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Readings at Your Wedding Ceremony


Readings at Your Wedding Ceremony
Tim Manger
Civil Marriage Celebrant

...You may choose text from a song, poem, film or book, but it's what you say that is most important...

Readings are a fantastic way to involve both family members and guests in your ceremony. At some point during the planning of your ceremony, you may need to consider who will performing a reading, when they will perform it, and exactly what they will read.

Whilst there is a huge range of works and written texts available, consideration on where to source material, including any copyright issues related to the printing of texts on the order of service


See Also
Poems
Prose
Religious Readings


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Do you have samples of readings I can download?

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Yes, you can download a range of popular readings by selecting 'Relevant Section'

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Do guests have to read at my ceremony?

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No, readings are optional

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Why are some wedding ceremonies longer than others?

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Ceremony length may vary due to the addition of readings, rituals, and vows

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How long is a standard Ceremony?

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My standard ceremony is about 20 - 25 minutes in duration, depending on whether you are including readings, rituals or some other tradition or ritual

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What type of Readings can I use?

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There is no strict tradition when selecting readings, however they are typically extracts of poems, prose, novels, song lyrics and movies

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Why are readings performed at a wedding ceremony?

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Readings are a way to invite others to partake in your ceremony. They are also a great way for others to express their feelings about the bride and groom, using a variety of texts

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Can my guests perform religous readings at my ceremony?

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Yes, you may select religous texts and scriptures if you feel this would help define your day

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Can we choose religious texts, readings and scriptures for our ceremony?

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Yes

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Can you recommend readings for my ceremony?

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Yes, I have a range of popular texts on my site from which you can choose

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Could we have a marine style wedding theme at the Melbourne Aquarium?

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Yes, you could take some ides from movies such as 'Little Mermaid, 'Finding Nemo' and 'Sharks Tale' and prepare vows, rituals and readings that all have an underlying marine theme. The bridal party could also dress in marine colours, whilst the entire exchange of vows could be set against the aquarium's Fish Bowl

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Can anyone do a Reading at my Ceremony?

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Yes. You may select family or friends to perform a reading at your ceremony, and they can ready (basically) anything

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Should my parents come to the rehearsal?

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it is important for them to be there (only) if they are involved in the ceremony, Traditionally the father of the bride has a role (walking the bride down the aisle), and sometimes the mother of the bride. The parents of the groom often have no role, unless they are partaking in a reading or ritual

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