(Closed) Who did you ask to do your readings?

posted 10 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Worker bee

We chose one of my fiance’s good friends who didn’t quite make the groomsman cut. The other one for us is still a toss up, but I am thinking of asking one of my cousins, as a way to get family involved, since I didn’t ask any of them to be my bridesmaids.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I chose my brother.  🙂  He was thrilled we asked him.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

My grandfather

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My aunt who I wanted to be a bridesmaid but felt weird because she is a lot older than me and my fiancee’s best friend that is a girl because it would have been hard to have her in the bridal party.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re probably going to have my fiance’s sisters do ours (they’re not in the wedding party, so we wanted to acknowledge them in some other way). I did a reading at one of my best friends’ weddings — she decided to have a very small wedding party with her sister and fiance’s sister only, so she had other important friends and family members do readings for her.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We are having a good friend of mine who would have made the Bridesmaid or Best Man cut if my Fiance would have added one more to his side 😉 and FI’s sister (not in the bridal party).

We thought about having both of our mothers do the prayers of the people (i’ve seen it done with 2 before) but we figured that a wedding ceremony was a time for peace and celebration, and having our mothers do that together wouldn’t be peaceful or fun 😉 haha

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are having my best friend (and MOH)’s mom, because she is a dear friend and is also pretty active in the church.  I’m also asking my friend mainly because she didn’t make the Bridesmaid or Best Man cut  but also because she used to be a news reporter so I figured it would be right up her alley!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am a godmother to my niece so she did our readings.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I’ve read at two of my cousin’s wedding. I’m having my two closest female cousins as bridesmaids. Since most of my other cousin’s are male and wouldn’t want to do the readings, Fiance and I are asking our godmothers/aunts to read.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We haven’t decided yet. But I might respectfully borrow Mrs. Tiramisu’s idea and have both moms do the readings! I love the idea because I want to find a way to really incorporate my mom into the ceremony. She’s such an integral part of my life.  

Post # 13
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Newbee

I plan on asking my godmother to do one of the readings.  I’d like to ask someone on his side as well, but not too many of them are Catholic.  My church is a bit big, and intimidating to those not used to big ol’ Catholic masses! 

I also thought about my Future Sister-In-Law, who is Catholic, a Catholic school teacher to boot, but I’m not sure if it is appropriate or even "fair" to ask that of a member of the wedding party. 

As beautiful as our mom’s doing them would be, I doubt either could come close to making it through the readings. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am going to ask our close Catholic cousins that live out of state. These are the ones that I wanted to incorporate into the wedding, without boggin them down with getting dresses/tuxes and fititngs etc.

We also have a lot of little ones. So I will have the flower girl/ring bear "runner ups" bring up the gifts for communion.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My brother, and my fiance’s sister will hopefully read at our wedding.  (I haven’t asked yet, our wedding isn’t till nov/09)

I’m gonna have my brother’s family bring up the gifts, as my nephews will be too young to be ring bearers, and there are no little girls to be flower girls.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re trying to decide still…we’re thinking maybe my grandfather (but I don’t want to ask one without asking the other one!), or my godfather, or his cousin, or his friend/confirmation sponsor.

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