I met with a great couple yesterday to discuss their wedding. When I asked if they had any questions, the bride whipped out a notebook with a lengthy list! There were the usual ones: what do you wear, what do you do if you get sick, etc. And, there were a few new ones: what's the worst thing that's ever happened at a wedding, is there anything you won't do or say (yikes!), etc. And, then, she pulled a magazine from her purse - an old New Yorker, I think - and asked if I could read an obituary out loud, so they could get a sense of my diction. This couple was thorough! And, I liked it. I read a paragraph about a deceased classical conductor and made sure to pace myself, make eye contact, and all of that. I thought it was a great idea!
I've been meaning to post a video of myself actually performing a wedding (calling all previous brides and grooms - do you have any footage?!), but in the meantime this exercise will do in a pinch.
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