(Closed) What to have readers read off of at ceremony?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly, at all the weddings I’ve been to (which is a lot), I’ve only ever seen note cards or printed reading on a sheet of paper used.  You could get crafty and make an elegant clip board or something, I suppose, but this sounds like you’re just making extra work for yourself.  I won’t say that people don’t notice, because obviously I remember seeing readers use sheets of paper as a guide, only that it’s such a normal occurence that it isn’t going to seem weird or sloppy.  I would just say make sure the paper is in good condition, and not all mangled from being in someone’s pocket all morning. Perhaps printing it out on finer stationery would be a nice balance between making it more elegant without totally overthinking things.

Post # 4
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m printing the readings out in a large easy to read font on file cards.  Maybe not super elegant, but it’s innocuous and efficient.

Post # 5
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What about putting the reading material on notecards inside a pretty vintage book or notebook?

Or a piece of bark?

Post # 6
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

 I personally think paper is fine but you could also use a pretty notecard that fits in with your decor or invitations. I definitely think this goes under “what no one notices but the bride” 🙂

Post # 8
3258 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

An ornate kindle case (either with a notebook in it, or a kindle with PDF’s of the readings on it) or a lectern.

Post # 9
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ivoryowl:  I printed the readings in two columns (landscape orientation) on letter-size cardstock.  Then I added a cover made of decorative paper in our wedding colors, folded the pages booklet-style, and stapled them together.  Voila!

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