Sample Wording for a Baptist Wedding Program

Read on for a helpful Baptist wedding program template.
by The Knot

Religious elements or traditions can enrich a wedding ceremony, but determining what to include in the program to reflect your beliefs as a couple can be difficult. We've gathered sample programs from several religions to get you started. Use them as a guide and add your own spin to make your day a truly personal affair. Below is some helpful sample wording for a traditional Baptist wedding program.

Front Cover

The Celebration and Blessing of Marriage Uniting

Bride's name and Groom's name

Day of the week, Date

Name of Church

City, State

Inside Page 1

The Wedding Party

Parents of the Bride:

Parents of the Groom:

Grandparents of the Bride:

Grandparents of the Groom:

Matron of Honor:

Best Man:







Officiating Ministers:

Inside Page 2

The Marriage Ceremony

The Musical Prelude

Honoring the Grandmothers 

Seating the Mothers
"Name of Song" Composer

The Processional
"Name of Song" Composer

The Fanfare and Bridal Processional
"Name of Song" Composer

The Service of Worship

Presentation of the Bride


Declaration of Intent

Exchange of Vows

Exchange of Rings

Celebration of Communion
"Name of Song" Composer

Prayer of Blessing

Pronouncement of Marriage

The Recessional
"Name of Song" Composer

Note for Back Cover (Optional)

We are so honored and blessed to have each of you here this day to witness our wedding and to celebrate with us. It is in God's perfect timing and with His clear calling that we, with great joy, join our lives together.

We wish to thank our parents who have unconditionally loved us, prayed for us and supported us every step of the way. Outside of our personal relationships with Jesus Christ, they have played the greatest role in leading us and shaping us into the people we are today. This day is more wonderful because of their investment in our lives.

We would also like to thank our families and friends. From our childhood to today, our memories with you bless us, make us laugh and brighten our days. You are truly priceless treasures in our lives.

With love,
Bride's name & Groom's name

Special thanks to Ingleside Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia

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