(Closed) Bridal party for ceremony readings

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@BulldogBride:  Tricky one… personally, I think readers should be people who have inspired and helped you along your faith journey, whether they are in the bridal party or not…

However, Fiance disagrees and says that readings are about giving people a role… and I can see that as well. I also can’t argue too much, because I want a non-religious friend to do a bidding prayer, because the prayer is for the people she works with in her job.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve definitely seen people use people in the bridal party as lectors.  There really isn’t a rule.  I suppose a wise bit of advise is to make sure you ask someone who feels comfortable up there, speaks clearly and perhaps has some familiarity with the role.  If you know anyone who is trained as a lector, you may want to consider that person over others.  But granted, I don’t believe that is as important.  Its not like you’re asking the person to be an altar server.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I dont think there’s a rule, although some churches or priests might make one. But it’s hard enough to find readers as it is… so many people are terrified of public speaking!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My Fiance and I aren’t having a full mass either.  Both our readers happen to be in our bridal party, we didn’t mean it to be it just happened that way.  One of the readers will be my brother and the other is my FI’s cousin.  They are both super close to us so it just made sense to ask them.  

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