A traditional Christian wedding ceremony kind of demands that a few scriptures be thrown into the mix of vows and preaching, which means that you are, once again, faced with a couple of choices. Now, I know what you’re thinking: do I really want another passage from Corinthians read at my wedding? It seems a little done! Luckily The Bible provides us with a smorgasbord of options to choose from, and not all on them necessarily need to feel like a cliché. As long as your officiant is happy to take scripture requests, how about considering some of these bible verses suited to a wedding ceremony?
Poetry from Proverbs
This scripture from Proverbs has a lovely poetic feel to it.
“There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman.”
A Scripture on Commitment
This is lovely lamentation from Ruth. Also poetic in nature it is a tribute to the commitment once makes in marriage.
“Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The Lord do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.”
Two Are Better Than One
A Scripture about the joy of finding someone to spend your life with.
“Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labour:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Happy Wedding Planning!