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Jayar
03-22-2010, 03:51 AM
I have been selected to read a passage at my niece's wedding, and I have no clue what to select. It can't be something religious because that is not the theme of the wedding. Anyone have an idea?

suep1963
03-22-2010, 04:06 AM
I did a quick google search for non religous wedding readings (http://www.plan-your-wedding-ceremony.com/wedding-readings.html) and I like reading #2 from this site.

milanessa
03-22-2010, 04:13 AM
I did a quick google search for non religous wedding readings (http://www.plan-your-wedding-ceremony.com/wedding-readings.html) and I like reading #2 from this site.

I like #4. :)

Prancer
03-22-2010, 04:19 AM
I like #8, but I don't think I would read it at a wedding.

milanessa
03-22-2010, 04:22 AM
I like #8, but I don't think I would read it at a wedding.

Yep. :lol:

essence_of_soy
03-22-2010, 04:32 AM
A bit off the topic, I know, but I love the story about the stand - up comedienne who holds her wedding service in a shopping center so that she can return any gifts she doesn't like immediately afterwards.

skateycat
03-22-2010, 04:40 AM
I'd be really surprised if this worked for your niece, but slightly edited, this was the reading for my apple-themed wedding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oAB83Z1ydE).

skateycat
03-22-2010, 04:44 AM
I like this page too (http://www.thefirstdance.com/weddingreadings.php), who would have thought that Mr. Rogers could have a wedding reading?

skateycat
03-22-2010, 04:48 AM
http://ask.metafilter.com/18517/Help-me-pick-a-reading-for-a-wedding

flyingsit
03-22-2010, 01:34 PM
I had a completely non-religious wedding ceremony and we used this Apache wedding prayer:

Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
But there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

Jojo
03-22-2010, 02:20 PM
I had two passages from Khalil Gibran read at our wedding. This was my favourite:

On Marriage
Kahlil Gibran

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.


Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.


Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

ETA: Shucks, only after posting this did I see it mentioned God. Hmm, maybe a part of it could be used instead.

Rob
03-22-2010, 05:29 PM
I recommend against turning a well known song into a reading. My brother in law's pastor did this as a "surprise" for them. He read the lyrics to a Celine Dion song and we all nearly threw up. So cheesy!

Lorac
03-22-2010, 05:49 PM
I have been selected to read a passage at my niece's wedding, and I have no clue what to select. It can't be something religious because that is not the theme of the wedding. Anyone have an idea?

Are you sure you have to pick the reading? When a friend asked me to read at her wedding they had already selected the piece for me to read - a favourite poem. No need for me to get all frustrated picking a piece that I though they would like.

Jayar
03-22-2010, 06:15 PM
Are you sure you have to pick the reading? When a friend asked me to read at her wedding they had already selected the piece for me to read - a favourite poem. No need for me to get all frustrated picking a piece that I though they would like.


Yes, they are asking me to choose... They have one uncle from each family to read to bring some flavor of the family into the wedding.

Thank you to all! I will read them all when I get home from work. As my family is part Iroquois, I might look into something along that line as suggested by flyingsit.

UGG
03-22-2010, 09:54 PM
I would be totally annoyed if someone asked me to read and then told me to pick the reading.