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Reading for a Vermont Wedding ceremony

One reason I love being a Vermont Wedding photographer is that I get to listen to many beautiful wedding readings. Here is some knowledge from my past wedding experience.

Make your ceremony about the two of you as a couple! Take this extraordinary moment in time to read something that shows your character. What it's like to be within your relationship. You will teach people a lot about your relationship based on the readings that you pick for your ceremony

The days before a wedding are so crazy busy! By choosing a stable reading or verse that symbolizes how much you cherish your spouse will enhance the significance of the moment. Vermont wedding ceremony readings do not have to come from old books and old texts. Modern brides are choosing various original and entertaining quotes from many places, including movies, songs, poems, and books. Here is a list of exciting readings that will improve your wedding ceremony.


Unusual and beautiful Wedding Ceremony Readings

• “If I Should Fall Behind” by Bruce Springsteen:

• “Us Two” from “Now We Are Six” by A. A. Milne:

• “How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog” by Taylor Mali:

• “Love” by Roy Croft:

• “Graffiti Moon” by Cath Crowley:

• “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” by Louis de Bernières:


The people that are going to perform readings during your ceremony are not professional orators. Make sure that you give them a good and clean copy of them , so they have no problem deciphering the words. Please make sure the print and font size is large enough for them to read the page easily. I would print the reading in 16 to 18 point. A belly full of butterflies can make it difficult for a performer to concentrate! Take it a step further and attached the paper to a folder or decorative binder. This way if the wind is high, the reading won't fly away!


Here are a few more options for readings at your Vermont Wedding

• “Love Sonnet 17” by Pablo Neruda:

• “Poetry of James Kavanagh” by James Kavanagh

• “Falling Stars” by Rainer Maria Rilke:

• “Touched by an Angel” by Maya Angelou:

• “Wild Awake” by Hilary T. Smith:


Give the guest reader with a copy of the reading long before the event. The earlier, the better! Your wedding reader will thank you for this. Your ceremony reader will have an opportunity to study the verse. Ask that they spend some time studying before the wedding day. Please make sure that your reader uses a printed page. Do not let them use their smartphone or computer. It looks nicer! Also, the wedding ceremony is probably outdoors, so it will be much easier to read a piece of paper, over a computer screen.

You can pick anyone at the wedding to be one of your ceremony readers, not just family or bridal party. There will be some fantastic individuals with you on your Vermont wedding day. Asking them to participate in your ceremony by reading a carefully selected piece will be an excellent way to include them especially if words of affirmation are their love language! Your friend or family member can make the selection, or you can and provide it for them.


Beautiful Wedding Readings

• “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles:

• From “The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams:

• “He’s Not Perfect” by Bob Marley:

• “The Art Of Marriage” by Wilferd Arlan Peterson

• “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney

• “All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulgham:


The meaning of the reading with help to give you a good idea when to place the wedding reading within the ceremony. A text about love would work well before the wedding vows. On the other hand, a passage that talks about marriage will work best after the promises. Think about the overall flow of the wedding ceremony. I would recommend that you do not put readings back to back. It helps create interest when you have multiple readers.

Wedding readings do not have to come from the bible. Modern wedding couples are bursting with creativity. Many hope to find passages that equate to their beliefs, values, and lifestyle. Your message will bring a strong and meaningful message to an extraordinary day.


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Vermont Photographer Amy Bennett | 18 N Jefferson Road, South Burlington, VT

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