Children’s Wedding Readings – Sweet Nostalgia for Your Wedding Day


There are many poems, verses and novels out there that speak of everlasting love and romance – and while many couples about to get hitched prefer to include a few verses from the Bible as part of a reading session on their big day, others love the idea of expressing their love in more unique ways. And these days, some couples even opt to have readings from children’s books on their big day, by giving the chance to the important kids in their lives to read powerful messages in front of their loved ones. Perhaps you and your partner have children or step children and you want to make them feel special on the most important day of your life, or maybe your little brother or his little sister love reciting and would love to do a Winnie the Pooh wedding reading - if so, give the little ones a chance! With these lovely selections, they can be sure to captivate the entire audience, regardless of age.

Children’s Wedding Readings – Sweet Nostalgia for Your Wedding Day

‘Some Things Go Together’ by Charlotte Zolotow

This sweet little book is simple and loved by all - with its catchy rhymes and flowing text, it's a favorite among preschoolers, while its messages are powerful and deep enough to charm all:

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.

‘Sheep and Goat’ by Marleen Westera

A sweet story about the true meaning of happiness and how joy comes from small things – a perfect reading for your big day that will captivate the audience, regardless if they’re 3 or 89 years-old.

"What are you doing?" asks Goat. "I'm looking for happiness," answers Sheep. "Don't waste your time, Sheep. Happiness will find you." "Help me look!" shouts Sheep. "No, I'm much too comfortable here," says Goat. "Then I'll look by myself. But if I find happiness, I'm going to keep it," says Sheep. 

"Well, did you find happiness?" asks Goat. "I thought I had. But I was wrong. I'm sorry." "That's all right, Sheep," says Goat. "Would you like a mouthful of hay? It's a little dry today." "It doesn't matter," says Sheep. She takes a big bite. It is dry, and a little dusty. But it tastes like happiness.

'Us Two' by A.A. Milne

This Winnie the Pooh wedding reading is as lovely and as nostalgic as it gets. A story about friendship and closeness, about enjoying life together and its simple things that create lifelong bonds. Give it a go and be sure you will melt some hearts along the way:

Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,

There's always Pooh and Me.

Whatever I do, he wants to do,

"Where are you going today?" says Pooh:

"Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too.

Let's go together," says Pooh, says he.

"Let's go together," says Pooh.

So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,

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.

'Your Personal Penguin' by Sandra Boynton

This book is enjoyed by children and adults alike as its message knows no age limit. If the story of the ‘personal penguin’ speaks to you and your partner and reminds you of the bond you two have, then give it a go and use it as a special reading during your wedding:

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.

‘Winnie the Pooh’ by A.A Milne

Another lovely Winnie the Pooh wedding reading that is on the shorter side, but speaks of a love greater than all. If you are a fan of the series, make sure to include it in your special day, as a sweet moment that will bring your guests together:

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

‘I Like You’ by Sandol Stoddard

This book may be written for preschoolers, but the messages are so powerful and universal, that they apply to us all. Here’s a sweet passage that speaks of the many reasons you may like your soulmate:

I like you because

If you find two four-leaf clovers

You give me one

If I find four

I give you two

If we only find three

We keep on looking.

… I like you because if I am mad at you

Then you are mad at me too

It's awful when the other person isn't

They are so nice and hoo-hoo you could

just about punch them in the nose.

… I would go on choosing you

And you would

go on choosing me

Over and over again.

‘Like Likes Like’ by Chris Raschka

Here is a more abstract poem about a lonely cat that admires the couples around and starts a journey wishing to find the same connection. Make sure you show off the illustrations as well while reading in order to offer your guests a multi-dimensional experience.

Unlike the rest. Unlucky, alone.

Ah. Oh. Rows and rows

of roses.

He sees


…a breeze, trees

high, wide skies,


In luck.

Looks like

like likes like.

Oh. How lucky.

Not alone now,

two together,

in rows and rows

of roses.

Whether you opt for a Winnie the Pooh wedding reading performed by one of the most important children in your life, or for an excerpt from Personal Penguin or from another sweet book dedicated to the little ones, you can be sure that your wedding will get that intimate, sweet and nostalgic vibe that most brides and grooms alike are hoping to achieve.