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Words, Delicious

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Words, Delicious | A Practical WeddingI’m delighted to tell you that starting next week the fabulous Amanda of First Milk will be doing a series of guest posts on ‘words to read at your wedding.’ If you read Amanda’s blog, you’ll know that she uses words with grace and precision, like she has a personal love affair with each one. Because of this, I asked Amanda if she would pick some readings that would work for weddings. I think we can all agree that First Corinthians, while (achem) classic, is perhaps a *tad* over used. I know that many of you, like us, are casting a wide net, and trying to figure out some interesting and evocative readings to use for your ceremony.

One of the things that I hate most about most wedding resources is that they read like they have been written for an exceedingly dull seventh grader (wedding magazines, I’m looking at you). So, in collecting these readings, we didn’t go easy on you. We kept in mind that Team Practical is a collection of bright and well educated individuals who just happen to be getting married. I hope that this collection of words challenges you and makes you think. And most of all, I hope you find something in it that speaks to you.

Amanda is doing three posts, on the first day of the next three weeks. Stay tuned for Tuesday. And Amanda, welcome!

Photo via MorBCN’s Flickr

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • KaeleyAnne

    I’m really looking forward to this series of posts. We’re writing our own ceremony and we’ve been searching quite a bit to discover readings that we both find meaningful.

  • Lucy

    all i can say is…thank god! can’t wait for this!

  • Darci

    What a great idea! I adore Amanda, no doubt the perfect person for this job. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

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  • Leah

    Wow – I can’t begin to tell you what a fabulous idea this is! I’m very excited to read them.

  • Marina

    Oh, yay, I’m super excited about this.

  • Mrs. in May

    can’t wait!

  • east side bride

    yay Amanda!!!

  • Amanda

    Thanks, Meg! I’m so looking forward to it. Happy weekending, xo.

  • momentsofyes

    I am really looking forward to Amanda’s posts! This is such a great idea.

  • blind irish pirate

    Ugh, I had the hardest time choosing readings, just because I <3 literature. Even though I'm already hitched and should probably move on, I look forward to reading some Lurvely Poetry, if for no other reason than to get all gooey inside. :)

  • Kate

    I’m excited about this series. It’s a great reminder that the most important part of wedding is the marriage! And in the midst of party details, the actual commitment ceremony can get too easily overlooked. Putting the focus back on the ceremony often puts the rest of the details back into focus.

  • Krista

    I can’t wait either! You’re bang on about the wedding articles – many are not written for me at all.

  • Cate Subrosa

    Ooh I am very excited about this! It’s too late for me, but it sounds like exactly what I was looking for all those months ago, so I can imagine all the brides stumbling across it and I’m excited for them!

  • librarianism

    Can’t wait. Thank you!

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