(Closed) Timeline for wedding ceremony – when to sing hymns?

posted 5 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

“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 # 5
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
2766 posts
Sugar bee

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.

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