Post # 1
Hey there! I am a weddingbee virgin, so I’m not familiar with asking for advice.
When would be the best time to have these hymns sung during the ceremony?
We are getting married by our Pastor at our church in April 2014.
The hymns will be accompanied by a string trio. I selected “How great thou art” and my fiance “Be thou my vision”. Which one do you think should come first and where should they be placed in the ceremony?
Thank you! <3
Post # 3
“How Great Thou Art” is totally my favorite hymn!
So I vote that one second. So people can warm up on the first one.
And I’d talk to your Pastor! He probably has a general script or order for ceremonies, so he’ll know where they’re going!
Post # 4
@BrandNewBride: Thank you! It’s mine too! Makes me all teary though…
I’ll try and pin pastor down, but he is always so busy 🙂 Thanks again.
Post # 5
@Laurrieness: Talk to the pastor, but I imagine the order would be:
Entrance; Welcome; Hymn 1; Message; Hymn 2; Vows; Sign the register.
We had two songs, and a 3rd song was done as an item (rather than congregational singing) during the signing.
I think HGTA first and BTMV just before the vows. Because HGTA is a “celebration / affirmation” song (so more naturally belongs at the start), while BTMV is actually sort of a prayer, so more naturally belongs after the message + before the vows. They are both wonderful hymns though!
Post # 6
I think that it really doesn’t matter as long as the wedding ceremony itself is early in the service so that you enjoy most of the service as a married couple.