Bible verses used in wedding invitations

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Bible verses used in wedding invitations
Finding an appropriate, meaningful verse requires careful consideration. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Couples searching for Bible verses used in wedding invitations have some restrictions that narrow their choices. Finding an appropriate, meaningful verse requires careful consideration.

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Space

Most wedding invitations can accommodate 10 to 15 words at best. Couples can include Bible verses in wedding programs, on bookmarks and as favours to extend the religious theme.

Communication

Bridal couples must consider each other in selecting significant Bible verses. If he wants traditional and she insists on modern, it's time to talk.

Tradition

Familiar Bible verses resonate with those in attendance. Wedding guests respond to I Corinthians 13:4: "Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails." Other classic choices include Ephesians 5:22 and Mark 10:9.

Significance

A Bible verse can set the tone for a couple's married life. "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15) can appear on their wedding invitations and as a framed calligraphic print in their home.

Extension

Bible verses too long for wedding invitations can figure into the ceremony, song choices and various speeches, helping the bridal couple achieve the religious tone they desire.

Tips

Longer Bible verses, such as Mark 10: 6-9, present a choice of lines to feature in wedding invitations. Bible verses add poetic elements. Song of Solomon 2:10-14,16a offers rich possibilities.

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