Post # 1
I am struggling finding wedding readings that really speak to me. I don’t really want to do readings for the sake of just doing readings. Have any of you skipped the readings? Or are you doing something alternatively?
Post # 2
My cousin in law is a teacher. She had friends read a children’s book called I really Like You…or something like that. I thought it was nice. My husband thought it was the dumbest thing ever. Go figure.
Post # 3
Of course you can skip them. We did. Our ceremony was 6 minutes flat and everyone loved it.
Post # 4
Letshaveakiki: Absolutely you can skip them. When I was looking into readings I had a hard time finding something. When I talked about it with my husband (then FI), he said that he thought the only reasons to have a reading are:
1) You have a favorite reading that you absolutely want included in the day.
2) You have a person that you really want to include as part of the day and they aren’t a bridesmaid/groomsman/etc….
So we did not have a reading and no one missed it. We did do a winebox/love letter ceremony that people liked and seemed to fit us better.
Post # 5
Taeyers: I have a feeling our ceremonies will be similar lol
Our reverand ( we found him online) gave us a nice packet of stuff to pick and choose from so we are just doing that. I am aiming for 20 min ceremony lol mainly to appease my mom who states that we can’t have a short ceremony
Letshaveakiki: we are skipping the unity candle stuff and any bible verses/prayers as we arent very religious
Its your ceremony make it your own. You are getting married- not putting on a show
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah why not?? We didn’t have any readings, any unity stuff, any blessings, etc. Just the officiant talking about what marriage means to us, then our vows, then the ring exchange, then the pronouncement, then the smooch!
If you do want a reading, there are a ton of good online resources. Here’s one: http://apracticalwedding.com/tag/wedding-readings/
Post # 7
We are having our friend marry us and have decided to do our own vows and have him just talk about us. No formal readings. We wanted it to be personal.