Popular Christian Songs for the Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Wedding Party | December 23 2010 | by Jenny | 0 Comments

You have decided to go with the traditional way and have a Christian wedding? Well, your Christian wedding should be the expression of worship, joy, celebration, commitment, respect, dignity and love. When you choose the music, be sure that the lyrics express faith, love and commitment.

Let’s see what songs are fit for your ceremony. Christian wedding songs praise God, celebrate His creation of marriage, tell about love, about the beloved family or are traditional church hymns. Pay attention when choosing music for your Christian wedding ceremony because not all songs are allowed in some churches. So discuss with your priest before the ceremony in order not to have a bad surprise.

Let’s take for example one of the most common traditional wedding songs, The Bridal Chorus. Did you know that is actually not permitted in some parishes? The song also known as Here Comes the Bride was written by Richard Wagner in 1848 and it’s a popular processional song. It was written for the opera Lohengrin which has a pagan story. That’s why many priests are reticent about it.

But it’s OK because there are many other Christian songs to consider for your wedding ceremony. You need to have songs for: the wedding processional, the wedding recessional and other worship hymns, solos or mid-ceremony music. The preludes or solos usually take place 5 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Medium tempo hymns or love songs are good for the wedding prelude and slower tempo songs focusing on the love between you and your spouse work well for the processional. During the wedding ceremony a soloist can be the perfect choice. Let’s see below some popular Christian wedding songs for wedding ceremonies:

When God Made You by Newsong

Something Beautiful by Newsboys

I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman

For You by Michael W. Smith

How Beautiful by Twyla Paris

Household of Faith by Steve and Marijean Green

Your Love Broke Through by Rebecca St. James

Without Love by Stacie Orrico

Give Me Forever by John Tesh

Above All Things by Phil Keaggy

By Heart, By Soul by Avalon

Household of Faith by Steve Green

The Christian ceremony wedding songs are more subdued while the wedding reception needs some high energy Christian mixes, some contemporary Christian music and many love songs. Now let’s see some contemporary Christian songs for your wedding reception:

So Long Self by Mercyme

We Live by Superchick

Made To Love You by Tobymac

Dead Man (Carry Me) by Jars of Clay

Alive by Rebecca St. James

Lifesong by Casting Crowns

Strong Tower by Kutless

I Will Call Upon the Lord by Disco Saints

Wherever We Go by Newsboys

Every Move I Make by Fusebox

Shackles (Praise You) by Mary Mary

Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer

Holding Hands by Steve Green

Love of My Life by Jim Brickman

First Love Song by Across the Sky

Good luck in finding the best Christian music to customize your wedding day. God bless your marriage!11

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