(Closed) Readings during the Ceremony

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Post # 3
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1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can’t remember the exact readings, but we used the Creation story from Genesis, “God is Love” from 1 John 4, and “The Greatest Commandment” from Matthew. 

Catholics choose from a set of readings that are about relationships/love/marriage. Maybe looking at this will help:http://foryourmarriage.org/catholic-marriage/planning-a-catholic-wedding/readings/

(The links to the different readings are on the left)

Post # 4
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1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had a Christian ceremony as well but the reading we used wasn’t necessarily religious. here is what we used! 

Union by Robert Fulghum: “You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “ You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife.”

 

I also have a full script for what we used. I took a bunch of printed out ceremonies our pastor had used in previous weddings and pulled my favorite things from them! If you would like me to e-mail it to you, Message me!

Post # 5
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I love Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are using Phillipians 4:4-9 or John 15:9-12 — we also like the Set Me As a Seal section of Song of Solomon chapter 8. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

thanks! my Fiance and I have been trying to decide what we want to use!

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