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Savvy August 2019

Wedding Readers

Amber, on June 24, 2019 at 4:14 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 1 13
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Just a question I haven't seen anyone do this at their wedding but I'm curious to what it is.. Do you pick what you want them to read? What is the point of having a reader at the ceremony?

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Latest activity by Emily, on July 9, 2019 at 12:44 PM
  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Are you talking about like reading scripture?

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    You would typically pick what you want them to read.
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  • Amber
    Savvy August 2019
    Amber ·
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    Yes, I just wasnt sure if it was scripture they read or how it was implemented... Not very many people do that anymore but I wanted to just trying to make sure I understood what it was correctly.
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  • Macy
    Expert September 2019
    Macy ·
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    We did. Fhs father is our officiant and he ordered a special book that had all the different types in it. We ready through and picked saying from each one lol
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Yes I had our pastor read a specific verse
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  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
    Summerbride77 ·
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    I’ve seen readings at everyone wedding I’ve been too. The bride and groom typically choose the readings and who reads them, it can be a nice way to honor someone not in the wedding party and/or to highlight a specific aspect of your relationship. For non-religious weddings it also adds a bit of length to the ceremony.

    For ours, my mom is reading a Shakespeare sonnet. Our friend-officiant will give a little speech, and our formal officiant will do a second reading.

    honestly without the readings our ceremony would maybe 15 minutes. We went to one wedding where the ceremony was that short and it just felt a little weird to us. We want something with a bit more too it Smiley smile
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    I am having scripture read during our cord tying ceremony.

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  • Crystal
    Dedicated June 2020
    Crystal ·
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    I read a poem at my sister's wedding. We will probably have 1 or 2 readings because we are doing our own vows privately and traditional vows at the ceremony. We arent having a religious ceremony, so the readings give it a little added sense of occasion to make up for some we took out.
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  • Cara
    Expert July 2019
    Cara ·
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    We chose our readings. We’re having a Catholic ceremony so there are two readings that needed picked and we also picked people to read them. I would ask your officiant how they typically do ceremonies and they’ll be able to tell you if you should pick readings and readers or not.
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  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    We chose our reader and our reading. My minister send me different options to chose from or I could find one on my own. I picked one I found online. I only had one reading and is a nice way to involve your guest. You don’t have to do it.
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  • Allison
    Savvy August 2019
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    Can you have readers if you don't have a religious ceremony?

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  • D
    May 2019
    Deborah ·
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    I read a poem from Fred Rogers at my daughter's wedding. She knew I was doing a reading, but what I selected was a surprise and they loved it.


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  • Emily
    Dedicated August 2019
    Emily ·
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    Yes, you would select what they read. Also, if you are having a church reading, check with your church on their approved/recommended readings.

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