Weddings - Readings for Your Ceremony
An important part of planning weddings is choosing your readings. Whether you are having a civil ceremony,
a church ceremony or simply a celebration of your marriage you will want to choose the right weddings readings
for both of you.
If you are getting married and having a civil ceremony you may want to choose a few readings or poems
for the wedding ceremony. You can pretty much choose what you want, as long as there is nothing
religious in the readings.
The readings that I chose for my own wedding ceremony were:
What is Love?
You can usually have up to two readings in total for a civil ceremony.
Here are some other popular readings for civil ceremonies, including a few Scottish Wedding Readings:
Here are some readings for a religious ceremony:
If you are getting married in Edinburgh, or in another part of Scotland you will probably receive a booklet
when you notify the registry office of your upcoming marriage. This booklet contains a good selection of
readings that have already been approved. If nothing in the booklet takes your fancy, or if like me, you
managed to lose it, then you may want to get a book or have a look at the selection of wedding readings on this
page for ideas.
If you are having a civil ceremony you should always check with the registry office to make sure they are happy with the reading. Usually
you can do this at the same time as you hand in your marriage notice forms about a month before the
wedding, by just including copies of your readings with the forms.
For a church ceremony you will want to speak to your minister or priest to make sure that he or she is happy with the