Before you make your final decision, here’s a quick checklist to make sure you get the right reading for your wedding ceremony Does the reading meet with the approval from…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
Follow our guide to find the perfect wedding day reading
If you have chosen to have a religious wedding ceremony, you will probably already know lots about the Bible and will be aware that the New Testament is a collection of 27 books that form the second of the two‐part Christian Bible and are all about the life and teachings of Jesus, the letters of the Apostle called Paul and other disciples.
Whether you regularly go to church or heard bits from the Bible at school, you’ll be surprised how many readings from the New Testament you recognize, because they are often well known and are a popular choice for many church wedding ceremonies.
Finding a Bible reading is easy once you know how. All you have to do is look them up by book, chapter and verse (for example Matthew.5, 1‐10 would refer to the book of Matthew, chapter 5, verses 1 ‐10).
So which New Testament reading should you choose for your own big day? Here’s a selection of our favourites to give you inspiration…
|Matthew 5: 1‐10||The Beatitudes|
|Matthew 5: 13‐16||You are the light of the world|
|Matthew 6: 19‐21||Where your treasure is, there will your heart also be|
|Matthew 7: 24‐29||A wise man built his house upon a rock|
|Matthew 22: 36‐40||The greatest commandment|
|Mark 10: 6‐9||What God has joined together let no man put asunder|
|John 2: 1‐12||Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding in Cana|
|John 15: 1‐8||I am the vine and you are the branches|
|John 15: 9‐17||Love one another as I have loved you|
|Romans 12: 9‐12||Let love be genuine|
|1 Corinthians 13: 4‐13||Love|
|Ephesians 3: 14‐19||May you be grounded and rooted in love|
|Ephesians 5: 21‐33||Wives submit to your husbands, husbands love your wives|
|Colossians 3: 12‐17||Put on love, which binds everything together in harmony|
|1 John 4: 7‐8, 12||Beloved, let us love one another|
|Revelation 19: 5‐9||The marriage of the Lamb|
If you are still struggling to find a suitable Biblical reading, take a look at our other ideas for Biblical readings at your wedding, as well as our guide to common themes in Bible readings for your wedding and ideas for religious readings.