(Closed) How Many Ceremony Readings are you having?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We gave our officiant our order of ceremony services. We also had two readings. 1 is religious (from the Bible) and the other is a poem.  Hope this helps!! Here is what we did for our ceremony…

Prelude
Processional
Welcome
Wedding Message
First Reading: 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13
Prayer
Marriage Vows by Bride and Groom
Second Reading: Marriage Means Being In Love For The Rest of Your Life by Chris Ardis
Blessing and Exchange of Rings
Declaration of Marriage
Blessing of the Marriage
Jumping of the Broom by Bride and Groom
Recessional
 
 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Idk what happened! Sorry it came out that way! LOL

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am picking 2 readings. One from the Bible and another. I have a couple I like and will go over them with FI.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

I don’t know how your minister will do things. Everyone has their own way of setting it up for couples. But when I meet with a couple I do not expect them to have anything ready. However, I always welcome any and all insight that the couple can give me for their ceremony. Most of the time I show them examples of all the ceremony parts and the outline structure of the ceremony.

I have also had couples that arrived with full ceremonies pre-written. It was wonderful, because it was what they wanted. It is all about the couple being happy on their wedding day.

Most couples I work with have two or three readings in their ceremony.

Best wishes for finding your special words.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are having 3 readings total.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This may be too late for you, but in case others are interested…we also chose 2. I wanted one from the bible and one that was more abut relationships in general. We also added a ring warming ceremony and the unity sand ceremony. I’m pretty sure we came in under 30 minutes for our ceremony, and it was beautiful. For music, we had the processional. a piece sang during the ring warming ceremony, a little improvised music during the sand ceremony, and then the recessional.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had two readings from the bible. We had three chosen and the minister determined the final two. This was the layout of our ceremony:

Prelude

Entrance

Greeting

Purpose

Declaration of Intent

Prayer

Readings

Music

Address

Prayer

Vows

Rings

Kiss

Declaration

Blessing

Singing of Documents

Signs of Affirmation

Prayers

Dismissal

It was about 20 minutes. Our minister had given us some example ceremonies and a book at our initial meeting and then I put it together from there to personalize it and gave her what we wanted.

Just saw you posted this a while ago, hope the meeting went well.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are having 2 readings 1 poem and 1 from the bible (you would never really guess it tho).

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