(Closed) Reader with a Schedule Issue: Cross My Fingers or Find A Replacement?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you replace the Reader who is flying in 2 hours before the wedding?
    Yes--- flight times are just a suggestion and there's no telling what time she will really land : (2 votes)
    29 %
    No-- The majority of flights are on time, and she's the closest friend to you as a couple : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Maybe- I'd add a second reading just in case. Get ready to try to sweet-talk the Mr into it : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I think it’s okay to ask someone to be a backup, considering the circumstances. (Esp. since it’s Delta- “doesn’t ever leave the airport”)  

    Our reader is a very special family friend (my unofficial godmother), who’s had some health issues this year. So I’m going to ask one of my girlfriends if she’d be willing to step up, in case our reader can’t make it- I’d rather not have a scramble the day of, and I know my girlfriend wouldn’t be offended.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Another idea- let’s say her flights delayed. What about skipping the reading at the ceremony, and having her do it at the reception?

    Unhappy place at work can throw everything out of whack- hope it gets better for you soon!

    Post # 7
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Would you be bothered if there was no reading at the wedding?  

    If the answer is ‘no’ – then, I would keep things as is and hope for the best.  If she shows up – great – if not – oh well!

    If you really do want the reading to be done, I’d get someone else to do it.

    I realize you really want this person to have a role – but they have a very real possibility of missing the whole things (says the bitter girl who got stuck at the gate for over an hour because of a technical issue with the plane).  You just NEVER know!  FWIW, I’m kind of with you in being surprised they are cutting it so close – especially with the circumstances with the boat factor!

    ETA:  I just re-read your original post and it sounds like there isn’t a reading picked out – did I read that right?  If you don’t have anything in particular you want, I’d nix the reading all together (if your friend doesn’t show up on time) and have one less element to worry about. 🙂

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