(Closed) Favourite wedding Bible reading?

posted 7 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we’re doing 1 John 4:7-12. All about love, but a little different than the other standard love passage!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Song of Solomon 8:6-7

Colossians 3:12-19

Ephesians 5, 2. 21-33

Also there are a few in genesis I like.

I pretty much love every scripture 🙂 The ones the PP’s mentioned are great too!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Matthew 19:4-6, the Eohesians one  Mrs.Argentina posted, Ruth 1:16-17 (I know it was about her Mother-In-Law but the sentiment is incredible!) and we are also having Ephesians 4:1-6 at our wedding. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We used Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and Romans 12:9-12.

I actually knew immediately that I didn’t want 1 Corinthians 13:4 as I find it to be overused.  It seems to be included in more church weddings than any other passage.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is a great post, ladies!!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We used Genesis 2:15-25, Ephesians 5:22-28, John 13:34, Ruth 1:16-17, Deuteronomy 6:5-6, Colossians 3:12-16.  It seems like a lot but they really fit us and our relationship.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It isn’t strictly a “Wedding Reading” but our priest is allowing it 🙂

Our Old Testament reading is Ruth 1:16-17. 

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”


This reading is especially meaningful to me because it makes me think of my decision to convert to Catholocism.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re using either Mark 10:6-9 or the Ephesians passage already mentioned (5:1-2, 21-33). We’re having such a hard time deciding! Our other reading isn’t from scripture, but it’s a poem by Rumi called “This Marriage.” We’re having a non-denominational Christian ceremony, so I’m so happy that our officiant gave us the opportunity to choose our own readings!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@red_rose: We used the same one 🙂

(we also used a reading from Mere Christianity later after the final hymn as another Christian but nonBiiblical reading)

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Proverbs 15:17

New Living Translation (NLT)

 17 A bowl of vegetables with someone you love
      is better than steak with someone you hate.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Despite how overused it is (if you can call a Bible reading “overused” – it’s used that much for a reason!), I really love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.  But actually, I also like lines 1-3, which I don’t think anyone ever reads at a wedding, so they’d be a bit more unique: “If I speak in the tongues of men or angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

And I really like Ruth 1:16-17 – I agree with chasesgirl, it’s a very strong sentiment.


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