Post # 1
I’m thinking about asking my Maid/Matron of Honor to do a reading in my Catholic/Jewish ceremony. I originally asked a good friend to do the reading. I would have loved for her to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man but there wasn’t room. She didn’t want to do the reading b/c of a fear of public speaking and now I’m not sure who to ask.
The wedding is only 2 weeks away so I thought it would be a good idea to ask a bridal party member to do the reading since they are already planning on attending the rehearsal.
Is it overkill for my Maid/Matron of Honor to do a reading at the ceremony and a speech at the reception?
Post # 3
it might be a bit much, but just ask her. Maybe your Mom or your Future Mother-In-Law or Future Father-In-Law would like to do a reading. What about siblings? That might be a good way to give them something special to do since your Maid/Matron of Honor will already be doing a speech at the reception.
Post # 4
Hmm I am biased since my Maid/Matron of Honor is my MC so she is speaking alot…
Post # 5
I think if your Maid/Matron of Honor has no problem with it, it shouldn’t be a problem. 🙂
Post # 6
I think as long as she’s comfortable with all the attention it’s totally fine — she’s obviously very important in your life if she’s your Maid/Matron of Honor, so it makes sense to me that she’d be featured as a speaker at both the ceremony and the reception!
Post # 7
I don’t want to choose a sibling b/c I think it would be unfair to the other siblings. I don’t think either mother would be comfortable doing it.
I’m going to ask my Maid/Matron of Honor and tell her that if she doesn’t want to it’s completly fine 🙂
Post # 8
I would ask another family member if I were you. A close aunt, uncle or grandparent. But asking your Maid/Matron of Honor would be fine! It’s not too much, especially ebcause she’ll be reading rather than memorizing for the ceremony, right?
Post # 9
I think that is a good choice. I’ve been thinking of this myself. I don’t thik it would be overkill, but I could be biased too. 🙂