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26 Beautiful Wedding Blessings And Prayers


It’s a great gift and blessing from Heaven to find real love. Wedding unites people, unites their hearts and souls. According to wedding traditions, at the ceremony or reception, one of the guests says wedding blessings to a young couple.


Nowadays it’s not obligatory to be done by religious prayer, as we tend to think, but possibly just a wish for newlyweds’ happiness and prosperity. Here, we’ve picked up everything you need to know about wedding blessings.

You’ll be amazed!

A Tradition Of Wedding Blessings And Prayers

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Firstly, let’s answer the question “what exactly is a blessing?” A blessing is mercy, benefit, approval. In general, people used to say the blessing before or after a meal, or when they favored someone or something.

They mostly appeal to a High Power, asking for the guard, protection, health, and peace. Speaking about wedding blessings, they don’t differ much. We also ask for all the best, but precisely for the bride and groom, for their marriage, well-being and a bright future.


When It’s Time To Say Your Wedding Blessing

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Traditionally, a blessing is given during the ceremony or at the reception before dinner. Depending on customs and couple’s preferences, it’s said either by a religious leader or by a family member. Generally, it goes before the ceremony to grace all the guests, to invite holiness to the venue. But at the end, the blessing is to pray for God’s approval of the new marriage.

At the reception, you might say wedding blessings to a family member, like father’s pray to son, sister’s blessing, etc.

However, they all vary in length, it could be long marriage quotes or just a short saying, but they all have care, kindness, and goodwill in common.


Religious Wedding Prayers

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Religious wedding blessings are those which appeal to God. They could be taken from the Bible as a quote, or be simply directed to divine forces. For example, English traditional vows are usually written on the base of the Bible but don’t sound very pious.

Thus, we picked up the best examples of Christian wedding blessings:

May God bless, keep and guide you the rest of your lives. Happy Wedding Day!

Rejoice in your love for each other! God bless you now and always.

God bless this marriage and may your love for each other continue to grow.

May God bless the two of you abundantly in love, joy, and happiness.

We are praying that God guides you in your new adventure. May God pour out blessings on you two.

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Mark 10:9

Rejoice in your love for each other! God bless you now and always.

As you become one in Christ, we wish you more joy and blessings.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. I John 4:18

We are praying that God guides you in your new adventure. May God pour out blessings on you two.

Jewish Wedding Blessings

Jewish people take wedding ceremonies seriously. They pay a lot of attention to it and make efforts to keep and cherish their customs. One of them is ShevaB’rachot, Seven Blessings. Jewish wedding blessings are the pray for the bride’s and groom’s joy, companionship, love, and peace. Let’s have a look at some examples:

A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.

Here’s to health and prosperity, To you and all your posterity. And them that doesn’t drink with sincerity, That they may be damned for all eternity!

May all your hopes and dreams come true, and may the memory of this day become dearer with each passing year


Non-Religious Wedding Blessings

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No doubt, there are families and young couples who are not really close to any religion. Some statistics say their number dominates. Still, people want to say something warm, cheerful and motivative to the newlyweds. Speaking of non-religious wedding blessing, they are similar to the religious ones, but you just won’t hear the name of God in it.

When you say wish or blessing, it’s crucial to be yourself, to feel at ease and speak from your heart. So, in case you are not a member of any confession, don’t feel uncomfortable and choose one of the following timeless wedding blessings:

“May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.”

“May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together.”

“Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”

“Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together.”

“Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.”

“Congratulations on the most important union of your life! May you two always find love and hope in the company of one another.

“My best wishes to two very exceptional people. Nothing makes me prouder than to tell the world that both of you are my friends. Enjoy a happy, fulfilling married life!”

“Here’s to you two—wishing my two favorite lovebirds a lifetime of happiness and love. Congrats on a beautiful wedding!”

“Warmest wishes to a fantastic couple. Here’s to a lifetime of adventure, love, and happiness! Congratulations on your matrimony.”

” I hope that every day you two spend together is as blissful and love-filled as possible. Here’s to one of my all-time favorite couples! Congratulations.”


More Blessings For You

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In fact, each culture is always interesting and charming when you find out its wedding traditions. It’s always quite intriguing to discover what rituals people carry out to unite their soles. By the way, the brightest wedding blessings are said in Ireland.

Look, they are awesome:

“Always remember to forget the things that made you sad. But never forget to remember the things that made you glad. Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you. Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day”

“May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!”

The other interesting wedding traditions are, in our opinion, from Japan. They have quite strict rituals before the day of the marriage and very meaningful bride’s accessories. Japanese wedding blessings are called Norito. Here’s one of them:

Bless them as unmoving and eternal
May their lives flourish like luxuriant trees.
May they, bride and groom, together with heaven and earth, with the sun and the
moon, continue to give out light and radiance.
Thus we do reverently pray.

Now you know a lot about wedding blessings. We hope you’ve found inspiration here and now feel confident to write your own, the very best wedding blessing.