How to Choose Your Readings

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You know you want at least one reading at your wedding, but not sure what to pick?  Here are a few tips:

  1. Pick something that is reflective of how you both feel about your wedding, relationship, or future.  The theme or meaning of the reading should be congruent with your personal philosophies.
  2. Don’t choose a reading that is something out of sync with who you are.  Don’t pick the pretentious poem because you think it will impress the audience.  Pick something you love, and that your friends and family will instantly associate with you.
  3. Remember that less is often more.  Ceremonies don’t need to be lengthy.  Only pick readings that you love.  Unless you want readings to dominate the ceremony (and if you both are literature majors, maybe that is something you should consider), limit it to one or two.

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Sarah Sarah has been editing the blog at mywedding for four years. She enjoys watching classic movies, spending money on eyeliner that she never wears, and convincing brides to write thank you notes.

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