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How to Pick a Reading During Your Wedding Ceremony

How to Pick a Reading During Your Wedding Ceremony

The readings should adhere to religious standards depending on the denomination that the couple belongs. It should also be entertaining and able to serve the marriage address. Choosing a wedding reading is a very personal affair that requires a sober mind to find the most appropriate reading to grace your wedding ceremony. Here are some tips that you need to borrow when choosing a reading that suites your marriage theme.

  • Decide whether your wedding is religious or secular. It is recommended that you discuss the nature of your marriage with your spouse, then consult your officiant and let him/her understand the kind of reading you expect at your wedding. If you decide to go for a secular ceremony, propose the reading you would prefer to use which may be song lyrics or a poem. If you opt for a religious wedding, you can choose a scripture or a verse from a sacred text as advised by the vicar.
  • Choose favorite readings. The best you can give to this occasion is to choose the most favorite reading regarding the wedding theme that will be captivating to avoid boredom and also sustain the love mood. The message should be simple and true to communicate effectively to your spouse sweetly and romantically. Considering the guests is also fair because a hilarious reading will keep them motivated and jovial mood will make the occasion a success.
  • Let it be read carefully. Ensure that the text to be read is bold and legible and confirm that the words are meaningful. The reader should be articulate and with a good speech ability to convey the message positively. One should avoid reading with unsavory language as this may result in some guests being uncomfortable.
  • Consider your readers and the guests. It is in the best interest to consider the readers and also the guests gracing your wedding ceremony. This helps you to make a decision when choosing the readers. If you select a child to speak, for instance, you should advise the child to read the passage from a children’s book. The reading should be focused on you and your spouse to be.
  • Determine the number of readings. The number of readings dictates the time that it will take. If you choose to have many readings, this may turn to be tedious and end up being boring as many may lose concentration and forget the main theme. The less the number of readings the better as the message is well received and interpreted. If you wish to have multiple readers for a single reading, let each of the reader to read a small portion, and this will make it more inclusive and interesting.