What are readings and why should I include them in my Brisbane wedding Ceremony?
Readings whilst they can be religious, most are just nice poems about how you should live your lives.
Involving other people in your wedding ceremony adds colour and flavour to the day and are a great way to involve other people in your special day.
It makes the people doing the readings feel special and a part of your day and they also get their photo taken.
Please bear in mind the copyright issues related to wedding ceremonies addressed in a previous blog post.
Here is an example of a reading read at a wedding ceremony:
The Apache Marriage Blessing by an Unkown author
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be the shelter for each other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be the warmth for the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before. Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your life together. And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulty and fear assail your relationship - as they threaten all relationships at one time or another - remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part which seems wrong. In this way, you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives - remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.