There are so many things to think about when planning your perfect Arizona wedding and another item to add to the mix is what kind of personal reading will you have at the ceremony. 

Not all couples have readings at their ceremony but if you and your fiance find that is something you want to incorporate into your day there are some thigns that you can do to make sure it's personal.

A wedding reading should be something that has personal meaning to the two of you, it is an opportunity to talk about what your relationship and your marriage will be and share that with all who are assembled.

Here are some tips to help you find the perfect reading:

  • Will it be a secular or a religious reading? Getting married in an outdoor ceremony likely means the reading can be more of your own design. If you’re getting married in a religious setting you may need to talk with the officiant to see what kind of reading would be acceptable.
  • You may need to give your guests a context for the reading. If you and your fiance have a song, or poem or book passage that speaks to the two of you but is obscure, your guests won’t understand the significance so work that into the reading, so they understand its impact on your life.
  • Who will give the reading? Do you have a best friend or family member who wants to be part of the ceremony but you simply didn’t have room? Ask them to deliver your reading. If the two of you have a mutual friend who knows you well, he or she may be able to write a personal reading for you.
  • If you want a reading but just don’t know where or how to begin looking for one there are a lot of online sites where you can start the search. You can also read through the bible or choose from songs or poems that have special meaning.
  • Will you have more than one reading? Some ceremonies have more than one so you will need to decide how many to have and how to space them throughout the ceremony. You will also need to consider the length of the readings and how long you’d like your ceremony to be.
  • Your reading isn’t really the time for a stand-up routine – leave that for the toasts at the reception.
  • Don’t pile on additional stress for your wedding planning by believing you must have a reading at your ceremony. If it doesn’t feel right, you certainly aren’t obligated to have one.

The most important part of your Arizona wedding day is for the two of you to have a day to remember.