(Closed) Bible verse in a wedding invitation

posted 10 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: Which bible verse is best for wedding invite

    1 Corinthians 13:7-8

    Matthew 19:6

    1 John 4:12

    Other, please share below

  • Post # 3
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Love love LOVE 1 John 4:12

    Post # 4
    3165 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love Matthew 19:6 :]

    Post # 5
    110 posts
    Blushing bee

    I love Matthew 9:16.  It’s beautful, simple, and classic.

    Post # 6
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would use the first sentence of Matthew 19:6

    Post # 8
    4122 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like Matthew first and then John 2nd… For what it’s worth, I can’t stand the use of Corinthians for weddings…. I can’t help but think of the orgies and prostitutes he was writing in regards to for that passage, lol. 

    Post # 9
    43 posts
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I personally love Mark 10:8

    Post # 11
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would avoid Matthew.  As this phrasing is usually used at the end of a marriage ceremony after you have actually been joined in marriage by God I don’t think is appropriate to use on the invitation prior to the wedding.  I would go with John .

    Post # 13
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I am including 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 on the back of my invites!  But I do love 1 John 4:12!

    Post # 14
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Absolutely not Corinthians. It’s the most overused Biblical passage of all time, it’s vomit inducingly soppy when taken in a romantic context, and it also does not mean what you think it means.

    That verse is not talking about romantic love, and it’s also not a great contextual use of that passage.

    Either of the others should be fine, I think. Personally I like Matthew because it is appropriate for weddings, people will find it familiar, and it comes across as neither too pious nor too soppy.

    Post # 15
    766 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I honestly wouldn’t put a Bible verse on invitations at all. I wouldn’t want any of my guests to feel uncomfortable if they didn’t share our religious beliefs. 

    Post # 16
    313 posts
    Helper bee

    I know this thread is super old…but I’m hoping to put Song of Solomon 3:4 on ours. “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

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