Beautiful, well-chosen readings add a lovely personal touch to your ceremony. Need some inspiration? Then check out When Love Speaks (Vintage Classics, £7.99), edited by Adam O'Riordan, which is a collection of love poems and prose by literary big-hitters including WB Yeats, PG Wodehouse, Carol Ann Duffy, Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton.

The passages are arranged in six chapters, according to the parts of the ceremony where they'd be most fitting. In 'The Welcome' chapter, you'll find passages from The Proposal by Chekhov and Shakespeare's As You Like It, while 'The Vows' chapter includes William Morris's Love is Enough and Sir Philip Sidney's The Bargain.