Modern, cute and quirky wedding blessings

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ wedding blessings?

Lyrics pack a punch when offered in the spoken word. Here are some modern, cute and quirky alternative wedding blessings – from songs! – to add some humour and light-heartedness to your ceremony 🙂 

“We go together”, from the movie, Grease

We go together from Grease
We go together,
Like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong

… The lyrics to this classic song from Grease are addictive, alliterative and fun, but you may want to edit the length to save your guests from all the boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy shoobee doowop shebops… For example…

We go together,
Like rama lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong
Remembered forever
As shoobop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang shoobop
That’s the way it should be,
Wha ooohhhh, yeah

We’re one of a kind
Like dip da dip da dip doowop da doobee doo
Our names are signed
Chang chang changitty chang shoobop
We’ll always be like one, wa wa wa one

When we go out at night and stars are shinin’ bright
Up in the skies above
Or at the royal dance where you can find romance
Maybe it might be love

Written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, you can view the lyrics in action on this little YouTube clip by Broadway808Queen.

Right Now, Right Here, by Prita Grealy

I’m a long-time fan of Prita, so it was a dream-come-true when she co-wrote a song with me, based on one of my original wedding blessings (Right Now, Right Here)… Click on her image to listen to the song!

original wedding blessing song lyrics

My love for you grows
Every time I see your face
Shining in the light
Through the ups and downs
Promise to be by your side
Be your friend, the one you can rely on

Right now and right here,
You are everything that I hold dear
My dear

From the day I met you
Saw the sparkle in your eye
Knew that you were someone
I wanted to spend time
Like the way you laugh
Like the way you say my name
Wanna hear it 50,000 times again

Roses at our feet as we walk down this path
Together as one, you’ve got my heart
My love, my mirror,
The apple of my eye,
Here we go, reaching for the sky.

Right now and right here,
You are everything that I hold dear
My dear.

All of Me, by John Legend

Who wouldn’t love a partner who loves your curves, edges and perfect imperfections?! Oh be still my beating heart!

wedding blessings based on song lyrics

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you.

How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you.

I CHOOSE YOU, BY SARA BAREILLES

ZOMG I had tears streaming down my face watching these marriage proposals to the backing of Sara Bareilles’ “I Choose You“. I’m warning you, get your tissues ready! Here is the crux of her song, about choosing your partner for life.

My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you

We are not perfect
We’ll learn from our mistakes
And as long as it takes
I will prove my love to you

AT LAST, BY ETTA JAMES

This happened. This really happened. When the bride arrived an hour late, this is the song the musician launched into…. Talk about a tension breaker! LOL

At last
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song

The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you

I found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known

Oh yeah yeah
You smiled, you smiled
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
for you are mine…

At Last

A THOUSAND YEARS, BY CHRISTINA PERRY

The chorus of this achingly beautiful song is enough to set me off… Watching the official film clip does it too, with wedding scenes from Breaking Dawn (of the Twilight Saga) just making me itch to do another ceremony RIGHT NOW!

Wedding blessing idea "A thousand years"

I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Got more suggestions? I’d love to hear them!

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