Untraditional Ceremony Readings


Thinking about including a reading or two in your wedding ceremony? There are many wonderful reasons to do this. Readings can express your values and your style. It is also a wonderful way to honor someone in your circle of family and friends, perhaps someone who is not in the bridal party but means a lot to you, or a dear aunt or uncle. It can be almost anyone at all. Your reading might come from your heritage, or reflect your interests and taste, via literature, poetry, and even pop culture. So maybe forsake that overused Corinthians 13:1-13 passage and try for something a little more meaningful to you personally. It may be fun to have one reading that is about love and a second that is simply humorous and less traditional. Check out this adorable Calvin and Hobbes reading that was done at a wedding I recently did.

Calvin: What's it like to fall in love?

Hobbes: Well... say the object of your affection walks by...

Calvin: Yeah?

Hobbes: First, your heart falls into your stomach and splashes your innards. All the moisture makes you sweat profusely. This condensation shorts the circuits to your brain and you get all woozy. When your brain burns out altogether, your mouth disengages and you babble like a cretin until she leaves.

Calvin: THAT'S LOVE?!?

Hobbes: Medically speaking.

Calvin: Heck, that happened to me once, but I figured it was cooties!!