Can you have readings in your ceremony if you aren't getting married in church?! TIA x
Yes but they aren't to be religious in anyway.
Yes but they cannot be bible readings or reference religion in them x
We had 2 poems, as for the church stuff. Freedom of speech, have whatever you want :)
Yes, we had a reading, just can't be religious.
Yes I had 3
We had 3, but as other people said they can't be religious.
I had 2 poems read couldn't have Bible reading done
Yes as long as they aren't religious
When you give notice at your local registry office. They'll give you a booklet of readings you can have
Yes, ours is registry office and we were asked, we aren't but all she said was to leave any in a few weeks before so they can be checked as nothing religious is allowed x
We're getting married in a hotel and the registrar will leave and my brother will give us a blessing. Anything religious u have to wait for registrar to leave. He also said he's says a prayer after ceremonies in registry office but the registrar leaves atthe end hes allowed to do it quickly then. Best to ask first so they know
Yeah my husband did a reading at our register office wedding xx
It depends on your registrar. We've been told I can't walk the aisle to Mendelssohn or religious music but we can have a bible reading which doesn't fuss us as we aren't religious x
I'm having 2, both non religious 🙂 x
We had 2 just couldn't be religious. If it's a civil ceremony x
Nothing religious allowed at all. They even check all the songs/music for religious lyrics and references.
The registrar sends you a book with different readings that have been approved to read in a non religious ceremony to choose from.
We were allowed readings at our registry office wedding *but* nothing with any religious reference. We had an excerpt from Neil Gaiman's Stardust at ours.
We are having 3 readings. The registrar said they are fine as long as they are non religious... you get a booklet when giving notice that says what's ok and what's not. If you're having a reading that they don't suggest in the booklet you will have to give a copy of it to the registrar *I think* 10 weeks before so that they can make sure it suitable. X
We got married in a hotel and were allowed two readings but they couldn't be religious. We chose two poems. One was called On Your Wedding Day and we read the other one called I'll Still Be Loving You. X
My first wedding Our registrar left the room halfway through and we had a blessing then he rejoined us and finished the ceremony. Some may not allow it at all so may be better doing it at the end when they leave.
We had 2 readings one of which was read by my groom & the other was read by my best friend my maid of honour xx
Yes as long as there's no religious connotations
In NI here, we can have two which we send to the registrar to approve, as long as they aren't religious you are good!
Yes, we had two.
Yes but as stated above not wit religious content. My children and step children are reading a poem I wrote with them. And my best friend is reading a poem too
Yes. I got married in a hotel, non religious service, no hymns but had 3 readings (2 poems and a Shakespeare quote)