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Do we need music? And who should do readings?

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ThePartyArtist Thu 03-Apr-14 13:52:48

Planning a small, non religious, outdoor ceremony with 14 guests and wanted to ask:

1. Do we need music for going down the aisle?

2. I'm not sure - given that it is a fairly tiny wedding - how many readings to have. Obviously don't want the ceremony over in a flash but don't want to milk it either!

If we did have readings the obvious people to ask would be my 2 sisters and fiance's 2 sisters. I feel if I ask one of my sisters I should ask the other. Logical thing then is to include all 4 sisters (if that's not too many), however one of my future SILs is dyslexic and would probably find it difficult (the other is really into poetry so would probably love doing a reading).

Is there a way round it without offending someone? Thinking possibly come up with two readings and two other roles so they all have something but it doesn't rely on reading, and they can choose what they'd prefer to do? What other roles could there be at a pretty small, low key wedding? I don't have any bridesmaids.

ChessieFL Fri 04-Apr-14 09:32:21

Regarding music I would say it's up to you whether you want it or not! I suppose it depends how much of an entrance you want to make - music would highlight your arrival.

I think 4 readings would be too many and it sounds like one if your sisters wouldn't want to do one anyway. You could have 2 readings but perhaps choose something that 2 people could read together? Cuts down number of readings while still involving them!

Grotbagstwin Fri 04-Apr-14 20:17:16

I got married at the weekend, without readings we were done and dusted in 15 mins, we had music to walk down, while we signed then as we left but were told they were all not needed, she said it was usual to have one reading but we had none.
To make people who didn't have a role feel more involved I had one help me get dressed and one come for my final dress fitting.

whattoWHO Mon 07-Apr-14 20:14:03

Could one sister from each 'side' do a Reading, and the other two be your witnesses?

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