Christian Wedding Programs

Bible verses for wedding programs to give a Christian focus to your celebration.

Your wedding program helps share the details of your ceremony in a way that's easy for guests to understand even if they don't share your Christian faith. Creating your program at home lets you design an informative guide that doubles as a keepsake from your special day.

Information to Include in Your Program

Common additions to a Christian wedding program include:

  • Outline of the steps involved in the ceremony, including traditions such as lighting the unity candle and having the minister deliver a closing prayer and benediction
  • Titles of music used
  • Text of any readings or songs included in the ceremony
  • Names of the bridal party and their relationship to you
  • Thank yous and acknowledgments
  • Tributes to the deceased
  • Photographs of the bride and groom
  • Map or directions to the reception venue

If you have questions about the proper wording for a specific part of your wedding ceremony, your officiant should be able to provide the necessary guidance. If you are not certain your program adequately explains the ceremony for your non-Christian guests, consider asking a friend or family member who doesn't share your faith to provide feedback.

Bible Verses for Christian Wedding Programs

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Including a special Bible verse in your wedding program is a simple way to play tribute to your faith. Bible verses for weddings include the following:

  • This is my beloved, and this is my friend. ~Song of Solomon 5:16
  • Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him 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. ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
  • God has poured out his love into our hearts. ~Romans 5:5 (NIV)
  • Love is patient and kind, always trusts. Love never fails. ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. ~1 John 4:9-12
  • So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate. ~ Matthew 19:6 (NIV)
  • Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. ~Ephesians 5:1-2
  • The two will become one. ~Ephesians 5:31 (NIV)
  • Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. ~1 Peter 4:8


Showing Your Faith with a Christian Themed Program Template

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The Printable Wedding offers a number of resources for DIY wedding programs, including professionally designed templates that can easily be personalized with your text. Template options for Christian weddings include:

  • Ornate Cross Program: This simple yet elegant design is a tasteful way to incorporate your faith in your wedding program. Matching invitations are also available, as well as clip art you can use for wedding favors, signage, or other DIY projects.
  • Two Page Cross Wedding Program: Green and white stripes form a modern cross in this folding two page program. Coordinating wedding invitations and border graphics are also available.
  • Celtic Cross Program: Pay tribute to your Irish heritage as well as your Christian faith with this pretty wedding program design. Matching clip art and a slideshow template you can personalize for your wedding reception are also available.

Alternatively, you may wish to design your own program using wedding backgrounds that match your chosen color scheme and selected cross clip art designs.

There's nothing wrong with a simple printed program, but you can be more creative if you wish. Even something as small as rounding the corners with a scrapbooking paper punch or adding a ribbon bow at the top can give your program a pretty finishing touch. Programs that double as handheld fans are a popular choice for weddings held outdoors during the warmer summer months.

DIY Wedding Programs Make It Easy to Prepare for Your Special Day

Your wedding program is your opportunity to illustrate and commemorate your wedding for yourself, your bridal party, and your guests. When you design your own DIY program, you will be able to create a keepsake that perfectly reflects your Christian faith.

Written by: The Printable Wedding Team