21 Wedding Poems for Sisters and Sister in Laws

When it’s your sister’s wedding you may be giving a reading or speech. Depending on how close you are it will be a big day filled with lots of emotions.

But it can be hard to know what to say in a speech or reading. Finding the words that properly reflect just what your sister means to you is hard.

A touching wedding poem could be just the right thing though. Wedding poems can sum up how you’re feeling in a better way than you could ever hope to.

So use these wedding poems for sister’s to truly express your happiness and love for your duster as she embarks on married life.

Short Wedding Poems for Sister

A White Rose

The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips  

by John Boyle O’Reilly


True Love

True love is a sacred flame
That burns eternally
And none can dim its special glow
Or change its destiny
True love speaks in tender tones
And hears with gentle ear
True love gives with open heart
And true love conquers fear
True love makes no harsh demands
It neither rules nor binds
And true love holds with gentle hands
The heart that it entwines  

by Unknown


true love wedding poem for sister

We Are All A Little Weird

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird,
and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love

By Dr. Seuss


This Marriage

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as it welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.

By Rumi


To Be One With Each Other

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?

by George Eliot


Touched by An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

By Maya Angelou


touching wedding poem for sisters

Admonitions To A Special Person

Love? Be it man. Be it woman.
It must be a wave you want to glide in on,
give your body to it,
give your laugh to it,
give, when the gravelly sand takes you,
your tears to the land.
To love another is something like prayer and can’t be planned,
you just fall into its arms because your belief undoes your disbelief

By Anne Sexton


Oh the Places You’ll Go

You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact and remember that
Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!

By Dr. Seuss


Marriage is a Journey

Marriage is a journey of many joys and sorrows.
Now you will be sharing them with your new husband.
Both of you are wonderful people, and I know that you will be able to build a happy life together.
Many blessings for now and for the future. Congratulations, dear sister.

By Annonymous


To My Little Sister

To my little sister on her wedding day.
It is hard to know what to say.
You and I have shared many things together,
and I have seen you grow into a confident young woman.
You chose a good man to spend your life with,
and I am happy to have him as my brother-in-law.

By Annonymous


SEE MORE: Wedding Wishes for Sisters

Romantic Wedding Poems for Sister

On Love

Love is a mighty power,
a great and complete good.
Love alone lightens every burden, and makes rough places smooth.
It bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and renders
all bitterness sweet and acceptable.

Nothing is sweeter than love,
Nothing stronger,
Nothing higher,
Nothing wider,
Nothing more pleasant,
Nothing fuller or better in heaven or earth; for love is born of God.

Love flies, runs and leaps for joy.
It is free and unrestrained.
Love knows no limits, but ardently transcends all bounds.
Love feels no burden, takes no account of toil,
attempts things beyond its strength.

Love sees nothing as impossible,
for it feels able to achieve all things.
It is strange and effective,
while those who lack love faint and fail.

Love is not fickle and sentimental,
nor is it intent on vanities.
Like a living flame and a burning torch,
it surges upward and surely surmounts every obstacle.

by Thomas à Kempis


romantic wedding poem for sister

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh, no! It is an ever-fixed mark.
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool,
though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come;
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

by William Shakespeare


To Love Is Not to Possess

To love is not to possess,
To own or imprison,
Nor to lose one’s self in another.
Love is to join and separate,
To walk alone and together,
To find a laughing freedom
That lonely isolation does not permit.
It is finally to be able
To be who we really are
No longer clinging in childish dependency
Nor docilely living separate lives in silence,
It is to be perfectly one’s self
And perfectly joined in permanent commitment
To another–and to one’s inner self.
Love only endures when it moves like waves,
Receding and returning gently or passionately,
Or moving lovingly like the tide
In the moon’s own predictable harmony,
Because finally, despite a child’s scars
Or an adult’s deepest wounds,
They are openly free to be
Who they really are–and always secretly were,
In the very core of their being
Where true and lasting love can alone abide.

By James Kavanaugh



Fidelity and love are two different things, like a flower and a gem.
And love, like a flower, will fade, will change into something else
or it would not be flowery.

O flowers they fade because they are moving swiftly; a little torrent of life
leaps up to the summit of the stem, gleams, turns over round the bend
of the parabola of curved flight,
sinks, and is gone, like a cornet curving into the invisible.

O flowers they are all the time travelling
like cornets, and they come into our ken
for a day, for two days, and withdraw, slowly vanish again.

And we, we must take them on the wing, and let them go.
Embalmed flowers are not flowers, immortelles are not flowers;
flowers are just a motion, a swift motion, a coloured gesture;
that is their loveliness.
And that is love.

But a gem is different. It lasts so much longer than we do
so much much much longer
that it seems to last forever.
Yet we know it is flowing away
as flowers are, and we are, only slower.
The wonderful slow flowing of the sapphire!

All flows, and every flow is related to every other flow.
Flowers and sapphires and us, diversely streaming.
In the old days, when sapphires were breathed upon and brought forth
during the wild orgasms of chaos
time was much slower, when the rocks came forth.
It took aeons to make a sapphire, aeons for it to pass away.

And a flower it takes a summer.
And man and woman are like the earth, that brings forth flowers
in summer, and love, but underneath is rock.
Older than flowers, older than ferns, older than foraminiferae
older than plasm altogether is the soul of a man underneath.

And when, throughout all the wild orgasms of love
slowly a gem forms, in the ancient, once-more-molten rocks
of two human hearts, two ancient rocks, a man’s heart and a woman’s,

that is the crystal of peace, the slow hard jewel of trust,
the sapphire of fidelity.
The gem of mutual peace emerging from the wild chaos of love.

by D. H. Lawrence


Your Journey To Marriage

Today is the beginning of dreams meant to be
It’s the joining of two lives in holy matrimony.
Today you are bonded, as husband and wife
to cherish each other, on your journey in life.

The road may be rough, the journey’s not smooth
At times she will utter, “I’m not in the mood”.
And he’ll have his pride, when the last word is spoken
But let not your hearts, or your love be unbroken.

Your union was blessed by God up above,
Now it’s up to you both to treasure and love.
And everyone who know you, will offer advice,
some may be lengthy, others may be concise.

But soon you will discover, what it really boils down to,
The happiness you seek, comes right down to you.
There are times of course, that you’ll both disagree
For two hearts joined as one, can see life differently.

The devil is busy, and he won’t find his rest
and every now and then, he’ll put you through the test.
But keep your focus on God, and to each other be true
for your journey into marriage is entirely up to you.

Now you’ve secured a life bond, you’ve said your I do’s
as you stand side by side on your journey for two.
May your souls feel the thrill, may your hearts fill with cheer
and remember to love, and keep each other near.

Just cut out the middleman, the nay sayers and such
Be a pillar of strength, be each others crutch
Now let’s make a toast, to marriage and love,
and discover what happiness and dreams are made of.

By Avie D


traditional wedding poem for sister

The Privileged Lovers

The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
This dance of light,

This sacred blessing,
This divine love,
beckons us
to a world beyond
only lovers can see
with their eyes of fiery passion.

They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered.
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun.

They have left behind
the world of deceitful games.
They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.  

by Rumi


Funny Wedding Poems for Sister

Your Personal Penguin

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.

By Sandra Boynton



Weeks and weeks to prepare
Running here and there
Arranging the church
Your vows to rehearse
Hoping your day will be bliss
Preparing the guest list none amiss
Flowers, rings, the wedding cake
Present list for you to make
Wedding cars, ribbons to tie
Emotions running high
Finally the day is here
Time is drawing near
Meet your man, make your vow
Happiness at least for now
Two people joined together as one
Hanky panky when guests have gone.

By Mrs Dawn Moore


A Word to Husbands

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong admit it;
Whenever you’re right shut up.

By Ogden Nash


Marriage Is For Life, Not Just The Wedding Day

Girls, you have to work hard at being wed
It’s not just about what you do in bed!
You have to compromise in this life
From wife to husband and husband to wife
He isn’t perfect (they never are!)
He’ll cherish you less than he does his new car
He won’t do the dishes or pick up his smalls
He’ll belch and fart and scratch his balls
He won’t give you flowers or take you out
Still drinks with his mates, what’s that all about?
But don’t constantly shout, give him a break
Just go with the flow, you must give and take
Cause you’re no saint either, just remember that
You won’t change the wheel when the tyre is flat
‘I’ve just done my nails’, he’ll hear you sigh
Then you’ll render him speechless with a little cry
And girls when you argue, fight and scrap
Just remember why you married your lovely chap
Your knees still go weak when he cracks a smile
He’s your Mr Wonderful, wins hands down by a mile!
So remember to always have a laugh together
To face challenges head on whatever the weather
Talk and talk and talk some more
Make home your sanctuary, behind that front door
For forty long years I’ve now been wed
But I wouldn’t change a thing it has to be said
There’s been pain and heartache, dark moments and all
But we’ve come through it together and we’re still having a ball!”

By Denise Jones


He Never Leaves the Seat Up

He never leaves the seat up
Or wet towels upon the floor
The toothpaste has the lid on
And he always shuts the door!
She’s very clean and tidy
Though she may sometimes delude
Leave your things out at your peril
In a second they’ll have moved!
He’s a very active person
As are all his next of kin
Whereas she likes lazy days
He’ll still drag her to the gym!
He romances her and dines her
Home cooked dinners and the like
He even knows her favourite food
And spoils her day and night!
She’s thoughtful when he looks at her
A smile upon his face
Will he look that good in 50 years
When his dentures aren’t in place?!
He says he loves her figure
And her mental prowess too
But when gravity takes her over
Will she charm with her IQ?
She says she loves his kindness
And his patience is a must
And of course she thinks he’s handsome
Which in her eyes is a plus!
They’re both not wholly perfect
But who are we to judge
He can be pig headed
Whereas she won’t even budge!
All that said and done
They love the time they spent together
And I hope as I’m sure you do
That this fine day will last forever.
He’ll be more than just her husband
He’ll also be her friend
And she’ll be more than just his wife
She’s be his soul mate – till the end.

By Anonymous


Poems can make extremely powerful and moving tributes so are ideal for wedding readings or speeches.

Hopefully these wedding poems for sisters will have helped you to express how you feel about your sister on her big wedding day.

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