For many couples, their faith and values in life mean a lot to them. No matter the religion or value. And for many future wives and future husbands, they want not only a Christ-centered marriage, but a Christ-centered wedding. They want their friends and families to see how much their faith means to them and their values for the future ahead of them.
There are many ways and ideas on how brides and grooms can incorporate their faith in their wedding day, whether it be through decoration, the ceremony itself, or the pictures between the newlywed couple. I understand why faith is so important to many people and that it is a very personal thing, so the hope is that you can use some of these creative wedding ideas to give your special and matrimonial day the Christ center it needs!
1. Washing of the Feet
In the Bible, Christians and followers of Christ are encouraged to serve one another. The disciples of Jesus used to wash each others’ feet as an act of service and humility to each other and to Jesus. When couples decide to wash each others’ feet at some point during the ceremony, it shows that they will forever serve each other with humility for the rest of their days.
2. Ring Bearer of Rings and Bible
If you are looking to put a little religious twist on your wedding decor, this cute and simple idea is just the way to do so! Especially for a rustic wedding theme or a vintage wedding theme, having a young ring bearer carry down a battered Bible with the rings attached to it with twine will give it an elegant and vintage look. So instead of having the sterotypical fluffy pillow holding the rings, give your wedding a little uniqueness with this cute and blessed idea.
3. A Blindfolded Prayer
Whether it be a couple holding hands behind a door or a groom blindfolded, holding hands with his soon to be wife, there are many ways brides and grooms can be together before the wedding without seeing each other. If brides are going with the traditional style of not seeing their fiance before the ceremony (having trouble deciding between traditional vs. the first look idea? Click here for clarity!), then praying with the groom blindfolded or holding hands behind each other is a precious and sentimental way to do so. Prayer is a powerful and spiritual thing, so why not begin your life together through prayer?
4. A Time of Worship
For those who love singing, worshiping, and or/are worship leaders, then incorporating this special way of connecting with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is ideal. Whether the couple literally leads the congregation and guests in song (you can put lyrics on the programs), or they have friends or a band do so, worshiping is wonderful way to include your faith during your ceremony.
5. Love is Patient Signs
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor 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.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
These verses can hold true and dear to our hearts when it comes to committing your lives to each other. Many couples will actually use these verses as their vows because of their truth and sincerity. So if you know someone who is artsy-fartsy and would love helping out in your wedding, then using these signs down your aisle can be a wonderful and gentle reminder.
6. A Cross at the Altar
If you have your mindset on having an arch, then maybe you would not want this decor as well. But if you have not really thought about it, consider having a cross up front at the altar. Especially if you decorate it with flowers or a sash of some sort, it can give any wedding the feels when it comes to your faith.
7. The Three Fold Braided Cord
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12
This symbolic act of tying a cord with three folds represents the relationship not only between a man and a wife, but between man, woman, and God. If you want to testify in front of your guests that you want to lead a godly marriage with your significant other, then having a thick rope and braiding it during the ceremony will show your guests you are serious about your faith and marriage. And that you both will take your new roles seriously, with the help of the Lord.