Each of us come from somewhere. Our family histories are rich and colorful. Weddings are a great opportunity to look into the past for who we are and where we came from. This knowledge of our past can help us form healthier and more realistic marriages, as we incorporate our pasts into our foundation for the present. Where you come from is important.
Wedding readings are a great way to do this. This is particularly effective if you come from different ethnic backgrounds and both of you use readings from your historic past.
Tip: Go do a little research and find out who the great poets and writers are from your ancestral heritage. Search their writings for metaphors that support who you are and what you believe about love and marriage. Then tip your hat to your ancestors and include a reading in your wedding ceremony, allowing those metaphors to strengthen and inform your marriage. (oh and make the wedding ceremony interesting, and how fun is that?)