10 modern wedding readings from pop songs

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Taylor Swift's new album Midnights dropped in the wee hours of the morning and we are READAYYYY! It's no surprise that her heart-tugging lyrics have been showing up in modern wedding readings since her curly-haired country days. But actually though, we've noticed a ton of modern wedding readings from pop songs making the wedding circuit (not just Tay Sway).

From Harry Styles to Maggie Rogers (and of course the Queen of Love Songs, Miss Taylor Swift herself), here are a few of our favorite pop songs you can use in a modern wedding reading:

Lover” by Tayor Swift

All's well that ends well to end up with you

Swear to be overdramatic and true to my lover

The Furthest Thing” by Maren Morris

Distance makes the heart grow stranger
When the stars go out of view
Something in the universe pulls me back to you.

Starry Eyes” by The Weeknd

Let me love you, let me love you like you need
And I’ll make it, make it my responsibility
I’ll be there every step of the way
I’ll get you back on your feet.

Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran

‘Cause all I know is we said, “Hello”
And your eyes look like comin' home
All I know is a simple name
And everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You'll be mine and I'll be yours
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles

I know when we started
Just two hearts in one home
It gets harder when we argue
We're both stubborn
I know, but oh

Sweet creature, sweet creature
Wherever I go, you bring me home
Sweet creature, sweet creature
When I run out of road, you bring me home
You'll bring me home

Bliss” by Amber Mark

You teach me things I never knew
A crush don’t have to leave a bruise
My soul is shining, changed my life with perfect timing.

That's Where I Am” by Maggie Rogers

No, I’ll never find another, no one else can do it better
When we’re together, it feels like heaven
You’re the only one I ever wanted
All I ever really wanted was you.

Tenerife Sea” by Ed Sheeran

You look so beautiful in this light
Your silhouette over me
The way it brings out the blue in your eyes
Is the Tenerife sea
And all of the voices surrounding us here
They just fade out when you take a breath
Just say the word and I will disappear
Into the wilderness
Should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it's enough for me
‘Cause all that you are is all that I'll ever need
I'm so in love

modern wedding readings from pop songs on offbeat wed alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
How Long Will I Love You print available here.

How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can

How long will I need you?
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan

How long will I be with you?
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash upon the sand

How long will I want you?
As long as you want me to
And longer by far

And finally, the mother of all modern wedding readings from pop songs, a true Taylor classic:

Mine” by Taylor Swift

Do you remember all the city lights on the water?
You saw me start to believe, for the first time
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing, that's ever been mine

Need more examples of modern wedding readings? We’ve got tons in our archive of wedding readings from books, songs, poems, and more! 

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