If you’ve chosen to have a church wedding, you will not be short of readings. The Bible has a lot to say about love. So much so, in fact, that it was quite the emotional task to whittle it down to our absolute favourite Bible wedding readings. We’ve shared some known favourites and found some hidden gems as well. The first section is full of verses that would be beautiful wedding readings and the second half of the post focuses more on small verses that would be perfect either read aloud, embedded in your wedding stationery or dotted around your venue. However you choose to use these verses, it’s a wonderful way to pepper your wedding day with words that have deep meaning.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:16
Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
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 4:12
I appeal to you; therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal; be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
Romans 12:1-2, 9-13
The following verses are small but mighty. Any of them could be short, but sweet Bible wedding readings. Or you may find them perfect for sharing with your guests in your stationery or signage throughout your day.
I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.
Song of Solomon 2:16
Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another.
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Love yesterday, today and forever.
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for The Lord holds them by the hand.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
God has poured out his love into our hearts.
I thank my God every time I think of you.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18
I have found the one whom my soul loves.
Song of Solomon 3:4
Finding the perfect Bible wedding readings can be a difficult task. But hopefully one of the beautiful verses above gave you all the feels you’re looking for.
If you come across any other gorgeous Bible wedding readings that you think we should add to this list, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If that round up of Bible wedding readings isn’t enough for you, or you want a broader scope of wedding readings to consider, we have also recorded an entire Rock My Wedding Podcast episode about Wedding Readings here. Enjoy! And if you still want more then have a read of our other wedding readings related posts below.