Oct 18

Order of Service Reading Prayers Music and Bible readings – Wedding Preparation

Order of Service Reading Prayers Music and Bible readings – Wedding Preparation
Choosing the music and readings is all part of personalizing your big day.
Refer to Checklist 5 ‘Order of Service’
□ Discuss the content and order of Service with the officiant. Seek their advice and, if possible, refer to order of Service sheets from previous weddings
• discuss inclusion of Holy Communion/Nuptial Mass
• discuss version of Service and vows
• state any preferences
– for the Reading(s) – see ‘Music and Bible Readings’
– for the Prayers
– for any specific points to be mentioned in the Address
• seek approval to include any performances
– by the choir
– by singer(s)
– by musician(s)
• discuss the hymns, psalms and organ music you would like – see ‘Music and Bible Readings’,
□ Arrange to meet the Organist
• discuss the music you would like played. It may be helpful to purchase or borrow a CD or download relevant tracks
– as a medley before the service begins
– for the entrance of the bride (Processional)
– during the signing of the register
– leaving the church (Recessional)
• offer to obtain sheet music, if appropriate
• discuss your choice of hymns/psalms
• determine how many order of Service sheets are required for the choir
□ Book singer(s) and musician(s)
□ Decide whether you will print the words or use hymn books

Music and Bible readings
Music can play an important part in your wedding as it sets the tone, creates an atmosphere and helps make the day more memorable for everyone. It is advisable to keep readings fairly short and to choose hymns that the majority of your guests will recognise and can join in singing.

Processional Music
As the bride walks up the aisle
□ Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner
□ Fugue in G Minor – Bach
□ Grand March from Aida – Verdi
□ Hornpipe in D from the Water Music – Handel
□ Prelude from Te Deum – Charpentier
□ Prince of Denmark’s March – Clarke
□ The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
□ Toccata in C – Zipoli
□ Trumpet Minuet – F Collins
□ Trumpet Tune and Air -Purcell
□ Trumpet Tune in D – Stanley
□ Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
□ Wedding Fanfare – Bliss
□ Wedding March from The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart

Traditional Hymns
Allow for up to three hymns
□ Alleluia, sing to Jesus
□ All people that on earth do dwell
□ All things bright and beautiful
□ And did those feet in ancient time (Jerusalem)
□ At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow
□ Come down, 0 Love divine
□ Dear Lord and Father of mankind
□ Father, hear the prayer we offer
□ Glorious things of thee are spoken
□ Great is thy faithfulness
□ Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
□ I vow to thee, my country
□ Immortal, invisible, God only wise
□ Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
□ Let all the world in every corner sing
□ Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
□ Love divine, all loves excelling
□ Now thank we all our God
□ O for a thousand tongues to sing
□ O Jesus I have promised
□ O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder
□ O perfect Love, all human thought transcending
□ O praise ye the Lord
□ Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
□ Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
□ Rejoice the Lord is King
□ The King of love my Shepherd is
□ The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) – to the tune of Crimond

Modern Popular Hymns
□ Amazing Grace
□ Be still for the presence of the Lord
□ Bind us together
□ Come on and celebrate
□ From heaven you came helpless babe (The Servant King)
□ Give me joy in my heart
□ Give thanks with a grateful heart
□ I cannot tell why he whom angels worship
□ Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it
□ Jesus put this song into our hearts
□ Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
□ Let there be love shared among us
□ Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
□ Lord for the years your love has kept and guided U Lord the light of your love is shining (Shine, Jesus, shine)
□ Make me a channel of your peace
□ Morning has broken
□ New every morning is the love
□ Lord of the Dance
□ One more step along the world I go
□ Teil out my soul
□ You shall go out with joy

Favorite Psalms
□ 23: The Lord is my Shepherd
□ 48: Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised
□ 67: God be merciful unto us, and bless us
□ 121: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills
□ 127: Except the Lord build the house
□ 128: Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord

Readings Old Testament
□ Genesis – Chapter 1, verses 26-28 and 31a
□ Song of Solomon – Chapter 2, verses 10-13 and Chapter 8 verses 6 and 7
□ Jeremiah – Chapter 31, verses 31-34
□ Tobit – Chapter 8, verses 4-8

New Testament
□ Matthew – Chapter 5, verses 1-10
□ Matthew – Chapter 7, verses 21, 24-27
□ Mark – Chapter 10, verses 6-9 and verses 13-16
□ John – Chapter 2, verses 1-11
□ John – Chapter 15, verses 1-8
□ John – Chapter 15, verses 9-17
□ Romans – Chapter 7, verses 1, 2, 9-18
□ Romans – Chapter 8, verses 31-35, 37-39
□ Romans – Chapter 12, verses 1, 2, 9-13
□ Romans – Chapter 15, verses 1-3, 5-7, 13
□ 1 Corinthians – Chapter 13
□ Ephesians – Chapter 3, verses 14-end
□ Ephesians – Chapter 4, verses 1-6
□ Ephesians – Chapter 5, verses 21-end
□ Philippians – Chapter 4, verses 4-9
□ Colossians – Chapter 3, verses 12-17
□ 1 John – Chapter 3, verses 18-end
□ 1 John – Chapter 4, verses 7-12

Signing the Register
□ Adagio from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C – Bach
□ Air and Gavotte – Wesley
□ Air from the Water Music – Handel
□ Canon in D major – Pachelbel
□ Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
□ Largo from the New World Symphony – Dvorak
□ Pastoral Symphony from The Messiah – Flandel
□ Pastorale to a Wild Rose – Macdowell
□ Prelude from Greensleeves – Vaughan-Williams
□ Prelude from Prelude, Fugue and Variation Op 18 – Franck
□ Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach Recessional Music

As the bride and groom leave the church together
□ Allegro from Symphony No. 6 – Widor
□ Bridal March – Hollins
□ Choral Song – Wesley
□ Fanfare – Whitlock
□ Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
□ Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 – Eigar
□ The ‘Great’ G major Prelude – Bach
□ Toccata from Symphony No. 5 – Widor
□ Toccata in C – Pachelbel

□ Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

□ Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mendelssohn

 

Checklist 5 Order of Service

Medley of music before the bride arrive

Processional

Officiant’s introduction

Hymn/Psalm

Bible Reading(s)

Marriage ceremony, including vows Bible Reading(s)

Address

Hymn/Psalm

Prayers and responses

Holy Communion Blessing

Music during the signing of the register

 
 

Checklist 5 Order of Service (Cont.)

Performances by * choir * musician(s) * singer(s)

Recessional

Items in italics are optional

Register Office    
Address    
Telephone Fax  
Email Website  
Superintendent Registrar    
Registrar/CPO    
Date of ceremony Time  
Number of guests    
Extra declarations or poetry readings  
Music of your choice    
Policy on confetti    
Policy on photographs/video/webcam  
Flowers    
Car parking    
Witnesses

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