If you’re Christian, you may be looking for a way to incorporate your faith into your wedding ceremony and reception.
Fortunately, Christian music has expanded far beyond the traditional hymns set to piano or organ music, and you can find Christian wedding songs to express your faith, your love for your fiancé, and the theme of your wedding.
Before you select specific Christian wedding songs, think of the theme of your wedding. What do you want to convey about your relationship? What do you want to convey about your faith? Knowing your theme can help point you in the right direction for your music choices since many Christian wedding songs work within specific themes.
A good resource in your wedding music planning can be the music director at your church. He or she will probably have some great ideas for Christian wedding songs, as well as some sheet music you could use. They can give you song titles for the different parts of your ceremony, or point you in the right direction to do your own searching.
Some popular Christian wedding songs for the ceremony include…
- “I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman
- “Give Me Forever (I Do)” by John Tesh
- “For You” by Michael W. Smith
- “Something Beautiful” by the Newsboys
Something to keep in mind as you choose music for your wedding is your venue. Some Christian wedding music sounds very similar in style to secular music, and some churches may not think those types of songs are appropriate for a wedding ceremony. This is something your minister or music director can help you with, as well.
If your choices needed to be more conservative at your wedding ceremony, you can use your reception for more secular-sounding Christian wedding songs. Your reception is a celebration, and many contemporary Christian songs are used to celebrate love and faith, making them perfect additions to your reception repertoire.
As you’re choosing songs for your reception, be mindful of your musician(s). Many DJs focus on secular music for their playlists, so you need to either make sure your DJ has a list of your Christian songs and can get them, or that you bring copies of the songs to your reception to be played.
The same is true if you decide to use a live band. Unless your band specialises in Christian music, you may need to provide some sheet music for the songs on your “must play” list.
Some popular reception selections in the Christian contemporary genre include…
- “Made to Love” by Tobymac
- “Alive” by Rebecca St. James,
- “Every Move I Make” by Fusebox,
- “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer
- “Wherever We Go” by the Newsboys
Sharing your faith at your ceremony and reception is a wonderful way to start your new life together. Marriage, like faith, is about perfect love. And incorporating Christian wedding songs into your ceremony and reception can be the perfect way to express your love for your Lord, as well as for each other.
All the best with your special day,