I’ll Marry You
Ceremonies at our approved venues can be personalised with a verse or prose,
a selection can be found over the next few pages. This may be read by you or
one of your guests. Should you wish to choose a reading which is not found in
this booklet, please send in a copy for approval by the Superintendent Registrar
(within a month of the ceremony date) - note for legal reasons, no religious
material may be used.
Yes I’ll marry you, my dear,
And here’s the reason why;
So I can push you out of bed
When the baby starts to cry,
And if we hear a knocking
And it’s creepy and it’s late
I hand you the torch you see,
And you investigate
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Yes I’ll marry you, my dear
You may not apprehend it
But when the tumble drier goes
It’s you that has to mend it
You have to face the neighbour
Should our Labrador attack him
And if a drunkard fondles me
It’s you that has to whack him
It’s you who has to work the drill
And put up curtain track,
And when I’ve PMT it’s you
who gets the flak,
I do see great advantages
But none of them for you,
And so before you see the light
I do, I do, I do!
You can never give without loving, but
you can never love without giving. The
great acts of love are done by those
who are habitually performing small
acts of kindness.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Love is knowing that even when you
are alone, you will never be lonely
again. And great happiness of life is the
conviction that we are loved.
Yes, I’ll marry you
You’re virile and you’re lean,
My house is like a pigsty
You can help to keep it clean.
That sexy little dinner
Which you served by candlelight,
As I do chipolatas,
You can cook it every night
Loved for ourselves.
And even love in spite of ourselves.
May the sun bring you new energy by day
May the moon softly restore you by night
May the rain wash away your worries
And breeze blow new strength into your being
And all the days of your life may you walk
Gently through the world and know its beauty
I Wish for You One Thing,
and That is Love
I wish for you one thing, and that is love:
Love for life, and pure, unfettered joy
At being here upon this vivid earth.
May great pleasure come from giving pleasure,
And love that streams out from your burning heart
Light the darkened world and make it bloom.
I wish you to be loved both well and long
By all those whom you love; that these be many,
Among whom, not the least, might be yourself.
May you love the beautiful and good,
And always act with honesty and justice,
Being what you would that others be.
But most of all, I wish for you a love
Into which your love might plunge and drown,
An ocean in which you might live and breathe.
A Mothers Wish
I hope my child looks back on today
And sees a parent who had time to play.
There will be years for cleaning and cooking
But children grow up when you’re not looking.
So settle down, cobwebs; dust, go to sleep
I’m cuddling my baby, and babies don’t keep.