(Closed) Was asked to a reader at a wedding!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would just ask FI’s brother or your FSIL!

Post # 4
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

that’s great! too bad it sounds like this “special honor” was forced upon you. anyway… 😉


I don’t think you should try to match the bridesmaids unless you’re a bridesmaid. or unless the bride asks you too.

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@Midnight:  You’ll be great. One of the nice things about being a reader is that you don’t have to actually “give a speech” – so you don’t have to write anything, or speak extemporaneously. St. Paul already did the legwork for you. Wink

A reader can wear anything s/he wants that is wedding (i.e. church) appropriate. (I’m assuming it’s a church wedding, since it’s a Bible reading? Or even if it’s out of doors/at another venue, if they’re including Bible readings then “church-appropriate attire” is a good rule of thumb.) Choosing a color that coordinates with but doesn’t exactly match the wedding party is a great move! I would love for the readers at our wedding to wear green, but I don’t feel like it’s the couple’s prerogative to dictate wardrobe choices to guests outside the wedding party, Kim Kardashian notwithstanding. Your dress sounds like the ideal thing to wear.

Just practice the reading a few times ahead of the ceremony, take a deep breath, and you’ll do a fantastic job. Congratulations!

Post # 6
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sure you’ll be wonderful!  I was a reader in my friend’s wedding last summer, and also a bridesmaid, so I didn’t have to worry about what to wear.  Definitely ask the bride if she’d prefer you not to wear the blue.  But typically, readers just wear whatever they want; you can wear anything that’d be appropriate for a guest.

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