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Wedding Ceremony Reading | 'From Beginning to End'

'You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way.


All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks—all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”—those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”—and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart.

 

All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed—well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another—acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years.   


Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this—is my husband, this—is my wife.'


ROBERT FULGHUM


Why i love this reading:


This reading goes all the way back to your meet-cute, where you were just getting to know each other and didn't even know for certain if that meeting would lead to this moment of marriage. From the moment you swiped right or said yes to a blind date (or however you met), you started this journey.


It's a beautiful way to explain your journey together. We all discuss marriage in our relationships, so it's lovely to reflect on how far you've come and the time you've spent together. From speaking about marriage in everyday life to finally becoming married for real. It's almost surreal and the perfect reading to start the next chapter as a married couple.


What ceremony elements would it go well with?

Unity ceremonies would compliment this reading well, for example:

Unity candles, sand ceremony, time capsules, wine box ceremonies & handfasting would go perfectly with this reading.

One of my couples, who recently used this reading, added a 'time since launch' clock.


Looking for more ceremony reading ideas?



What do you think of this reading?

  • I love it, perfect vibe for my wedding

  • It's too soppy for me

  • I think I'll keep searching

  • Not a fan


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