Unique wedding readings

So, I know I said I wouldn’t post anything about the actual wedding until after the engagement, but I had been thinking about some of the details this past weekend when I met up with my cousin over Thanksgiving.

Addison and I want a traditional meets unique wedding. So, we’re trying to move away from the old cliches that have been done before, but still hold the nice traditional feel to it. Especially with one of my other cousins getting married this past year, I definitely want to do things completely different so my wedding can be seen as different by the family.

One thing that is often done over and over again from wedding to wedding are the readings. Yes, I love 1 Cor. 13 description of love. But I’m not sure I want it at my wedding. Besides my cousin having it in her’s, my ex boyfriend gave me a necklace with an engraving of the passage. So…why not keep things different, unique and fun. You know…like Addison and me (or we like to at least pretend).

So, I came up with this: Why not a reading from one of my favorite books. I always had a quote from the Princess Bride be my life’s theme since I was about 14-15. (And no, I mean the book, not the movie…although I love the movie too).

“Look on the bright side… We’re having an adventure. And most people live and die without being as lucky as we are.”

As cheesey as this next statement may sound, I really felt like that statement had to do a lot with marriage. So, I looked up the surrounding passage (It’s been a while since I read the book).  It’s Indigo and Fezzik, both terrified, making their way through a scary situation. Yeah, Fezzik and Indigo aren’t romantically linked, but I still think it’s sweet. What about this as a passage reading at our wedding? Too out there?

“Look: We cant go back and we certainly don’t want to stay here, so we just must keep on going as we were before these little things happened. Down. Down is our direction… but I can tell you’re a bit edgy about all this, so, out of the goodness of my heart, I will let you walk down not behind me, and not in front of me, but right next to me, on the same step, stride for stride, and you put an arm around my shoulder, because that will probably make you feel better, and I, so as not to make you feel foolish, will put an arm around your shoulder, and thus, safe and protected, we will descend.”
“Will you draw your sword with your free hand?”
“I already have. Will you make a fist with yours.”
“It’s clenched.”
“Then let’s look on the bright side: we’re  having an adventure… and most people live and die without being as lucky as we are.”

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Allison
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 03:58:11

    I think this is a great idea. If you have a reading it should definitely be something you really love, and I think it’s great to do something that is special to you and not done at every other wedding. One of my friends had a reading from The Velveteen Rabbit.

    P.S. I guess spell check has changed Inigo from a character to a color : )


  2. exanthia
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 00:28:30

    I love it, I’m going to suggest this to my fiance along with another passage from the Princess Bride as well.


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