Post # 1
Has anyone ever heard of a wedding ceremony where the bride and groom switch their vows and read them out loud as if they’re reading a letter from the other person? Does that make any sense or is the planning making me all crazy?
Post # 3
I haven’t heard of this, and I’m kind of feeling like that would confuse your guests. That being said, I just went to a wedding about 3 weeks ago where the couple had their officiant read (actually he paraphrased) their vows. It was the “craziest” rendition of vow readings that I had seen, so sure, if that’s what you want, I’m sure you could make it work!
Post # 4
@pengoala: Well I was thinking that the officiant could explain beforehand. The officiant reading the vows sounds nice too.
Post # 5
What is the advantage of switching vows? Personally, I think it’s more heartfelt if you read your own words.
Post # 6
We each wrote our own vows and gave them to the officiant beforehand. He read the vows to us line by line so no one could hear, and we repeated them into the mic. We had never heard of this before, but it worked very well because we could hold each other’s hands and look into each other’s eyes during the vows, rather than holding a piece of paper, trying to read them ourselves.
ETA: But, no, I have never heard of switching vows 🙂
Post # 7
As a guest I’d be confused, even with the announcement. Why wouldn’t he just read you his letter to you and vice versa?
Post # 8
@Wonderstruck: I hate reading my writing, it makes me nervous and really self-conscious. But it’ll probably be fine.
Post # 9
I think it’s pretty confusing, and a bit bizarre, honestly