(Closed) Do I need a timber lectern for the ceremony?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Do I need a timber lectern for the ceremony?
    Yes - a timber lectern can make or break your wedding day : (0 votes)
    No - no one will notice it, not even you : (15 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I got one free on CL and we never even used it, totally not needed.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Don’t bother with it. The readers will do their reading and be done in a minute or two. A lectern will block your readers in photos and, if they’re inexperienced readers, it may further cut them off from connection with your guests as they speak. May I suggest that you give your readers a pretty binder with a fabric covering in your wedding colors (not just a plastic one) with all the readings inside? If you’re worried they’ll forget to bring it up with them, put a small table beside the mic or have someone in charge of “the reader binder” sitting in the front row. This way they have something attractive to hold onto and read without you having to make an excessive expense.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I printed each of the readings out on the paper we used for everything (nice thick linen metallic stock) and avoided a lectern all together, even for the officiant. I think the pictures came out fine.

    We actually avoided mics all together, the chapel had nice acoustics and everyone projected enough (it was a smaller chapel though, not a full sanctuary)

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee

    You don’t need one. Most weddings don’t have a lectern and no one misses or cares that it’s not there. Save your money for something else that is much more important to you and your guests.

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