The selection of wedding hymns is one of the main ways you can personalize your religious service (since if you’re getting married in a church, you may not be able to write your service or your vows from scratch).
So if you’re having a church wedding, we’ve rounded up some wedding hymns beloved by the APW community, along with a few other hymns we just flat out love. Call this our best wedding hymns roundup, and use it to get to work on making your wedding ceremony feel like your own. (Please ignore how cheesy many of the You Tube videos are, this is just to give you a reminder of the tune.)
how to choose wedding hymns
When selecting wedding hymns, think about hymns that have some relation to your wedding ceremony thesis (what does marriage mean to the two of you?), hymns that will set the tone for various parts of the service, and hymns you just flat out love… a specific relationship to love and marriage is in no way needed. We haven’t divided these wedding hymns by denomination, but have instead divided them by style, figuring you’ll pick hymns that are familiar to your religious practice.
Meg is the Founder of APW, and has been the sites EIC for the past twelve years. She has written two best selling wedding books:A Practical Weddingand A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg’s work has been referenced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Jezebel, and Refinery29. She’s also written hugely viral wedding articles for Buzzfeed. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.