(Closed) How long is too long for a ceremony reading?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Can you take out a few of the verses that aren’t your favorite?  That might help make it shorter.  I am hoping to read “Oh the Places you will Go” by Dr. Suess and its pretty long.

Post # 5
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t really think it is the time it takes to read it that matters as much, but that a lot of it is repetitive. You might lose guests attention (to be honest, I didn’t even read the whole thing).

So i would vote to take out some of the sections that aren’t your favorites. Hopefully you will have a good dynamic reader to keep the attention of the guests.

But… if it would mean a lot to you and your fiance to hear the whole thing at your wedding, then go for it.

Post # 6
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Why not try and PM Mrs. Candy Corn to see how long it took at her wedding? I think that she read the whole thing.

Or, my suggestion to break it up would be to have mutliple people read it in chunks, kinda like you did at school. That way, it would provide interest to the guests to hear different voices. I think it would be even sweeter to have people in the audience read it aloud from their chairs, but I don’t know how big your ceremony is, or if everyone would hear it well enough.

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