Personalized readings can be anything from the bride or groom’s favorite song lyrics to prose written by the bride and read to the groom, or visa versa.

A fun way to personalize your wedding service is by asking family and friends to participate in your ceremony by offering readings of their own. This is especially popular when the bride and groom are childhood sweethearts, and their attendants and much of the congregation shared in their growing up.

Humor is always a nice touch and will be appreciated by the wedding guests. Old stories of childhood pranks can be entertaining and are a treat for the parents of the bride and groom. Be sure to guide them as to your specific ideas so that you are not unpleasantly surprised.