Readings provide an excellent opportunity for you to share your beliefs about your relationship, your love, and your marriage. They also give you a creative occasion to include other family members and or friends in the ceremony, by selecting them to share the reading during your wedding.
Adding ceremony elements that embrace the Bride’s and the Groom’s family heritage and culture also help to create a unique service that honors your family. Likewise, adding options, that celebrate the Bride’s and the Groom’s family faith and religious backgrounds, as different as they may be, can also fashion a service that is uniquely yours.
Many brides and grooms have had brothers, sisters, best friends, Godparents, aunts and uncles, and other participate in this part of the ceremony. Many times, we will work the reading into the center of the foundation, which allows Pastor to segue to and from the reading while emphasizing the significance of the reader and reading to your marriage.
When you select Our Forever Promise to help plan your wedding ceremony, we provide you with an abundance of reading options. Some are scripture, many are not. Some are short. Others are great to be delivered by a team, a husband and wife, an aunt and uncle, godparents or other family members.
One of our grooms met his bride in the bookstore, and started reading The Velveteen Rabbit to her. What a unique way of meeting the love of his life, so we used portions of the book for various readings in the ceremony. Another couple absolutely loved the movie “Up” and bits and pieces of the movie script made for excellent readings as well.
Examples of readings we’ve collected and shared with our couples:
- The Key to Love
- 1 Corinthians 13
- “On Friendship” by Roy Croft
- “What is Love?” by Susan Polis Schutz
- “From This Day Forward”
- Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
- Ruth 1:16-17
- “The Art of Marriage”
- “Touched by Angel” by Maya Angelo
- “On Love” by Thomas Kempis
- And many more…