If you are in the process of planning a wedding, perhaps you are considering what the Bible has to say about this subject. From verses about marriage to stories about weddings in the Old and New Testaments, Scripture offers much wisdom to anyone preparing to tie the knot.
We’ve included several verses for weddings below along with every mention of the word “wedding” in the NASB. We hope that these scriptures will be an encouragement to you!
What Does the Bible Say About Weddings?
What is the purpose of weddings? The Bible emphasizes the importance of marriage and encourages you to make this your focus as you plan your big day.
And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no person is to separate.” – Matthew 19:4-6
And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. – Ecclesiastes 4:12
Bible Verses to Add to Your Wedding Invitations
If you are looking for verses to add to your wedding invitations, below are several to consider.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. – Ephesians 5:31
All that you do must be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:14
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. – 1 John 4:18
Bible Verses for Marriage Vows
As you plan your marriage vows, below are a couple of verses to consider including.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing
And obtains favor from the Lord. – Proverbs 18:22
If I speak with the tongues of mankind and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give away all my possessions to charity, and if I surrender my body so that I may glory, but do not have love, it does me no good. – 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Every Mention of the Word “Wedding” in the Bible
We’ve included all mentions of the word “wedding” in the NASB below. We hope reflecting on these verses will deepen your knowledge of God’s Word!
Bible Verses About Weddings in Psalms
Fire devoured His young men, And His virgins had no wedding songs. – Psalm 78:63
Bible Verses About Weddings in Song of Solomon
Go out, you daughters of Zion, And look at King Solomon with the crown With which his mother has crowned him On the day of his wedding, And on the day of the joy of his heart.” – Song of Solomon 3:11
Bible Verses About Weddings in Matthew
“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who held a wedding feast for his – Matthew 22:2
And he sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. – Matthew 22:3
Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened cattle are all butchered and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast!”’ – Matthew 22:4
Then he *said to his slaves, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. – Matthew 22:8
So go to the main roads, and invite whomever you find there to the wedding feast.’ – Matthew 22:9
Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests. – Matthew 22:10
“But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, – Matthew 22:11
and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. – Matthew 22:12
But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the groom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. – Matthew 25:10
Bible Verses About Weddings in Luke
You are also to be like people who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door for him when he comes and knocks. – Luke 12:36
“Whenever you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, – Luke 14:8
Bible Verses About Weddings in John
and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. – John 2:2
Bible Verses About Weddings in Revelation
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” – Revelation 19:9