(Closed) Who are you having as your readers?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

We asked FI’s uncle and my great-uncle (we have a close relationship). We called both as they are several hours away. Godparents would be a good option too if they aren’t involved in any other part of the wedding.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had my husband’s 2 sisters who were not bridesmaids do the readings, and a cousin I am very close to did the prayers of the faithful.  My cousin is younger (only in middle school), so I asked her mom first to make sure it was okay with her (they would have to travel to the wedding, so I didn’t want to put her in a tough spot if they weren’t able to go).  Then I just asked her on the phone.  I don’t really think you need to do anything special when asking someone to do a reading.  I think my husband also just asked his sisters on the phone (maybe he even texted them, haha).  It was nice to be able to include people who might have felt left out when we decided to have a very small wedding party (only one of my SILs was a bridesmaid out of the 3, and my sister and my bff). 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My uncle will be doing one reading and FI’s stepbrother will be doing the other. All of his full brothers (3) are groomsmen and we really wanted his stepbrother to be involved too.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I had my youngest brother do the first reading, my other younger brother do the prayers of the faithful and then we had my SIL’s husband do the second reading. I just straight up asked my brothers while we were all sitting out by my parents pool one day nothing formal but they were happy to do it. For my SIL’s husband, we had asked him over dinner at christmas while they were in town. He was the most excited – they had just gotten married 6 months before us so i think it made him feel really special to be picked – My husband has a huge family – 13 brothers and sisters – while all the brothers were in the wedding party ( none of the girls ) we thought it would be nice to include him too, since besides me he was the newest memeber of the family.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We asked one of our former housemates and his aunt/Godmother.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church / Rosebank Winery

We are likely doing godmothers… I still have yet to tackle the ask idea.. but wanted it to be kinda special.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our fathers each did a reading. They are both regular lectors. for the prayers of the faithful we had my Uncle and a very close family friend of his who is like an Aunt. Our godparents brought up the gifts, well my godfather, godmother and his godmother. His godfather who is DH’s Uncle was the priest who married us. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Future Father-In-Law is a trained lector and will be reading the first reading.  My aunt will be reading the second reading.  She’s not a trained lector, but she’ll do a great job.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I asked my brother and sister-in-law.  I wanted them involved and they are both poor grad students, so I wanted to give them something important to do without a cost associated with it.  I asked them in person. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My sister will be doing the reading for us

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’ve asked the guy’s sister and a dear friend of ours. Unfortunately we’re not really creative about the whole “how to ask” thing – we just asked them during random conversations Smile

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

One of our readers is a girl who I used to babysit when she was 5 and I was 12.  Seventeen years later, we have stayed in touch and she’s morphed into a younger sister to me.  She is going to be one reader.  I basically called her and told her that we would be honored for her to be a part of the wedding and would she like to do a scripture reading.  She was too excited to say yes.

Our other reader is the fiance of the best man.  FI has known the couple for years.  I’m sort of marrying into their bromance next month and she’ll be marrying into it next year.  I asked Fiance what he thought about having her to do the reading as we’re all going to be lifelong friends from this point forward.  Again Fiance called her (he knew her better) and asked if she would like to be involved.  I think she was genuintely shocked but was very excited that we asked.

I love them both.  So happy they’re going to be a part of our day!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My sorority “family” are going to be the readers for our wedding. It was a nice way to incorporate them without having a gazillion bridesmaids. If I weren’t asking them, I would probably ask some cousins who I didn’t get to use as bridesmaids. I actually sent them a facebook message to ask if they would do it… I’m kinda bad, I guess! 😡

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We determined, of the people closest to us, who we thought would be comfortable speaking in front of a large crowd.  We asked FI’s Aunt and will probably consider adding one more person but not sure who 🙂

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