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Wedding ideas & inspiration
For the last few weeks, we’ve been running a mini-series of wedding reading inspiration. We’ve covered romantic (but not cheesy) wedding readings, geeky wedding readings, readings from children’s books, and long, non-traditional wedding readings.
To finish things up, this week, we’re looking at short wedding readings you might not have seen before. Readings like…
Find out her tips, tricks, and t- uh, advice below.
Our wedspiring wedding readings mini-series has looked at romantic wedding readings that aren’t cheesy, wedding reading ideas from children’s books, and geeky readings, with references to zombies, time travel, and, erm, three-ways. (Edit for your own audience as required!)
Today, we carry on with some long, non-traditional wedding readings. Nothing sappy. Nothing soppy. And nothing you’ll have heard at the past five weddings you went to.
Let’s talk about children’s books:
1) They’re written to be read aloud, so they’re melodic and easy to read, even for the most nervous speaker.
2) They’re short and sweet, and give everyone who hears them the warm and fuzzies.
3) And they usually give a good, clear message about love, respect, kindness, and embracing adventure.
Sounds like a pretty good place to look for wedding reading ideas!
Continuing our mini-series of wedspiring wedding readings, today we’re looking at cute – but not too cute – children’s books you can read during your wedding ceremony.
The wedding you have – after all the planning, and pinning, and crafting, and hunting, and stressing, and spending – should be yours. It should feel like you. It has your blood, sweat, and tears in it – it should have your personality and sense of humour too. It should have little touches that make your friends go, ‘Oh yeah. Riley did this.’
Whatever kind of wedding you’re having – from a shindig in your backyard to a church ceremony in black tie to an elegant gala – there are places you can fit your personality and humour and you-ness without feeling out-of-place.
And one of the easiest ways to add some personal touches to your day is naming the tables at your reception dinner.
I talk a lot on here (well, you knew that – but specifically) about finding ways to bring your personality into your wedding day and making it feel like you.
I’ve spoken about bringing some personality into your invitation wording, your boutineers, your wedding send-off, your table plan, even your cake topper. But I haven’t spoken about the easiest and most natural way to bring some fun and some personality to your wedding: having a ceremony reading.
To make up for this truly grevious oversight, I’m running a whole Wednesday Wedspiration mini-series on ideas for non-traditional – and non-sappy – wedding readings: long readings, short readings, readings from children’s books, readings most definitely not from children’s books, and – what we’re kicking off with today – romantic wedding readings that aren’t cheesy.
I’ll be talking to real couples about the lessons they learned in planning their weddings – and what pitfalls they want you to avoid!
And, since I’ll be asking everyone to talk about the less than perfect parts of their day, it’s only fair I go first!
Hi. I’m Mell. And these are the best decisions I made for my wedding – and the worst.
We’re doing something a little different for this week’s Wednesday Wedspiration. Instead of looking at (really fantastic) examples of how other couples have done their (really fantastic) button holes and bouquets, we’re looking at pictures from one (really fantastic) wedding – and from a new feature we’re starting on the blog this Saturday!