If you’re planning a Christian wedding, you have probably already picked the church. In fact, you’re likely already imagining the pews filled with elegantly dressed family and friends.
But, have you picked out what type of music you want to play at your wedding? There are so many great worship songs that speak to your faith whilst giving your special day a fresh and contemporary feel!
To help you get inspired, we put together a list of the most popular song choices that are sure to fill your special day with faith, love, and worship.
Christian Wedding Songs For Each Event
For any song to be called ‘Christian,’ it has to reflect faith-based principles through either the lyrics or the general meaning of the song. Amazingly, there are songs from almost every genre and music style to choose from!
We’ve divided our song list into eight categories to make it easier to select your favorites:
- The Top Contemporary Christian Wedding Songs
- For the Ceremony
- For the Processional
- For the Recessional
- For the Reception
- For the First Dance
- For the Mother/Son Dance
- For the Father/Daughter Dance
Let’s dive in!
The Top Contemporary Christian Wedding Songs
All wedding songs are beautiful. Yet, if you want to add some rock, hip-hop, and even rap tracks, take a look at the following playlist…
“Haven’t Even Kissed”
This sweet-sounding pop song is a must-have at your wedding. It’s performed by the contemporary singer, songwriter, and composer, MORIAH.
“No Impossible With You”
Performed by a six-member band called I Am They, this is one song that’s sure to get everyone up and dancing. We also like the faith-based lyrics that promise a bright future filled with love and hope.
“Praying for You”
“Praying for You” is performed by the contemporary gospel artist, Mandisa. Its smooth chords and charming lyrics are everything you can ask for in a Christian wedding song.
“Thank God I Got Her”
Performed by the contemporary Christian pop singer, Jonny Diaz, “Thank God I Got Her” was listed as one of iTunes Christian charts’ Top 5 Hits. It even earned him a performance award at the ASCAP Christian Music Awards back in 2017.
“When God Made You”
“When God Made You” is a beautiful love song with a soft and tender beat. It’s performed by the contemporary Christian music group NewSong who are famous for their timeless music and lyrics that touch hearts and make memories.
For the Ceremony
A wedding ceremony is always special and heartwarming no matter what music is playing. Still, filling the church with these Christian songs will show the union you share with your partner and with God.
“A Perfect Plan”
The soothing voice of Kriss Tee Hang rings through in this song. Both the romantic tunes and spiritual lyrics will make your heart sing with joy.
This tender, moving song by JJ Heller is a ceremony song choice. The music is great and the lyrics offer promises of a bright future filled with love for each other.
“God Gave Me You”
“God Gave Me You” is one of Dave Barnes’s most beautiful, contemporary love songs. Its faith-based lyrics make it ideal for a Christian wedding.
“Sleep Without You”
Performed by Brett Young, this is a soulful contemporary song that’ll have everyone up and out of their seats. From the lyrics to the music, “Sleep Without You” has all the elements of a terrific Christian wedding song.
“The Day Before You”
Written by Matthew West, a contemporary musician/singer-songwriter, this is an all-time favorite. West wrote this song for his own wedding, which explains why it’s such the perfect wedding song!
“When You’re With Me”
The Christian pop-rock band “The Afters” are masters at creating masterpieces. “When You’re With Me” is both a spiritual and romantic tune that your guests will enjoy listening to during the ceremony.
For the Processional
A wedding processional is when a group of people walk down the aisle ahead of the bride. It typically includes:
- The Groom
- Best man
- The bridesmaids
- Maid of honor
- Flower girls
- Ring bearers
- The bride and her father
Here are our top processional songs:
“Forever and Always”
Walk through the church to this smooth Christian song. Performed by Lifebreakthrough, it has a blend of gospel, country, and a bit of folk music.
“Love of My Life”
“Love of My Life” is performed by the multi-talented Michael W. Smith. It’s a soft ballad that every bride and groom should have on their wedding soundtrack.
The title pretty much gives it away. We’ll just add that “Love Song” by One Sonic Society is filled with loving lyrics that’ll make your heart melt.
“Love Will Be Our Home”
Sandi Patty is a Christian singer widely acclaimed for her wide vocal range. “Love Will Be Our Home” is a beloved track at many Christian weddings.
Performed by a soulful singer/songwriter, Tom Halperin, this song will tug at your heartstrings. You probably know Halperin from season 10 of American Idol where he was a Top 24 contestant.
“When I Say I Do”
Again, Matthew West graces us with his melodious voice and eloquent lyrics. Released in 2010, “When I Say I Do” is considered one of the best love songs for a faith-filled Christian wedding.
For the Recessional
Once you’re declared husband and wife, there’s nothing to do now but dance your way to the reception. Here are some amazing recessional song choices to pick from.
“God Gave You to Me”
Performed by the singer and minister, Daron Farmer, this song is a symbol of eternal faith and love. It’s become a classic at Christian-inspired weddings.
“I Choose You”
Performed by Andy Grammer, “I Choose You” is a neo-soul type of song. It has a nice beat and warm, tender lyrics that reflect the deep love you as a couple share.
“Meant to Be”
“Meant to Be” is another amazing song from the Christian folk singer JJ Heller. It’s a thoughtful piece written with love and performed with lots of heart.
“Perfect Love” by Lincoln Brewster needs no explanation; the title says it all. It’s idea for the recessional, yet the romantic lyrics make it the perfect song for any part of the wedding.
Written and performed by the singer/songwriter Andrew Ripp, “Roses” is contemporary with a profound feel to it. It also has hints of pop, which is why it works perfectly for the recessional.
“The Marriage Prayer”
“The Marriage Prayer” is like an elegant sermon put to music. performed by the talented Christian artist John Waller, it has a soft, earnest tone with a refreshing melody and sentimental lyrics.
For the Reception
The wedding reception is where you cut the cake, get on the dance floor and mingle with guests. It’s also an excuse to play more great music!
“Forever and Ever, Amen”
The legendary Randy Travis performs this song with such warmth and depth. It’s a great choice for all those hopeless romantics out there.
Brett Young is a popular Christian pop singer. His hit single, “Here Tonight,” stayed at the top of the Billboard Country Charts for two weeks straight. It’s not surprising once you listen to the lyrics and dance along to the beat.
“This is the Day”
“This is the Day” has elements of funk, hip hop, and jazz. Performed by Mamas Gun, it’s a fun, upbeat alternative to traditional Christian wedding songs.
“This Is Our Time”
This song is performed by the former worship pastor, Lara Martin. Your guests will be moved by Martin’s profound, operatic voice as they enjoy listening to “This Is Our Time.”
“Till I Found You”
Performed by the contemporary musician, singer/songwriter, Phil Wickham, this track is all about the greatness of the love you share with your partner.
“Waited for You”
“Waited for You” is one of Private Drive’s most widely acclaimed love songs. The lyrics combined with its pleasant beat make it a classic choice for the reception.
For the First Dance
You can’t have a wedding without the newlywed couple’s oh-so-romantic first dance.
“Hold On to Me”
Lauren Daigle’s heart-warming voice rings through this slow-paced number. As you can tell from the title, it’s all about promising one another commitment, faithfulness, and unconditional love.
“Girl of My Dreams”
“Girl of My Dreams” by Brandon Heath is all about the quirks of married life. Yet, Heath combines a bit of charm and humor to make this song a must-have at your wedding.
“I Found Love”
“I Found Love” is one of CeCe Winans’s most popular tracks. As the most-awarded and best-selling female gospel artist ever, Winans has a long list of inspiring songs.
“In Case You Didn’t Know”
Another sweet song performed by Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know” is filled with warm, tender lyrics that’ll make everyone’s heart skip a beat. This is one of our favorites and we’re sure your guests will feel the same!
“No Matter Where You Are”
Performed by the married duo, Michael and Carissa, this is an emotional Christian love song that seems just right for the first dance. It’s upbeat, yet faith-based and spiritual, which makes it perfect for your wedding.
“Two Becoming One”
“Two Becoming One” by Jonathan and Emily Martin is a sweet, soft melody perfect for the first dance. Its touching lyrics are made extra special by the swaying rhythm of the song.
For the Mother/Son Dance
What better way for the groom to show his appreciation than dedicating one or two of the following songs to his mother?
“A Mother’s Love”
This slow-paced tune by Mark Masri is about appreciating all the little things mothers have done through the years. What better way for the groom to enjoy a special moment with the other remarkable lady in his life!
The Casting Crowns released this beautiful song in 2011. As far as Mother/Son songs go, this is a winner in our book!
“Good to Know”
You can’t find a better song for a Mother/Son dance than this one by Zach Williams. This slow-paced country-style number is about how a mother’s love can always be depended on, no matter what.
“Who Is There Like You?”
This inspirational song by Paul Oakley is filled with moving lyrics and faith-based undertones. Plus, the gentle, swaying music is perfect for enjoying a special Mother/Son dance.
This is another beautiful piece from Lauren Daigle. “You Say” is a nice change of pace from conventional romantic tunes played at weddings.
For the Father/Daughter Dance
Just like the groom and his mother share a special bond, so does a father and his newlywed daughter. We wanted this unbreakable bond to shine through our song choices.
Another amazing tune by NEEDTOBREATHE, “Difference Maker” is fun and upbeat. The bride and her father will have a blast dancing to this song!
“Hundred More Years”
Francesca Battistelli encapsulates all the hopes and dreams fathers have for their daughters in this sweet song. “Hundred More Years” is filled with lyrics that’ll warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes.
JJ Heller gives us yet another marvelous song. Its soft and soothing tune makes it a terrific choice for the Father/Daughter dance.
“Love Never Fails”
“Love Never Fails” feels genuine and special. Performed by Brandon Heath, this piece talks about the power of love, especially that between a father and his little girl.
“Through the Eyes of My Father”
This song, performed by Brianna Hayes, is the fitting backdrop for a father watching his little girl’s wedding day. Its warm, sincere lyrics describe the special bond shared by a father and his daughter.
“You’re My Little Girl”
“You’re My Little Girl.” It’s performed by the Acappella group from Minnesota, Go Fish, made up of three best friends. This is a sweet, heartfelt track everyone’s sure to love.