1. To provide additional insight into the meaning and purpose of matrimony

2. To provide a sense of inclusion for those who are not already in the wedding party

3. To give the ceremony a fuller or richer feel

4. To share a message of inspiration with those in attendance.

5. To specifically address the couple and their relationship

How you proceed with your wedding ceremony is entirely up to you.

At Hudson Valley Heartfelt Ceremonies, we usually encourage our couples to choose readings that are not only a good fit for them, but we also encourage our couples to select the appropriate person or people to share their selected readings with all of their special guests.