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
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