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#11 sunsetbride1

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    Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:06 PM

    Yael - The dinosaur story is super cute; but it too cute for us. I like the fact that its unique though.

    Katrina - Thank you so much! That is really beautiful; I like the story to it.

    #12 rach220

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      Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

      awww katrina...i love that! i'm not all that traditional either...that seems like the perfect medium!

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      #13 jamaica2009bride

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        Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

        I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lovely Love Story, unfortunately FH did not. We are using an exerpt from a book called "I Like You." It's very long, so I took out lots of parts. Here is the portion we are using (it's typed the way my friend will be reading it)


        I LIKE YOU

        I like you, and I know why.

        I like you because you are a good person to like.

        I like you because when I tell you something special, you know it’s special, and you remember it a long long time.

        You say, “Remember when you told me something special?” And both of us remember.

        When I think something is important, you think it’s important too.

        When I say something funny, you laugh.

        I think I’m funny and you think I’m funny too.

        I like you because everything that happens is nicer with you.

        I can’t remember when I didn’t like you - It must have been lonesome then.

        I like you because…because….I forget why I like you - But I do.

        So many reasons:
        On the Fourth of July I like you because It’s the Fourth of July.
        On the Fifth of July, I like you too.

        If you and I had some drums and some horns and some horses,
        If we had some hats and some flags and some fire-engines,
        We could be a HOLIDAY
        We could be a CELEBRATION
        We could be a WHOLE PARADE

        See what I mean? Even if it was the nine-hundred-and-ninety-ninth of July;
        Even if it was August;
        Even if it was way down at the bottom of November;
        Even if it was no place particular in January;
        I would go on choosing you and you would go on choosing me…Over and over again.
        That’s how it would happen every time.

        I don’t know why…I guess I don’t know why I like you really.
        Why do I like you?
        I guess I just like you.
        I guess I just like you because I like you.


        Here is an amazing reading repository (where I found I Like You) for "non-traditional" brides and badass couples (their words, not mine haha). There are some traditional/sappy but if you have the patience to go through them you are likely to find something. Hope this helps!

        Kvetch: Vows => Can we make a giant ceremony readings repository?

        #14 YaelM

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          Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:44 AM

          Ive come across this on a lot of sites. The reason I like it is the meaning behind it (legalizing gay marriage) However since we are technically having a symbolic ceremony in Mexico Im not sure if we can use it.

          From "Goodridge Vs. Department of Health" by Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall

          Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support; it brings stability to our society. For those who choose to marry, and for their children, marriage provides an abundance of legal, financial, and social benefits. In return it imposes weighty legal, financial, and social obligations....Without question, civil marriage enhances the "welfare of the community." It is a "social institution of the highest importance." ... Marriage also bestows enormous private and social advantages on those who choose to marry. Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family.... Because it fulfils yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life's momentous acts of self-definition.

          #15 Lindz

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            Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:38 AM

            Katrina I love it..that you for sharing!! I haven't thought much about what we are going to do, (I guess I should!) But I read your posting and it's perfect! Im going to share it with the FI and hope he loves it just as much! Thank you...from a non-traditional bride!

            #16 sunsetbride1

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              Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:29 PM

              CH2344.. My FI was the same. I thought the I LOVE LOVE was super cute; but FI was absolutely not into it. Thank you so much for sharing your "I LIKE"; I just sent it to FI.. hopefully he will like it too. =)

              Yael .. I think that is amazing. If you are doing a symbolic ceremony; you can do whatever you want as far as I know. We are writing our own symbolic ceremony in DR!

              #17 amdecker

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                Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:48 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by hmlwilliams
                How about something funny?

                This is very british humour:

                Yes, I'll Marry You, by Pam Ayres

                Just some of my favourite non-naff ones!!
                Hannah
                I love this! I'm all about the humor!

                #18 bamalama

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                  Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:40 AM

                  Thanks for posting this thread! We were looking for something non-traditional for our ceremony too! I like the funny poem! Where else would I find stuff like this??

                  #19 bamalama

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                    Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:07 AM

                    i found this one...

                    I wanna Be Yours...


                    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

                    or this:

                    No Mistake by martha simms

                    I know that you were made for me
                    And I was made for you
                    A wise old owl up in a tree
                    Told me this was true
                    I asked him only yesterday
                    If I should marry you
                    He answered – ‘I can safely say
                    You’re not a twit to woo.’

                    #20 bamalama

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                      Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:07 AM

                      i found this one...

                      I wanna Be Yours...


                      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

                      or this:

                      No Mistake by martha simms

                      I know that you were made for me
                      And I was made for you
                      A wise old owl up in a tree
                      Told me this was true
                      I asked him only yesterday
                      If I should marry you
                      He answered – ‘I can safely say
                      You’re not a twit to woo.’




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