(Closed) What does it mean to do readings?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Future Sister-In-Law is reading either 1 or 2 poems.  Fiance and I picked them out, and we chose Future Sister-In-Law because we wanted to find some way to include her without making her a bridesmaid.  (We asked my brothers to usher for the same reason.)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it would be odd.  Depending on what they choose, it could actually be very sweet.  But I would want to know what they chose ahead of time.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

This is the only “odd” sort of reading: 

Some people have bible verses chosen for readings, others pick out something that means something to them. Still more choose song lyrics to read, if they find them applicable to the ceremony. Your ceremony is a blank slate. You don’t even have to have readings if you don’t want them.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BetterSherm:  we’re having reading because I’m getting married in the Catholic Church. There are two readings (one old testament and one new testament) and then the priest reads a reading from one of the gospels. You can always look into poems or even monolougues from movies talking about love. You can even look into exerpts from older classical books. Mainly I would look into readings that say what marraige means and the responsibilities of it and what it means to love someone. 

PS I found this link that may help it has lots of secular readings! and just because it isn’t a religious ceremony doesn’t mean you can’t find a verse from the bible that means a lot to you!

http://www.todays-weddings.com/planning/readings.html 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are having 1 scruptire reading from Corinthians because it is what is on our unity candle. You do not have to do a reading, but if you do you can do just about anything. Because we are getting married in a Christian setting, we will have a scrupture, but you can do a poem.

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