Best Christian Music for your Wedding Ceremony & Reception
CHRISTIAN WEDDING PROCESSIONAL MUSIC
Choosing the right music for each phase of your ceremony and reception, is probably the number one priority when planning your wedding. The music will set the tone of the entire wedding.
You will want the music you choose to reflect not only who you are as a couple, but also how you feel about each other and your Christian faith.
As a Christian couple, it is even more important to ensure that you select music that is glorifying to the Lord and reflects your relationship with him. Carefully selecting each song that will be played during your wedding ceremony is a big job and can consume much of your time.
Finding Christian music that you can relate to is not as hard as it used to be, due to the variety of Christian artists. There are so many great traditional, as well as contemporary Christian songs that it should be easy to find some music that will be appropriate for your special day.
Because there are so many great Christian songs, I have taken a lot of the work out of searching for your wedding music by compiling a list of Christian songs from many different artists, that are appropriate for the different phases of your wedding.
I have listed the songs by category beginning with the Wedding Processional and have links to each song below the title, so you can listen to them.
You will always remember the song that was playing as you walked down the isle to pledge yourself to the one you will spend the rest of your life with. So make it count.
Processional Music - Click The Link To Listen
Avalon - By Heart By Soul
Jim Brickman - Your Love
Carman - I Promise
John Waller - The Marriage Prayer
Matthew Schuler - Hallelujah
Newsong & Natalie Grant - When God Made You
Stephen Curtis Chapman - I Will Be Here
Steve Green - Household of Faith
Sandi Patty - Love Will Be Our Home
Peter Paul & Mary
Selah - Bless the Broken Road
Michael W. Smith - You Belong To Me
Westlife - The Rose
When I Say I Do - Matthew West
MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING RECESSIONAL
Just as important as the entrance music that is playing as the bridal party and the Bride enter the ceremony, is the exit music of the whole Bridal Party. It can be very awkward if you don't choose the right song to play as your Bridal Party walks back down the isle after the ceremony.
Most people choose something a little bit more upbeat for the recessional portion of their wedding ceremony. It is after all an extremely happy moment, everyone has an adrenaline rush by this point and are ready to begin the celebration.
You may want to choose something that will help the gathering to transition from the serious ceremony they have just witnessed, into the celebration that everyone wishes to share with you. Give them some music to celebrate with.
Recessional Music - Click The Link To Listen
Avalon - Testify to Love
Colbie Caillat - I Do
Natalie Cole - Everlasting Love
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Katrina & the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Mercy Me - Shake
Phillip Phillips - Gone Gone Gone
Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue
CHRISTIAN WEDDING FIRST DANCE MUSIC
Now for that all important First Dance song. There are so many choices, so this will be something you must both agree on.
Maybe you already have a song that is "Your Song", that would be the obvious choice. But if you are still searching for just the right song, I have compiled a list of some Christian themed songs, that would be beautifully appropriate for your first dance as husband and wife.
First Dance Music - Click The Link To Listen
Stephen Curtis Chapman - I Will Be Here
Dave Barnes - God Gave Me You
Jim Brickman - The Gift
- The Gift - Jim brickman Lyrics - YouTube
Jim Brickman - My Destiny
Grey Holiday - You Belong to Me
KC & JoJo - All My Life
Newsong ft Francesca Battistelli - The Way You Smile
Robert Pierre - I Will Love You
Michael W. Smith - Love of My Life
T Carter - This Ring
Rascal Flatts - The Day Before You
- The Day Before You, by Rascal Flatts - YouTube
from the CD "Feels Like Today", 2004
Westlife - Beautiful In White
Father, Daughter Dance Music
This dance is very bittersweet. It is such an emotional point in the reception. The music should reflect the relationship between the bride and her father.
This feels like the real point, when the father gives his daughter to the groom. The song should convey the way you feel about your father and the relationship you have with him. You want your father and your groom to know, what your feelings are about your relationship to the most important man in your life to this point.
Father Daughter Dance - Click The Link To Listen
Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
Brianna Haynes - Through the Eyes of My Father
Celine Dion - Dance With My Father
Francesca Battistelli - Hundred More Years
Heartland - I Loved Her First
Krystal Keith - Daddy Dance With Me
Michael W. Smith - She Walks With Me
Steven Curtis Chapman - A Parents Prayer
Stephen Curtis Chapman - Cinderella
T Carter - Daddy's Angel
The Temptations - My Girl
Tim McGraw - My Little Girl
CHRISTIAN SONGS FOR CAKE CUTTING
Cutting the Wedding Cake is such a fun and memorable part of your wedding reception. Finding a song to play while you are cutting the cake together as man and wife is not something you really think about.
Many people don't have any music for this portion of their wedding, but it can be so much more special and fun with just the right song. Playing an upbeat memorable song will help bring your guests into the festivities and make them feel included in the moment.
I have found some great songs that would be very appropriate for this special moment.
As We Break This Bread
Hillsong - Deeply In Love
Jim Brickman - Love of My Life
Michael W Smith - Forever Yours
Michael W Smith - I Will Be Here For You
Steve Green - Cherish the Treasure
Westlife - I'll Be Loving You Forever
Westlife - When a Woman Loves a Man
Have Fun Picking Your Wedding Music
Picking the music that will be played in each phase of your wedding is an exciting part of planning your wedding. I hope these suggestions were helpful. Good luck finding just the right music for your special day. I would love feedback from you.
Your suggestions for additional songs are very welcome.
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