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Whether you are having a church wedding or a civil ceremony; songs and wedding hymns can add to the sense of occasion and make your guests feel that they are a part of your marriage ceremony. Choosing wedding hymns can be tricky, so here are a few tips on including wedding hymns, along with a selection of traditional and modern hymns to choose from.
Even if you are having a modern style wedding, a couple of traditional wedding hymns at your ceremony can add something to your big day. The classic wedding hymns that most of your guests will know include:
You can often find more contemporary lyrics, or words written specifically for weddings, that can be sung to these well known tunes. One good example is the tune of Morning has Broken. There are at least two alternative sets of words that can be sung to that tune; Come to a Wedding, or Standing Together, Facing the Future.
There are a wide range of contemporary wedding hymns that have been written specifically with marriage ceremonies in mind. If your guests are church goers that will know the modern wedding hymns, they can add an energy and zest to your ceremony. However, if nobody will know the hymns you choose, try to arrange a choir to help them out.
Here are a few possible modern wedding hymns for your ceremony: