(Closed) Readers?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are having both of our fathers do readings.  Our moms will be giving speeches/toasts at the reception, and we felt that this would be a good way to include our fathers (plus they are both involved in their churches and often do readings there).   One will likely be from the Bible, and the other not.  Our wedding is in November, and I haven’t even begun to pick out the actual readings.  I will be interested to see what other bees have chosen!  

Post # 5
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom and my father-in-law read at my wedding. My mom read some bible verse and Father-In-Law read a short poem thing. Both of the readings were picked from options that our officiant gave us. Try googling “wedding readings” and see if you find something you like!

Post # 6
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

Hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it will be close cousins – want them to feel like they are part of the day despite not being in the Bridal Party

Post # 7
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One of my friends from college is doing a reading. She will be reading this:

From The Irrational Season
By Madeleine L’Engle

But ultimately there comes a moment when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take. It is indeed a fearful gamble. Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created, so that, together we become a new creature.

To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take.If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation. It takes a lifetime to learn another person. When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling, and which implies such risk that it is often rejected.


-I love it because until I met my Fiance I was positive that I never wanted to get married and I didn’t want to give up my “freedom” so the words really hit close to home. 

Post # 8
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m hoping to have three readings. I’d like my aunt to read from 1 Corinthians, my Future Sister-In-Law to read from The Amber Spyglass, and one of our friends to read from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. We may add or change between now and April, though.

Post # 9
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

This is the excerpt from The Amber Spyglass:

I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again… I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…

And this is the one from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin:

Love is a temporary madness; 
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. 
And when it subsides you have to make a decision. 
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. 
Because this is what love is. 

Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, 
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. 
That is just being in love, which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. 
Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

Post # 10
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We were hoping to get 3 readers, – 1 of my friends, 1 of FH’s friends and 1 mutual friend. So far though, only the mutual friend we asked has confirmed that she will do it.

The friend I was going to ask might not even be coming now and neither might my other choice and FH is finding it hard to get one of his friends to do it as they all think it’s a feminine thing to do. Lol.

So maybe it will just be the one friend doing a reading. I am kind of glad it’s the mutual friend who has agreed to do it as it will be meaningful to both of us.

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