The most important thing going into my marriage is to have it built on Christ as the foundation. There's a lot we're doing privately to ensure that happens, but we want to make that commitment public and explicit, and to honor God in our wedding. Aside from the pastor's words and scripture readings that even many non-Christians incorporate, what are some ideas on how to focus on God during the ceremony and reception?
So far, some of my/our potential ideas include:
- As part of decorations, lining the aisle with scripture that has been especially meaningful to us, and maybe explaining in the program why we chose each verse.
- Instead of a traditional guest book, putting out a Bible and asking guests to highlight verses for us, either things that have been meaningful to them or something they think would be good for us
- A couple of worship songs during the ceremony
- Christian music in the background during dinner or whenever we have background music. Dance music will be secular, though
- Making God prominent in our vows, if we decide to write our own, or maybe making a marriage mission statement and publicizing at least part of it.
- First dance song relating to God's place in our relationship
Any other ideas? If it makes a difference, his side is almost entirely Christian (maybe 2 guests who aren't), and mine is almost entirely NOT Christian (maybe two who are active enough Christians that they go to church at least once a year. Most, maybe all, do label themselves Christian more than any other religion, though exchanging Christmas presents is the most they do that associates with being "Christian").