They felt a Zing, love at first sight.

They knew right then, they would be husband and wife.

For a Zing only happens once in your life.


The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till i find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… we’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… and when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…

The Bridge Across Forever, Richard Bach

“A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.”

I wanna Be Yours – John Cooper Clarke

I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
breathing in your dust
I wanna be your Ford Cortina
I will never rust
If you like your coffee hot
let me be your coffee pot
You call the shots
I wanna be yours

I wanna be your raincoat
for those frequent rainy days
I wanna be your dreamboat
when you want to sail away
Let me be your teddy bear
take me with you anywhere
I don’t care
I wanna be yours

I wanna be your electric meter
I will not run out
I wanna be the electric heater
you’ll get cold without
I wanna be your setting lotion
hold your hair in deep devotion
Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean
that’s how deep is my devotion

Flipside Bride

Creator/maker of quirky bouquets, buttonholes and more for non-traditional couples around the world.

Cake eater, glitter pusher, rum lover.

I love working with couples who want something different, geeky or fun, and 100% them. It's about being you!

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Cake eater, glitter pusher, rum lover.

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