Suggestions on Wedding Bible Scriptures For The Ceremony
A wedding is more than a union of two people and for Christians, wedding Bible scriptures are the main readings during the ceremony. The joining in marriage is viewed by most, as a religious event associated with their faith and so the need for asking for God's blessing on the marriage itself is important.
Christians and Jews, who marry within an atmosphere of faith, often elect to choose marriage related readings from the Bible, including verses about God's infinite love for us. You can speak to your wedding officiant about their recommended readings or you can feel free to use the suggested wedding Bible Scriptures I'll mention below.
On Love: Song of Solomon 7:11-12; 8:6-7; 1 John 3:16; 4:7-19; John 15:9-17; 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 5 1-2.
On Husbands and Wives: Gen. 2:18, 21-24; Ruth 1:16; Ephesians 5:28-33.
On Marriage Itself: Hebrews 13:4; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10;6-9.
On Home and Family: Proverbs 24:3-6; Psalms 127:1-2, 128; Matthew 7:21,24-27; Ephesians 3:14-19.
On Praise and Joy: Psalms 8,118:24, 150; Isaiah 61:10-11; Jeremiah 33:10-11; Ecclesiastes 9:7-9.
The best time for reading wedding Bible scriptures is before the exchange of vows. I suggest that you and your fiance read through the verses before selecting any of them for your ceremony and think about how you both view and see them relating to your intended marriage. The scriptures chosen should be meaningful to the two of you and most importantly, you should both have a common interpretation of them.
There are plenty of known instances where men and women disagree about the meaning of a verse and it can turn into an uncomfortable play of "power and authority" which should be avoided, as marriage is a blessing instituded by God and it's supposed to be about a loving partnership between a man and a woman, it is not meant to be a ruler-ship or an ownership of any woman!
Although there are options for selecting other readings for your day, I still recommend the sacred verses of the Bible, this can bless your ceremony and most importantly it invites God to be a part of your wedding. In this day and age where divorces are a "societal norm", having God to help you as you take this transformative step in your life is a necessity and it should be a part of your daily life.
I hope that you consider the use of these wedding Bible scriptures for your ceremony and if you're wondering if I have a preference for any of the one's I've listed, my answer is yes, it's 1 Corinthians chapter 13. This chapter talks about the nature of love and describes what true love really is, it's a beautiful reading for marriage and for entering the path of an everlasting love.