Like readings, wedding quotes should reflect the couple, what they believe and how they view themselves as a couple.
Finding the Right Wedding Quotes
There are literally millions of different quotes you can use in your wedding. This is great because it means you have plenty of options. However, this can also be daunting because it means you have a lot of them to sift through. As you're putting your wedding together, you'll start thinking about what kind of ceremony you want to have. Some couples want to have a very religious ceremony. Others focus their ceremony around sharing a life together. Others focus on friendship. Once you narrow your wedding focus, you'll have an easy time choosing just the right wedding quotations.
Once you've chosen a theme, you need to find a quote. Lucky for you, there are thousands of websites designed to help people find the right quotes for any occasion. You can help narrow your search by looking for a specific author or psalm you want to pull your quote from.
Reading the Quotes
The presentation of wedding quotes is slightly different than the presentation of a wedding reading. Wedding readings generally take three to five minutes. Reading quotes, which are much smaller, can take only several seconds. If you want to expand on the quote or phrase you've chosen, have the person reading use the quote as an introduction to the reading. If you want the quote to stand alone, consider putting it at the bottom of your wedding program. This will allow guests to read it at their leisure.
Now, if the quote is being read, who should read it? Typically the person who is doing the majority of the talking, such as the pastor, will read the quote. You can, however, have a member of the audience who is close to the bride and groom read it as well. Just make sure that this person introduces themselves before reading. Guests really enjoy knowing the significance behind the person reading these wedding quotes.