Dinner Prayer At Wedding Reception

The Dinner Prayer At Wedding Reception is special as it will be the first prayer before a meal as husband and wife.



Saying a dinner prayer before a meal is a common practice, to give thanks for the food on your plate and to bless the marriage of the newlywed couple.

Who Says the Dinner Prayer at Wedding Reception:

If the couple was married in a religious ceremony, they will traditionally invite the priest, etc. who married the to the wedding reception.

It is usual then, that they give the duty of saying the dinner prayer over to him/her.

However, if the marriage ceremony was conducted by an officiant and not overly religious, then it could either be done by the officiant or it could be given by a special friend or family member of the bride and groom.

If you are asked by the couple to give the prayer or blessing of the food before the meal is served, it is a great honor and you should definitely work on writing something down rather than give an "off the cuff" dinner prayer/blessing.

You might find yourself a little lost at coming up with an original dinner prayer at wedding reception, but you can consult with your own religious leader for help or use one of the already written ones here or in a prayer book.

It is also a good idea to run the prayer that you do come up with past the bride and/or groom so that they can approve of your choice before you stand up and say it at the reception.

Whichever way you decide, it is best to keep the prayer/blessing short and incorporate the following:

  • thank the higher power for the meal which everyone is about to eat
  • thank and bless everyone attending the reception
  • ask the higher power to bless the new couple in their marriage

There are some already written prayers for the reception dinner you could use as well, feel free to modify to better fit...

Examples of the Dinner Prayer at Wedding Reception:

Traditional Catholic Dinner Prayer...

Bless us, O Lord, and these gifts,
which we are about to receive from thy bounty
through Christ our Lord. Amen






Wedding Dinner Blessing...

Lord God, Creator of the universe, Father of us all,
we have gathered here around this dinner table to celebrate the love and commitment
that have united (bride's name) and (groom's name), in a wonderful bond of marriage.
Bless, Father, this food that we are about to receive with grateful hearts
as a sign of your continuous bounty and providence.
May your generous blessing descend also upon these newly married spouses,
their families and friends present here at this joyful banquet.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, on God for ever and ever. Amen






Wedding Dinner Blessing...

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for the food we share tonight,
in celebration of (bride's name) and (groom's name)'s marriage.
We thank you for the love, guidance and support of our parents, family and friends.
We thank you for making this day so enjoyable, and bless those that have worked hard to
make this day a success for (bride's name) and (groom's name).
Thank you Lord for the freedom we have in our lives and the beautiful country we enjoy it in.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, on God for ever and ever. Amen





Wedding Dinner Blessing...

Heavenly Father, we ask you to bless this food and those who prepared it and those who will serve it.
We also ask your blessing on (bride's name) and (groom's name) who have come to you this day to unite themselves to you in love and sacrament, and upon their families.
In Jesus' love.... Amen.





Wedding Dinner Blessing...

For good food and those who prepare it, for good friends with whom to share it,
and for the love which (bride's name) and (groom's name) have for each other, we thank you, Lord
Amen




Wedding Dinner Blessing...

Lord Jesus Christ,
we thank you for the food we share tonight,
in celebration of (bride's name) and (groom's name)'s marriage
We thank you for the love, guidance and support of our parents, family and friends
We thank you for making this day so enjoyable, and bless those that have worked hard to
make this day a success for (bride's name) and (groom's name),
Thank you Lord for the freedom we have in our lives and the beautiful country we enjoy it in
Heavenly Father, we ask this blessing for the newly married couple,
Amen





Dinner Prayer at Wedding Reception...

For sumptuous food and tender roast,
For the invitation from our gracious host;
For (bride's name) whom (groom's name) loves the most;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Amen





Dinner Prayer at Wedding Reception...

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for the food we share tonight, in celebration of the marriage of (bride's name)and (groom's name).

We thank you for the love, guidance and support of our parents, family and friends.

We thank you for making this day so enjoyable, and bless those that have worked hard to make this day a success.

Thank you Lord for the freedom we have in our lives and the beautiful country we enjoy it in.

Heavenly Father, we ask this blessing for the newly married couple,

Amen


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