Ceremony Readings

I would like to pick out the readings that I want read during the ceremony, does anyone have any good ones? Thanks!

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 4:28 am
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We don't have any favorites picked out yet, but I do have a few sites bookmarked for resources...maybe one of them will help you out!



 

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 4:36 am
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are you looking for poetry; literature; or more secular readings?

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 5:23 am
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I LOVE the blessing of the hands.  This was really touching for me:


?Blessing of the Hands", revised by Rev. Daniel L. Harris (back to top of page)
(best to be read just before the exchange of rings)


?These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and as in today, tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children, the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.?

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 5:28 am
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Here's the three we had, just ignore the first one - it's about Halloween


http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/jessiepilot/the-readings

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 5:31 am
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Posted on December 1, 2008 at 6:34 am
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AAWW Ash that is beautiful.


I'm also supposed to be figuring out what readings to pick, the priest gave us a book that breaks down the entire ceremony & it gives different suggestions. Havent fully read it all yet.

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 6:46 am
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We also did the Hands Blessing...my BFF read the part for the man to my DH and her hubby read the part for the woman to me.  It was awesome.


 


 

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 9:29 am
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Here's a bunch of Readings for Non-Denominational Weddings.


We wrote our own ceremony and you can see the draft HERE.  Our officiant tweaked it a bit (she's my BFF) but it is pretty much what we used.


For readings, we went with The Art of Marriage and the Prayer of St. Francis in addition to the Blessing of the Hands and Lei Exchange.

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 9:37 am
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i'm using Ashley's! :)  (pretty much whole ceremony!!) 

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 9:41 am
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we are also using the blessing of the hands. We'll be using the 3 following readings as well


Navajo Marriage Blessing:

Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the
journey ahead and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion and your days
together be good and long upon the earth.


1st Corinthians 13:4-13


Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 11:27 am
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and lastly,
Romans 12:9-18


Let love be genuine.(B) Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10(C) Love one another with brotherly affection.(D) Outdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal,(E) be fervent in spirit,[a](F) serve the Lord. 12(G) Rejoice in hope,(H) be patient in tribulation,(I) be constant in prayer. 13(J) Contribute to the needs of the saints and(K) seek to show hospitality.


 14(L) Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15(M) Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16(N) Live in harmony with one another.(O) Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[b](P) Never be wise in your own sight. 17(Q) Repay no one evil for evil, but(R) give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you,(S) live peaceably with all.

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 11:28 am
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You ladies are the best...I knew I would get a lot of good answers! Thanks....and I like Ashley's reading a LOT too.

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 12:33 pm

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