(Closed) Childrens’ Story During Ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t do it. It’s not about the kids in your life, it’s about you and your Fiance. It’s not sunday school, it’s a wedding!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Could you maybe do it at the reception, instead? The ceremony is really supposed to be about you and your Fiance and your covenant to one another. It might seem out of place if the minister suddenly breaks away to tell the kids a story.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh, I think that’s sweet!  Were you planning on reading a Bible story or from a piece of secular literature?  I’m thinking specifically of the passage from the Velveteen Rabbit where the rocking horse tells the rabbit what it’s like to be loved.  Something like that would be relevant to a wedding and still appropriate for the children attending.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think that you can incorporate whatever you want into your cermony… it’s YOUR wedding =)

I would just be sure to pick a story that isn’t too long.. maybe just a passage.. and I’d make it relevant to marriage/love.

I think that if it’s placed at the right time in the ceremony it should go over just fine 😉

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church / Rosebank Winery

I think it’s cute & could make a great reading – even for grown ups.  

 

@FutureMrsBondo – I seriously LOVE “I like you,” but since we are getting married in a Catholic Church, can’t use it (out loud)… that’s why we are putting it in the program!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love the idea.

We’re having kids at our ceremony too! I’ve been bombarded with people saying thigns like “don’t you know they’ll be noisy” or “what if someone cries” “They’ll never sit still”

…Yes, I am aware of what chidlren do. I look forward to the comedic relief of a 3 year old sharing their views of things during the ceremony!

I had a reading in mind that I wanted that is from a kids book. This might be a great way to encorporate it in. Hummm?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think that’s a very cute idea!  I’ve seen weddings where they do blessings for the children there so I don’t think a story would be very out of place.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sweetcream: & @amnystik: I could not agree more! I absolutely adore that little book. We’re going back and forth between having our bridesmaids read parts live or taping friends and family reading it (like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXLCZuNsyAM) and playing on some sort of screen during the ceremony. Ms.Sweet Cream, I love that you’re putting it in your program! Way to find a way to encorporate something special even when the rules don’t allow it to be read aloud. 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@FutureMrsBondo: have you (or anyone else) figured out how long this is to read? It seems VERY long to be including in the ceremony itself -we’ve considered shortening it, but I just love it all so much and I can’t decide which part.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@kermie: I found a youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJD4CoUMGNM) of someone reading it straight through (not at a wedding, just reading the book) and it runs 4 minutes 19 seconds. If we use it, we won’t use all of it. We were thinking maybe 5 or 6 passages. I agree the whole thing could potentially be a tiny bit long for a ceremony.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

IMO it has nothing to do with a wedding ceremony whatsoever. I think your guests would be lost as to why they’re listening to a children’s story? Maybe I am not getting the total idea.

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