Falling in love and planning a wedding with the one you love is a magical time.
An especially fun part of your wedding planning is finding the right love songs to create the soundtrack for your special day.
There are thousands of inspirational Christian wedding songs to choose from, both contemporary and traditional. Christian music crosses a range of musical genres, including rock, pop, jazz, and country.
You need to select wedding music that best fits each part of your ceremony. You'll choose a piece of music for the wedding procession, the wedding ceremony in the church, and the wedding recessional walk.
You can also find a selection of songs to play during the wedding reception and for important moments such as the bride and groom’s first dance and the father-daughter dance.
In this article, we’ll take you through a selection of wedding songs to suit each part of your special day.
Creating a beautiful wedding day should sow the seeds for a loving and wholesome marriage.
Many Christian songs will have lyrics that match the key teachings in the Bible and reflect God’s love. You should keep in mind that any music you want to be played in the church may need the approval of your minister.
Some of the best Christian artists to consider using include: NewSong, Anthem Lights, BeBe and Cece Winans, TobyMac, Brandon Heath, Carrie Underwood, and Steven Curtis Chapman.
Let’s take a look at wedding songs you can choose for different parts of your wedding.
You don’t have to use the traditional wedding march for your procession.
This selection of instrumental classical music is a good start. Songs to put in your wedding playlist for the walk down the aisle include:
Walking down the aisle is the start of your life’s journey as a married couple. It’s an important moment in your wedding to commemorate using music that reflects both your Christian faith and the love you have for your partner.
Just after the reading of the wedding vows, while the bride and groom are signing the marriage register, you can choose any of the following pieces of music to be played in the background:
Additional Christian wedding songs you can play during intervals in the Church ceremony include:
During your wedding reception, consider playing any of these Christian love songs:
The first dance is a special moment between you and your new spouse. This is a perfect time to choose a song that best represents you as a couple. Some memorable first dance songs include:
Another pivotal moment on your special day is the father-daughter dance, which usually happens during the wedding reception. You can choose any of these songs to help make your father-daughter dance special:
When the bride and groom walk down the aisle after saying “I do,” it is the time to play some celebratory music. Powerful instrumental music like “Ode to Joy” or the “Hallelujah Chorus” can be a fitting choice.
Here are some other options to consider:
Christians might want to choose religious hymns for the church part of their wedding. Most of your guests will be familiar with them, and they suit the mood of the event.
Gospel songs are another popular choice for weddings because they are a joyous way of celebrating life. This genre of music is usually uplifting, joyful, and full of praise for God. A lot of gospel songs are high-energy, fast-tempo songs, but this type of music varies across cultures and different social contexts.
You often find dominant vocals (with a strong use of harmony) in gospel music, along with a lot of percussion, hand-clapping, and even foot-stomping. Gospel songs are a wonderful way to celebrate the love between two people.
The music you choose for your wedding should reflect the importance of the sacrament of marriage and your music taste. Younger couples may also choose different music from older couples.
Your wedding ceremony is where you profess your love for your life partner. Choosing the right Christian songs to celebrate your love and the sacred nature of your marriage will make your big day extra special.