Trying to figure out what readings we want during the ceremony. Our ceremony won't be overly religious, I am to an extent but P is not at all. I've found two that I absolutely love! One for the minister to read before we say our vows, I bawled like a baby while reading it. "Union by Robert Fulghum You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks - all those sentences that began with When were married and continued with I will and you will and we will- those late night talks that included someday and somehow and maybe- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, You know all those things weve promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word. Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife." And then the Hand Ceremony afterwards: "3.These hands holding yours on your wedding day are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years and, with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one and that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that, even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching out for yours. " Ahhh, I'm going to be such a mess the day of. What readings are you lovely ladies doing?