Popular wedding hymn suggestions
Our guide to well known wedding hymn choices that make for a great sing-a-long!
A wedding without songs to sing along to would be like having fish without chips, but what songs should you choose?
With almost any style of wedding ceremony, this is when familiar hymns that you sang throughout your childhood come into their own, whether you remember them from school, church or singing along to Songs of Praise on TV before Sunday bedtime!
You can be sure you and your wedding guests can raise the roof with favourite hymns as they are likely to know the words and music, which is much better than listening to awkward mumblings as your guests grapple with a song they've got no clue how to sing.
If the last time you sang a hymn was in school assembly and you've gone a bit vague on your favourites since, take a look at the list below to refresh your memory and help you choose the perfect crowd pleaser that will also means something special to you.
Do bear in mind though that you need to consider the instrumental accompaniment you'll have available on the day. Some hymns that work perfectly well on an impressive church organ are a real struggle for a guitar and vice versa! Have a quick word with the minister, organist or musicians you'll have on the day and see if you can have a run through your chosen hymns with them and come to some compromise that will work well if you don't have access to the full pipe organ, electric guitar and orchestra you had in mind!
As for when to include your hymns throughout your wedding ceremony, take a look at our guide to music in your ceremony.
And finally? If you fancy a play through some of our favourite suggestions of music for a church or civil ceremony, listen to our wedding music CD's and pick your favourites!
Hymn suggestions that are likely to be very familiar:
- All things bright and beautiful
- Amazing Grace
- Be our chief guest, Lord
- Bind us together
- Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
- Give me joy in my heart
- God of all living
- Guide me, o thou great Redeemer
- Immortal, invisible
- I vow to thee my country
- I watch the sunrise
- Jesus, stand among us
- Lead us heavenly father lead us
- Lord of all hopefulness
- Lord of the dance
- Love divine, all loves excelling
- Morning has broken
- O Jesus I Have Promised
- O Perfect Love
- Make me a channel of your peace
- One More Step Along The World I Go
- Praise my soul the King of Heaven
- The King of Love my Shepherd is