Post # 1
Initially, I didn’t think about readings at all. Since then, I have found lots of nice examples of readings that have been used for weddings. But sadly.. the few people I consider friends, are also in my bridal party. I think that would be a little weird if they were also doing readings.. So I don’t know who I could have to do these readings. Has anyone had the preacher read the readings?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
We only did one reading and our pastor read it as part of the sermon. I don’t think it was weird at all!
Post # 4
We didn’t have any readings, so they’re not a must.
However, there is no reason a member of the bridal party couldn’t also do a reading. I’ve been to many weddings where a bridesmaid or groomsman did a reading.
Post # 5
It would not be weird at all if people in the bridal party did wedding readings. It would actually be less awkward, as they are already up there by the microphone.
If you need an example, watch Wedding Crashers – the sisters that are in the bridal party did readings 😉
Post # 6
We did two readings. One DHs grandma read and the second one my Maid/Matron of Honor read. She just handed her flowers over to the next girl and steped right up. It wasn’t weird at all and it flowed pretty well. Even though grandma was so nervous she skipped a whole line ;D
Post # 7
We’re not doing any readings. I find them to be the most boring part of a wedding… especially if it’s anything from Corinthians. Love is patient! Love is kind! Love is really repetitive!
I have heard that reading at 3 weddings now, and it’s not even about romantic love. Hurrah for context…
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
We found two readings we like and are just having our officiant read them. Of course, our officiant is a friend and she’s never done this before, so we’re trying to make it as easy on her as possible, and that means not making her write a whole extended speech.
Post # 9
I’ll also add that our officiant is my fiances’ father, so it would still be special for him to do readings.. I have just pondered over this because there are maybe 1 or 2 readings I would like to have, so I just figured we would have him read those.. I don’t want people sitting there just listening to readings & getting bored, Lol.