This file includes weddings, album and page ideas, honeymoon, wedding ABC list.
Also see Here Comes the Bride, Photo Ideas, Anniversaries, Marriage, Courtship, and Love.


Page Toppers


What's in a Name

(Nova Trimble Ashley)

Billy loves Betsy!
Betsy loves Billy!

Grade school:
Willie hates Bessie!
Bessie hates Willie!

High School:
Bill likes Liz--
Liz likes Bill.

Bill loves Betty!
Betty loves Bill!

I, William, take thee,
Elizabeth . . .

A Wedding Prayer

Today is the beginning.
In the years that lie ahead
May you always share the love you have
This day as you are wed.

I pray you'll each be one on whom
The other can depend,
And may you share not only love,
But be each other's friend.

Some hopes may not be realized,
Some dreams may not come true,
But many of them will, I know,
To bless the two of you.

Within the home that you will have,
I pray you'll always find
Contentment, joy, security,
Good health and peace of mind.

from the Book of Common Prayer

Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy. Amen

I Cross My Heart

(George Strait, music and words by Steve Doroff and Eric Kaz)

Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start.
I see it in your eyes, you can feel it from my heart.
From here on after let's stay the way we are right now,
And share all the love and laughter
That a lifetime will allow.

I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true.
In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine.

You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete,
And as long as there's a breath in me, I'll make yours just as sweet.
As we look into the future, it's as far as we can see,
So let's make each tomorrow be the best that it can be.

I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true.
In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine.

And if along the way we find a day it starts to storm,
You've got the promise of my love to keep you warm.
In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine,
A love as true as mine.

For my Dad with all my Love...

Your little girl is all grown up
and has found a love so true,
but a special place in my heart
will always belong to you.

Real Life Wedding Vows...

Do you Chris, promise to always agree with Suzanne, in rightness or in wrongness, forsaking all logic, thus saving a fortune in marriage counseling and legal fees, for as long as you both shall live?

Wedding Prayer

We have shared your life and love
And now we send you on
Knowing that the love you've promised here
Will keep you strong.

Share with us if ever
There is something we can do.
Know that you are loved,
And love will always be our prayer for you!

I Thee Wed

I cannot turn my back just now,
I sense your need of me.
I am here.
I married you
Not only for the good that I can take
But for all that I can give.
I understand.
I accept.
I thee wed.

To the Bride and Groom

(Grace Mandry)

May friends and family be your anchor
May contentment always reign
May your love be everlasting
And your glass filled with champagne

Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no rain, for each
of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold, for each
of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness, for each
of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two persons,
But there is only one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness

And may your days be good
and long upon the earth.

Poem for Seed Packet Wedding Favors

These seed we give are a symbol of our love.
Planted like our vows grown with care and love.
Watch them grow as the years go by.
Nurtured with Gods watchful eyes and his unending love.

The Bride, The Bridegroom and the Bubbles

(© Grace Mandry, used with permission from the author)

Why do we blow bubbles to wish them well?
Their existence is brief--as is their farewell
Fragile, translucent, round rainbows that fly
A touch, and they're gone in the blink of an eye
Perhaps in their transience a lesson is learned
A lifetime of love must be nurtured and earned
Passion is fleeting, but compassion sustains
Beauty may vanish, but devotion remains.

The Groom and the Garter

(© Grace Mandry, used with permission from the author)

The elegant bridegroom, dignified and refined
With pride and delight weds his sweet valentine
As tradition precludes all pretense and surprise
The bride's lacy garter is his promised prize
With a flourish he flings it while the bachelors wait
When the garter is captured, then they all celebrate

Still Free to Flee (Groom-to-be's Last Birthday Single)

(© 2012 Grace Mandry, used with permission from the author)

Freedom was yours, and curtailed by nil
With your spirit unfurled and free
No duties or chores, or vows to fulfill
No worries or anxieties

Yet today, as you blow out the candles
Burning brightly on your birthday cake
The last birthday that you will be single
I wonder what wish you will make

Will you harbor doubts about the future?
Will concern mar the choice you have made?
Will love offer the ultimate answer
Or regret be the price you have paid?

Time will tell if life brings smiles and laughter
If you're pockets will be lined with gold
But your faith in love forever after
Pledges more bliss that your heart can hold

Hankie Baby Bonnet

(from a scrapbook border)

I made one for my granddaughter. I used a decorative handkerchief that had been my mother-in-law's. It had very fine crocheted lace around the edges. I folded the handkerchief almost in half (the lace formed two rows that framed the baby's face. The fold was plain and I ran a gathering stitch on the fold and pulled it tight, forming a circle, tied the thread in a knot. I then made ribbon rosette for either side of the front of the bonnet and had ribbon ties sewed under the rosettes. Hope these directions are clear enough. I have seen bonnets with more decorations which you could do also.

Here is the poem that goes with the Hankie Baby Bonnet:

I'm just a little hankie, as square as square can be,
but with a stitch or two, they make a bonnet out of me.
I'll be worn from the hospital, or on Christening Day,
Then, I'll be neatly pressed and carefully put away.
Then on the Wedding Day, as I've always been told,
Every well-dressed bride must have something old.
So what would be more fitting than to find little old me,
With a few stitches snipped, and a Wedding hankie I'll be!
And if perchance it is a boy, some day he'll surely wed,
So to his Bride he can present the hankie once worn on his head.


For a special baby
Loving thoughts and nimble hands
Created this little bonnet
Of fine lace and ribbon bands.

At first it was a handkerchief
But with some stitches small
A bonnet was made for downy head
To be admired by all.

Mother will carefully store it
Gently pack it away
After years she'll take it out
Before her daughter's wedding day.

She'll snip the tiny stitches
Place it in her daughter's hand
To carry, as a hanky, down the aisle
And receive her wedding band.

(For baby boy Handkerchief baby bonnet)

Mother's son will find good use
For the square, when he's a young man
He'll give it to his sweetheart
When he asks her for her hand.

Life is to Share

A silver tea set, shining bright,
Romantic in the candle light.
Appliances costly, copper and brass,
Clothes of linen, China and glass.
These are gifts, lovely and rare,
Showered on the bridal pair.

But I would give with all wedding bands,
The joy of laboring with loving hands.
The pleasure that comes with painting a chair,
And the love that grows with the chores we share.
If I had my way, I'd make it a law,
Each bride gets a paintbrush,
Each groom a saw!

Wedding Dreams

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.

Songs about proposals and weddings are at the bottom of the page.

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Wedding ABC's

(compiled by Denny Davis)

A - Announcement, Anticipation, Aisle, Attendants, Altar
B - Bride, Bridesmaids, Best Man, Bridal Bouquet, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Breaking the Glass
C - Church, Cake, Clergy, Couple, Candles, Caterers, Ceremony, Choir, Champagne, Commitment, Cutting the Cake
D - Decisions, Dress, DJ, Dance, Dream Come True, Doves, Deadlines, Dearly Beloved . . .
E - Engagement Ring, Engagement Party, Engagement Announcement, Entertainment, Eternity
F - Family and Friends, Flowers, Flower Girl, Fathers, First Dance
G - Groom, Groomsmen, Guests, Guest book, Gifts, Gown, Garter, breaking the Glass
H -Honeymoon, Hands, Here Comes the Bride, Heirloom, Hair, Handkerchief, Head Table
I - Invitation, I Do, I Will, I ___ Take Thee ___, Introducing . . ., I now pronounce you . . ., I Thee Wed . . .
J - Justice of the Peace, Joined in marriage, Jewelry, Jokes, Jumping the Broom
K - Keepsakes, Kiss, you may Kiss your bride, Knife for cutting the cake
L - Love, Leg (garter), Limousine, License
M - Marriage Certificate, Minister, Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, Mothers, music
N - Newlyweds, something New, Now and Forever, newspaper announcement
O - Opening Gifts, Our Song, Organist, something Old
P - Priest, Presents, Parents, Pastor, Planning, Prayer, Photographer, Program, Proposal
Q - Question (who, when where, how), Quotes (advice), Quill Pen
R - Rehearsal, Relatives, Reception, Rings, Ring Bearer, Receiving Line, Roses, Rabbi
S - Showers, Songs at Wedding, Seven Blessings, Stealing the Bride, Sixpence, Something Old . . ., Stationary
T - Toss (bouquet and garter), Together Forever, This Diamond Ring, Tuxedos, Toast, Tie, Temple, Two become One, Tara Brooch
U - Ushers, Us, Unity Candle
V - Vows, Veil, Vocalist
W - Wedding, Will You Marry Me, With This Ring . . ., Walk Down the Aisle, White Dress, Wine, Wedding Bells
X - Xtra Special Memories, Xtra Special Moments, Xtra Special Love
Y - Youth (childhood photos), Yes, Years of Happiness Ahead
Z - Zoom (close up photos)

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Album and Page Ideas

Sentiments Wedding Gift Album

On the first page I did a poem about Your journey begins today . . .
The 2nd page had their name with "est. May, 29, 1999" on it with doves and flowers and on the opposite side a border for a wedding picture.
The next two are labeled the honeymoon with suitcases and plane border.
Next is Our first Home pages with the house and yard stickers on the right side. (Still room to mount a cropped picture or journal)
Next page is Our first dinner guests with the knife fork and spoon overlapped with a bow on them
Then Things that keep us busy . . . one side for her one for him then I border one side with things he likes to do fish hunt fire engine since he is a fireman.
Money In and Money out is the next pages with money stickers for bills, house payments etc.
Summer border is next, then Thanksgiving Blessings, then Christmas and I titled it Starting our own traditions, then New Years Eve page, Winter after that, then our first Anniversary.

I will give them a box of splits and a black pen to go with it. If they like it they can get more stuff if not then they just have to stick the pictures in and they are done. I also had it embossed. (Marie C.)

Wedding Poem for Gift Album

(adapted by Donna in MB from a poem by Jean Gifford)

Weddings are enchanting
But with all you've got to do
This gift will make it easy
To keep a record true.

Choose your favorite photos
Then remove the plastic sheet,
Peel up the blue tabs then
Place your picture, neat!

Add some special stories,
Of moments precious to you,
Slide on the plastic once again,
That's all you need to do!

This album you will treasure,
As you collect with care
These memories sweet and special,
of a day beyond compare.

(Alternate second verse for album without photo splits on the pages)

Choose your favorite photos
Then remove the plastic sheet,
Apply some photo splits and then
Place your picture, neat!

Wedding Pages

Things to Include in a Wedding Album

How you make your wedding album will depend on the size and type of wedding you have and your personality. Some people make a large formal album just of their wedding. Others opt for a more informal album that incorporates photos from their courtship, honeymoon and first home. Still others have a formal wedding album and put informal photos from the wedding in their family albums.

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Honeymoon Page Idea

If you only have a few photos from your honeymoon or dating years but still want to do something special in your album:
Cut some of the photos into heart shapes and also cut paper into heart shapes to journal on. Add poems and quotes to fill in space. If you want to be really sentimental you could cut a photo of each of you into the shape of half of a heart and put them together on the page with an appropriate quote.

Songs about Honeymoons

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Songs about Proposals

Songs about Weddings

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