I'm looking for a short reading for our wedding that we can ask an athiest friend of ours to read. Other portions of the ceremony will contain religious elements, but we don't want to ask him to read anything that might make him feel uncomfortable or awkward. [more inside]
I'm a physicist, and I'm marrying a biologist. Can Mefi suggest any wedding readings suitable for us? We're looking for something along a sciency theme.
My cousin is marrying his boyfriend and has asked me to speak at his wedding reception. I don't know my cousin but as nearly his only family there I would like to pull this off, preferably by dint of reading a poem. Please help me find the poem. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: She has been asked to do a reading at her sister's wedding in a few weeks. She does not want to use anything biblical or from Shakespeare. Rhyming is ok, but it doesn't have to, and not epically long. The important and tricky part - she'd like it to be on the theme of sisters, but wedding appropriate. Help?
Some of my best friends are getting married, and they have asked my husband and I to give a reading during the ceremony. Help us find the perfect reading. Difficulty level: Must be around 5 minutes long. [more inside]
My best friend is getting married! And I am doing the reading! Yay! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find anything that really fits the couple. Halp. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a song to be read (not sung) at a wedding. [more inside]
There's a sweet and commoner-than-I-expected wedding reading that's frequently attributed to Robert Fulgham. It starts "You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment..." and is sometimes referred to by the title "Union". Did he actually write it? [more inside]
I've been asked to select and read something non-biblical at a family wedding. Aside from the standard Shakespeare sonnets, I'm stumped. I'd love some meaningful contemporary suggestions (something from David Foster Wallace perhaps?). [more inside]
Help me find readings that two people can read together on my wedding day! [more inside]
Looking for wedding ceremony readings about distance relationships [more inside]
Wedding readings: I'm looking for a poem or a passage that will emphasize the couple's love of travel and their focus on the environment/outdoors. [more inside]
Getting married next week and need a French reading. We're bilingual but our ceremony is all in English. As acknowledgment of the French side of our culture (an as a concession to the French side of the family) we'd like to have a French reading as part of our ceremony. The only problem is that we don't know any appropriate French poetry or other nice words that could be read. The wedding's in a week and I'm starting to freak out a bit, although the worst thing that could happen is we skip the reading (deep breaths....) [more inside]
I've been asked to give a reading at a friend's wedding, so I'm looking for a poem that would be appropriate. Ideally, it should be modern (written after 1900) and sweet, but not sexual, religious, schmaltzy, or emetic. Most suggestions online are variations of Maya Angelou's "Touched By An Angel". I found the previous two AskMe questions on this topic helpful, and I have some ideas, but I'm hoping to generate a few more. [more inside]
My friends have asked me to do a reading at their wedding. Only trouble is, I'm allowed to pick it myself... [more inside]