Sample Wording for a Lutheran Wedding Program

Read on for a helpful Lutheran 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 truly personal. Below is some helpful sample wording for a traditional Lutheran wedding program.

Front Cover

Bride's name and Groom's name

Date

Our wedding day, a new life has its start. We'll share with each other one love, one dream, one heart.

Inside Page 1

The Marriage Ceremony Uniting

Bride's name and Groom's name

Day of week, Date
Time
Name of Church
City, State

The Marriage Ceremony

Prelude


Processional 

"Name of song" Composer


Bridal Processional 

"Name of song" Composer


The Invocation


The Scripture Lesson 

Book of Bible Chapter: Verse(s), reader's name


The Wedding Message 

reader's name


The Marriage Vows


The Exchange Rings


Declaration of Marriage


Lighting of the Unity Candle


"Name of song," Composer


The Prayers


The Lord's Prayer


The Benediction


Introduction of the Married Couple


The Recessional

"Name of song," Composer

Inside Page 2

The Wedding Party

Parents of the Bride
names

Parents of the Groom
names

Grandmother of the Groom
name

Grandfather of the Groom
name

Matron of Honor
name

Bridesmaids
names

Flower Girls
name

Best Man
name

Groomsmen
name

Ushers
names

Officiant
name

Organist
name

Note for Back Cover (Optional)

Please join us at [name of the reception site] following the ceremony. Cocktails begin at [start time of cocktail hour].

With Gratitude
Thank you for joining us on this joyous day! Being surrounded by our loving family and friends has made this day what it is meant to be—a celebration of love. Following the ceremony, we hope you can join us for dinner and dancing at name of reception site.

With Love,

Bride's name and Groom's name and our families


Special thanks to Zion Lutheran Church, Hinsdale, Illinois

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