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Preparing for the photographs, at a wedding at Thornbury Castle, England
Wedding ceremony at Kiuruvesi Church in Kiuruvesi, Finland
"Wedding on a Tomorrow Street", painting by Yury Pimenov on a Soviet postage stamp.
.A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution.^ Same-sex wedding A same-sex or same-gender wedding is a ceremony in which two people of the same sex are married.
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^ Preparing for the photographs, at a wedding at Thornbury Castle, England Wedding ceremony at Kiuruvesi Church in Kiuruvesi, Finland "Wedding on a Tomorrow Street", painting by Yury Pimenov on a Soviet postage stamp.A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution.
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^ Chinese wedding customs Main article: Chinese marriage Traditional Chinese marriage is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a marriage established by pre-arrangement between families.
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.Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.^ Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.
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^ Their wedding customs and traditions include several Jewish elements and Indian customs.
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^ A traditional Japanese wedding ceremonyTraditional Japanese wedding customs (shinzen shiki) involve an elaborate ceremony held at a Shinto shrine.
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.Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader.
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^ After they exchange flower bouquets, they have the wedding ceremony, where the best man puts the wedding rings and crowns on the couple.
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.Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.^ There is a wedding reception following the ceremony, usually at a different venue.
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^ Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.
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^ This is often followed by the traditional wedding kiss.
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.Music, poetry, prayers or readings from Scripture or literature also may be incorporated into the ceremony.^ Music, poetry, prayers or readings from Scripture or literature also may be incorporated into the ceremony.
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^ Sanctity of Marriage, The If we are going to incorporate biblical and scriptural policy into law for homosexuality, why stop there?
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^ This book had a lot of great ideas for individuals who are looking to incorporate cultural traditions into their wedding ceremony.
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Contents

Common elements across cultures

.A number of cultures have adopted the traditional Western custom of the white wedding, in which a bride wears a white dress and veil.^ The Polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil.
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^ Kimono, the traditional garments of Japan Sari, Indian popular and traditional dress in India Dhoti, male garment in South India Dashiki, the traditional West African wedding attire Aodai, traditional garments of Vietnam Morning dress, western daytime formal dress Kilt, male garment particular to Scottish culture[1][2][3] Kittel, a white robe worn by the groom at an Orthodox Jewish wedding.
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^ European customs A wedding carriage in Bristol, EnglandThe Western custom of a bride wearing a white wedding dress, came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era (despite popular misconception and the hackneyed jokes of situation comedies the white dress did not indicate virginity, which was symbolized by a face veil).
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.This tradition was popularized through the wedding of Queen Victoria.^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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.Some say Victoria's choice of a white gown may have simply been a sign of extravagance, but may have also been influenced by the values she held which emphasized sexual purity.^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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[1] .Within the modern 'white wedding' tradition, a white dress and veil are unusual choices for a woman's second or subsequent wedding.^ Within the 'white wedding' tradition, a white dress and veil is not considered appropriate for a second or subsequent wedding of a widow or a divorcee.
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^ Within the "white wedding" tradition, a white dress and veil would not have been considered appropriate in the second or third wedding of a widow or divorcee.
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^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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.The notion that a white gown might symbolize sexual purity has been long abandoned, and is criticized by etiquette writers like Judith Martin as distasteful.^ This tradition came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era (despite popular misconception, the white dress did not indicate virginity, which was symbolized by the face veil).
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[2]
.The use of a wedding ring has long been part of religious weddings in Europe and America, but the origin of the tradition is unclear.^ Wedding customs around the world [edit] African customs [edit] Pygmy wedding traditions Pygmy engagements were not long and usually formalized by an exchange of visits between the families concerned.
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^ A traditional French wedding celebration at Château de HattonchâtelAt the reception, the couple customarily uses a toasting cup called a Coupe de Marriage.
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^ With the addition of Western tradition, the exchange of rings and weddings vows also take place.
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Historians like Vicky Howard, point out that belief in the "ancient" quality of the practice are most likely a modern invention.[3] ."Double ring" ceremonies are also a modern practice, a groom's wedding band not appearing in the United States until the early 20th Century.^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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[4]
.The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the newlyweds, their first dance as spouses, and the cutting of a wedding cake.^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.
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^ Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.
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A Parsee wedding, 1905

Traditional wedding garb

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  • Cheongsam or Hanfu, Chinese traditional formal wear.
  • Batik and Kebaya, a garment worn by the Javanese people of Indonesia and also by the Malay people of Malaysia.
  • Barong Tagalog, an embroidered, formal men's garment of the Philippines.
  • Kimono, the traditional garments of Japan
  • Sari, Indian popular and traditional dress in India
  • Dhoti, male garment in South India
  • Dashiki, the traditional West African wedding attire
  • Aodai, traditional garments of Vietnam
  • Morning dress, western daytime formal dress
  • Kilt, male garment particular to Scottish culture[5][6][7]
  • Kittel, a white robe worn by the groom at an Orthodox Jewish wedding.^ Batik and Kebaya, a garment worn by the Javanese people of Indonesia and also by the Malay people of Malaysia.
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    ^ Their wedding customs and traditions include several Jewish elements and Indian customs.
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    ^ White wedding Main article: White wedding A white wedding is a term for a traditional formal or semi-formal Western wedding.
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    The kittel is worn only under the Chupah, and is removed before the reception.
  • Topor, a type of conical headgear
  • Evening Suits
    • Black tie ("dinner jacket" in the UK; often referred to as a "Tuxedo" in the US; traditionally appropriate only for use after 6:00 p.m., but also seen in daytime, especially in the United States)
    • Non-traditional "tuxedo" variants (colored jackets/ties, "wedding suits")
  • White tie ("evening dress" in the UK; very formal evening attire)
  • Sherwani, a long coat-like garment worn in South Asia
  • Wedding crown, worn by Scandinavian brides
  • Wedding veil
  • Wedding dress
  • Langa Oni, traditional two piece garment worn by unmarried Telugu Hindu women.

Wedding music

Western weddings
Music played at Western weddings includes a processional song for walking down the aisle (ex: wedding march) and reception dance music includes:
.Problems listening to this file?^ Bridal march The Bridal Chorus from Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Problems listening to this file?
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  • "At Last" by Etta James is often chosen as the first song for the bride and groom to dance to.
Jewish weddings
.At traditional Jewish weddings, a solemn, wordless tune is sung as the groom and then bride walk down the aisles.^ In Poland it is quite unusual for the bride to be walked down the aisle or to have bridesmaids and groomsmen in a wedding.
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^ Jewish weddings At religious Jewish weddings, a solemn, wordless tune is sung as the groom and then bride walk down the aisles.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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Wedding customs around the world

African customs

Ethiopia

.The Wedding procedure starts with the groom's side sending a representative who requests the marriage between the parties.^ A Muslim wedding program in Turkey lasts from four to seven days, starting with separate celebrations of the bride and groom's families.
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^ "The dominant view of marriage in today's America is less a partnership than a joint venture between two parties concerned with preserving their own autonomy."

^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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Then an appointment is given and a verdict on the marriage is given. Before the wedding the Dowry (ጧሎሽ) is given as agreed. .On the wedding day the groom and three or four "bestmen" (ሚዜ) go to the wife's house.^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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.At the house the wife's family and friends ceremonially block the entrance to the house.^ Baraat is procession of family, relatives, and friends of groom that accompany the groom to bride’s home for official wedding ceremony.
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^ One the second day, the bride is with her family and friends with musicians and bunga manggar or palm blossom carriers at the bride's house.
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^ And to all of you, dearest family and friends, and on behalf of … A wedding is a … Let us open our wedding ceremony by blessing this sacred … more information… [...
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The associates must sing strongly and force their way into the house. The first bestman holds perfume and sprays everywhere inside the house.[9]

Nigeria

.In Nigeria, in west Africa, a husband never uses his wife’s name.^ Note how many so called conservatives now use the term "partner" to refer to the person one shares their bed with instead of the term wife or husband.
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.Only relatives and the women's own children are allowed to use the name her father gave her and it is only unmarried girls who may be called by name.^ Only unmarried women apply this to the bride to be.
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^ In May 2004, Melissa McCain, who is of Turkish descent, and Carl Bazarian Jr., whose father is Armenian, decided to marry.
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^ Our streets are littered with the broken lives of teen prostitutes who may be abused one thousand times with impunity while teens who gave themselves to their one and only husband in purity are locked up.
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.So to learn a married woman’s name, one has to ask her husband the name of her father, and use that.^ A man or woman was given one hundred days to get married upon finding out they were the beneficiary of an inheritance or forfeit the inheritance.
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^ (The priest makes the sign of the cross on himself, then the couple, and then the rings, (and jewelry) saying, “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, Amen.
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^ Note how many so called conservatives now use the term "partner" to refer to the person one shares their bed with instead of the term wife or husband.
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.When a couple are about to get married in this community people sing to inform that the bride is bound and is brought to the young man.^ Would require counseling for all couples with children seeking a divorce that would inform parents about the impact of divorce on children.
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^ There are also gentle ways to start building couples communities, beginning with breaking the silence about marriage.

^ It is something no married man knows anything about.
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.Singing and dancing are two very important fragments in the Nigerian weddings and they are always combined with a big feast.^ I believe it is very important that if children are coming into the marriage that they be recognized or participate in some aspect of the wedding ceremony itself.
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^ Finally, remember that while your children and children coming into a marriage are very important to consider, the wedding foremost is for the couple.
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^ Mentioning their name during the wedding assures that they are an important part of the occasion and have special status which guests and other family members attending do not.
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The bride is kept in a special hut where she stays till he is let inside.[9]

Pygmy wedding traditions

.Pygmy engagements were not long and usually formalized by an exchange of visits between the families concerned.^ Wedding customs around the world [edit] African customs [edit] Pygmy wedding traditions Pygmy engagements were not long and usually formalized by an exchange of visits between the families concerned.
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^ In the past, the engagement ceremony was organized by the future groom as a formal family gathering, during which he asked his chosen lady to marry him.
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.The groom to be would bring a gift of game or maybe a few arrows to his new in-laws, take his bride home to live in his band and with his new parents.^ By custom Aghd would normally take place at bride's parents/guardians home.
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^ Seven blessings are recited, blessing the bride and groom and their new home.
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^ It brings closer the families of a bride and a groom.
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.His only obligation is to find among his relatives a girl willing to marry a brother or male cousin of his wife.^ His only obligation is to find among his relatives a girl willing to marry a brother or male cousin of his wife.
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^ For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her.
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.If he feels he can feed more than one wife, he may have additional wives.^ If he feels he can feed more than one wife, he may have additional wives.
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^ He loved his son more than life itself, but he wasn't to going let Bobby run his life or he wouldn't have one.
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^ One study in San Francisco showed that 43 percent of male homosexuals had had more than 500 sexual partners.
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Arab wedding customs

.Although Christian weddings in the Arab World bear similarities to Western weddings, Muslim weddings in the Arab countries are influenced by Muslim traditions.^ Arab wedding customs Main article: Arabic wedding Although Christian weddings in the Arab World bear similarities to Western weddings, Muslim weddings in the Arab countries are influenced by Muslim traditions.
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^ Like Western-style traditions, a reception takes place right after the wedding ceremony.
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^ Cantonese wedding customs Main article: Cantonese wedding Most Cantonese wedding rituals follow the main Chinese wedding traditions, although some rituals are particular to the Cantonese people.
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.Muslim weddings start with a Sheikh and Al-kitaab (book) for the bride and groom.^ Muslim weddings start with a Sheikh and Al-kitab (book) for the bride and groom.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.A wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.However, these visits must be chaperoned to ensure purity of action between the two.^ However, these visits must be chaperoned to ensure purity of action between the two.
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.Men and women in wedding ceremonies and receptions are segregated, with areas for men and for women.^ Men and women in wedding ceremonies and receptions are segregated, with areas for men and for women.
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^ Like Western-style traditions, a reception takes place right after the wedding ceremony.
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^ We would like a casual outdoor wedding (ceremony outdoors and reception either out or indoors) with a very natural feel.
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Bengali wedding customs

.Bengali wedding refers to both Muslim and Hindu weddings in Bangladesh and West Bengal.^ Bengali wedding customs Main article: Bengali wedding Bengali wedding refers to both Muslim and Hindu weddings in Bangladesh and West Bengal.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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^ Although Muslim and Hindu marriages have their distinctive religious rituals, there are many common cultural rituals in marriages across religion among Bengali people.
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.Although Muslim and Hindu marriages have their distinctive religious rituals, there are many common cultural rituals in marriages across religion among Bengali people.^ Although Muslim and Hindu marriages have their distinctive religious rituals, there are many common cultural rituals in marriages across religion among Bengali people.
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^ Many religions and branches of religions, including Quakers, Unitarians, and Reform and Reconstructionist Jews, recognize same-sex marriages, even if the government of their geographic area may not.
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^ Marriage rituals, however, were important events to the Africans, who came in many cases come from richly ceremonial African cultures.
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Chinese wedding customs

.Traditional Chinese marriage is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a marriage established by pre-arrangement between families.^ Chinese wedding customs Main article: Chinese marriage Traditional Chinese marriage is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a marriage established by pre-arrangement between families.
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^ In another traditional pre-wedding ceremony, women and female friends of bride have a party where the bride performs a sort of a “milk bath” to "purify" her.
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^ If children are coming into the marriage, there are many different ways to involve the children in the wedding ceremony itself.
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.Within Chinese culture, romantic love was allowed, and monogamy was the norm for most ordinary citizens.^ Within Chinese culture, romantic love was allowed, and monogamy was the norm for most ordinary citizens.
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.A band of musicians with gongs and flute-like instruments accompanies the bride parade to groom's home.^ A band of musicians with gongs and flute-like instruments accompanies the bride parade to groom's home.
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^ After the prayer they recite poems about the Prophet Mohammad at the bride and groom's respective homes.
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^ Some they don't have a party just Zaffa as we call it, in which the groom's family goes to the bride family bringing with them a music band and start to dance for a bit and then the new couple go to their home or hotel.
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.Similar music is also played at the wedding banquet.^ Similar music is also played at the wedding banquet.
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^ The "Wedding March" from Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music for the Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, used as a recessional.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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.Depending on the region that the bride hails from, Chinese weddings will have different traditions such as Tea Ceremony or the use of a wedding emcee.^ Depending on the region that the bride hails from, Chinese weddings will have different traditions such as Tea Ceremony or the use of a wedding emcee.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ Civil wedding A civil wedding is a ceremony presided over by a local civil authority, such as an elected or appointed judge, Justice of the Peace or the mayor of a locality.
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.Also in modern times, Chinese couples will often go to photo studios to take "glamour shots" posing in multiple gowns and various backgrounds.^ Also in modern times, Chinese couples will often go to photo studios to take "glamour shots" posing in multiple gowns and various backgrounds.
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^ I hope the couple will care and take the time, during their first days of marriage, to read together certain chapters from the Holy Bible, relating to the subject of marriage and family.
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^ Planning a wedding or event takes a tremendous amount of time, energy and coordination, and so often the bride and family members take on this huge responsibility.
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Cantonese wedding customs

.Most Cantonese wedding rituals follow the main Chinese wedding traditions, although some rituals are particular to the Cantonese people.^ This is often followed by the traditional wedding kiss.
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^ Cantonese wedding customs Main article: Cantonese wedding Most Cantonese wedding rituals follow the main Chinese wedding traditions, although some rituals are particular to the Cantonese people.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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.In a Cantonese wedding the bride price is based on the groom's economic status.^ In a Cantonese wedding the bride price is based on the groom's economic status.
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^ By previous marital status of bride, by previous marital status of groom.
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^ Likewise should the wedded bride and groom.
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.The idea of "selling the daughter" or bride isn't a phrase that is used often therefore the price of the bride isn't too demanding.^ The idea of "selling the daughter" or bride isn't a phrase that is used often therefore the price of the bride isn't too demanding.
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^ Often during this rehearsal, the bride's mother lowers the veil for her daughter, signifying the last act that a mother can do for her daughter, before "giving her away".
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^ The "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner, often used as the processional and commonly known as "Here Comes the Bride".
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.Most of the time the bride price is in the form of gold jewelry, fine fabric, or money, even a roast pig which symbolizes the bride to be a virgin.^ Most of the time the bride price is in the form of gold jewelry, fine fabric, or money, even a roast pig which symbolizes the bride to be a virgin.
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^ If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins.
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^ Money, in the form of paper bills, is sometimes taped or pinned to the groom and bride's dress during the reception.
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.Wedding presents are given by the elderly couples or couples that are older than the newlyweds and tea is served by the younger family members.^ Wedding presents are given by the elderly couples or couples that or older than the newlyweds and tea is served by the younger family members.
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^ He was younger than Jensen by a couple of years, and there was something about him that was familiar.
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^ After the wedding is legally announced, dishes of dates and misri (unrefined sugar) are served to the groom's family.
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European customs

British customs

A wedding carriage in Bristol, England
.The Western custom of a bride wearing a white wedding dress, came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era, not virginity.^ The Polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil.
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^ European customs A wedding carriage in Bristol, EnglandThe Western custom of a bride wearing a white wedding dress, came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era (despite popular misconception and the hackneyed jokes of situation comedies the white dress did not indicate virginity, which was symbolized by a face veil).
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^ This tradition came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era (despite popular misconception, the white dress did not indicate virginity, which was symbolized by the face veil).
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.Within the "white wedding" tradition, a white dress and veil is not considered appropriate in the second or subsequent wedding of a widow or divorcee.^ Within the 'white wedding' tradition, a white dress and veil is not considered appropriate for a second or subsequent wedding of a widow or a divorcee.
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^ Within the "white wedding" tradition, a white dress and veil would not have been considered appropriate in the second or third wedding of a widow or divorcee.
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^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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The specific conventions of Western weddings, largely from a Protestant and Catholic viewpoint, are discussed at "White wedding."
.A wedding is often followed or accompanied by a wedding reception, which in some areas may be known as the 'Wedding Breakfast', at which an elaborate wedding cake is served.^ Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.
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^ This is often followed by the traditional wedding kiss.
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^ Some couples choose to serve a croquembouche instead of a wedding cake.
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.Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.^ Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.
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^ With all the speeches finished, the bride and the groom will perform the Western-style traditions, which include the following: (1) the cake cutting ceremony and (2) the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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.A bride may throw her bouquet to the assembled group of all unmarried women in attendance, with folklore suggesting the person who catches it will be the next to wed.^ The bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulder to the assembled unmarried women on departing; the woman who catches it, superstition has it, will be the next to marry.
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^ A bride may throw her bouquet to the assembled group of all unmarried women in attendance, with folklore suggesting the person who catches it will be the next to wed.
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^ A fairly recent equivalent has the groom throwing the bride's garter to the assembled unmarried men; the man who catches it is supposedly the next to wed.
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.A fairly recent equivalent has the groom throwing the bride's garter to the assembled unmarried men; the man who catches it is supposedly the next to wed.^ A bride may throw her bouquet to the assembled group of all unmarried women in attendance, with folklore suggesting the person who catches it will be the next to wed.
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^ A fairly recent equivalent has the groom throwing the bride's garter to the assembled unmarried men; the man who catches it is supposedly the next to wed.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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.The Wedding Breakfast is one occasion where every member of the family, who has had at least some role in the wedding, is present.^ The Wedding Breakfast is one occasion where every member of the family, who has had at least some role in the wedding, is present.
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^ The mother collects the milk to make some butter that will be presented to the groom on the wedding night.
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^ The newlywed bride may return home the morning after her wedding vows to see her family and friends, who then might perform a henna ritual on her.
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.It is also important being the first time the newly married Bride and Groom share their first meal together as a lawfully wedded couple.^ If dancing is offered, the bride and groom first dance briefly together.
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^ It is also important being the first time the newly married Bride and Groom share their first meal together as a lawfully wedded couple.
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^ It is common for a newly married couple to move in with the groom's parents.
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The word Breakfast comes from a more ancient tradition of fasting before the wedding ceremony, the Wedding Breakfast is therefore 'breaking that fast'. The modern Wedding Breakfast includes the service of food to guests that can range from traditional roasts, buffets, or regional treats such as in the case of a London Wedding[10] in the 'East End'.
.A modern tradition is for brides to wear or carry "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" during the service.^ On the wedding day the bride must wear something blue, something old, something borrowed and something new.
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^ A modern tradition is for brides to wear or carry "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" during the service.
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^ During the engagement period, the groom comes under the service of the bride's father.
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.It is considered good luck to do so.^ It is considered good luck to do so.
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.Often the bride attempts to have one item that meets all of these qualifications, such as a borrowed blue handkerchief which is "new to her" but loaned by her grandmother (thus making it old).^ Often the bride attempts to have one item that meets all of these qualifications, such as a borrowed blue handkerchief which is "new to her" but loaned by her grandmother (thus making it old).
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^ On the wedding day the bride must wear something blue, something old, something borrowed and something new.
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^ Please encourage one-and-all to NOT sign these petitions at store fronts.
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.Another addition to this custom is to wear a coin in one's shoe to bring prosperity.^ Another addition to this custom is to wear a penny in your shoe, this will bring you prosperity.
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The full text of the verse is:
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And silver sixpence in your shoe.[11]

French customs

.In France, only civil weddings are legally recognized (due to the concept of laïcité), they are performed in the town hall by the mayor (or an other civil servant acting on his/her behalf).^ The mayor of the town where the wedding is taking place usually performs the civil ceremony.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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^ This event may be legally documented as a marriage or another legally recognized partnership such as a civil union.
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.At least one of the spouses must be residing in the town where the ceremony takes place.^ If the grounds for divorce occurred in Massachusetts, one spouse must be a resident.
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^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ The spouse filing for divorce must have been a resident of South Carolina for at least 1 year, unless both spouses are residents, in which case the spouse filing must only have been a resident for 3 months.
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.Since many people choose to also have a religious wedding, the religious ceremony often takes place immediately after the civil one.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ The mayor of the town where the wedding is taking place usually performs the civil ceremony.
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^ Civil wedding A civil wedding is a ceremony presided over by a local civil authority, such as an elected or appointed judge, Justice of the Peace or the mayor of a locality.
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.Town halls often offer to hold a more elaborate ceremony to couples that do not wish to marry religiously.^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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^ The couple would often but not always jump over the broom at the end of the ceremony.
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^ In either case, the couple must first be legally married by filing for marriage at their local government office, and the official documentation must be produced in order for the ceremony to be held.
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.If the two ceremonies take place separately, the civil one will usually include close family and witnesses.^ The mayor of the town where the wedding is taking place usually performs the civil ceremony.
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^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ The cake-cutting ceremony takes place; the bride and groom jointly hold a cake cutter and cut the first pieces of the wedding cake.
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.Once the civil ceremony is complete, the couple will receive a "livret de famille", a booklet where a copy of the marriage certificate is recorded.^ Once the civil ceremony is complete, the couple will receive a livret de famille, a booklet where a copy of the marriage certificate is recorded.
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^ This is an official document and, should the couple have children, each child's birth certificate will be recorded in the livret de famille too.
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^ Currently on the Senate floor would permit counties to discount the marriage license fee for couples who complete a premarital education course.
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.This is an official document and, should the couple have children, each child's birth certificate will be recorded in the livret de famille too.^ This is an official document and, should the couple have children, each child's birth certificate will be recorded in the livret de famille too.
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^ Here are a few key ones that couples should consider asking: 1) Have we discussed whether or not to have children, and if the answer is yes, who is going to be the primary care giver?
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^ Once the civil ceremony is complete, the couple will receive a livret de famille, a booklet where a copy of the marriage certificate is recorded.
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.The civil ceremony in France is free of charge.^ The civil marriage ceremony in France his free of charge.
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.In smaller French towns, the groom may meet his fiancée at her home on the day of the wedding and escort her to the chapel where the ceremony is being held.^ French customs In smaller French towns, the groom may meet his fiancée at her home on the day of the wedding and escort her to the chapel where the ceremony is being held.
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^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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^ A Muslim wedding program in Turkey lasts from four to seven days, starting with separate celebrations of the bride and groom's families.
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.As the couple proceeds to the chapel, children will stretch long white ribbons across the road which the bride will cut as she passes.^ As the couple proceeds to the chapel, children will stretch long white ribbons across the road which the bride will cut as she passes.
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^ Often when the bride leaves her home, someone will have tied a white ribbon over her front door or gate which she must cut.
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^ The congregation say the Orthodox Creed, confirming that it is upon this Orthodox faith that the holy Sacrament of Matrimony is o be accomplished, and the faith in which the couple will live by, abide by, and pass on to their children.
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.At the chapel, the bride and groom are seated on two red velvet chairs underneath a silk canopy called a carre.^ Mirror (of fate) "Aayeneh-ye Bakht" and two Candelabras (representing the bride and groom and brightness in their future) one on either side of the mirror.
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^ A Turkish bride might wear a beautiful embroidered silk wedding dress with a red velvet cape.
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^ Traditionally after the ceremony while the bride and groom are still seated the bride is showered with gifts, usually expensive jewelry, and all she receives is hers.
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.Laurel leaves may be scattered across their paths when they exit the chapel.^ Laurel leaves may be scattered across their paths when they exit the chapel.
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^ May it be a path of blessedness, bright with flowers of prosperity and spiritual awakening; a path of ever deepening, ever broadening love that they will travel, arm in arm.
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.Sometimes small coins are also tossed for the children to gather.^ Sometimes small coins are also tossed for the children to gather.
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A traditional French wedding celebration at Château de Hattonchâtel
.At the reception, the couple customarily uses a toasting cup called a Coupe de Mariage.^ A traditional French wedding celebration at Château de HattonchâtelAt the reception, the couple customarily uses a toasting cup called a Coupe de Marriage.
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.The origin of giving this toast began in France, when a small piece of toast was literally dropped into the couple's wine to ensure a healthy life.^ The origin of giving this toast began in France, when a small piece of toast was literally dropped into the couple's wine to ensure a healthy life.
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^ The love between man and woman is designed to call new human life into existence and in so doing make the shared life of the couple more abundantly fulfilling.
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^ She has expressed concern the couple could encourage him into a way of life she does not agree with, amid reports the boy is already asking about homosexuality.
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.The couple would lift their glass to "a toast", as is common in Western culture today.^ The couple would lift their glass to "a toast", as is common in Western culture today.
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^ Today most modern Iranian couples follow the western dress code and style.
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^ Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.
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.Some couples choose to serve a croquembouche instead of a wedding cake.^ Some couples choose to serve a croquembouche instead of a wedding cake.
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^ Wedding presents are given by the elderly couples or couples that or older than the newlyweds and tea is served by the younger family members.
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^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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.This dessert is a pyramid of crème-filled pastry puffs, drizzled with a caramel glaze.^ This dessert is a pyramid of crème-filled pastry puffs, drizzled with a caramel glaze.
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.At a more boisterous wedding, tradition involves continuing the celebration until very late at night.^ At a more boisterous wedding, tradition involves continuing the celebration until very late at night.
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^ The wedding continues for another seven nights.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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.After the reception, those invited to the wedding will gather outside the newlyweds' window and bang pots and pans.^ After the reception, those invited to the wedding will gather outside the newlyweds' window and bang pots and pans.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ Those few gifts that are brought to the wedding are not opened at the reception; they are placed on a table at the reception for later delivery to the newlyweds' home.
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.They are then invited into the house for some more drinks in the couple's honor, after which the couple is finally allowed to be alone for their first night together as husband and wife.^ They are then invited into the house for some more drinks in the couple's honor, after which the couple is finally allowed to be alone for their first night together as husband and wife.
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^ Thus they foster the delusion that the choice of a wife or husband may be governed by a certain number of accurately weighable pros and cons.
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^ Our greatest thrill is to see the smile on our patient's faces the day after their procedure when they come into the office without their glasses & can finally see 20/20!
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.This practice spread throughout France as a way to celebrate special occasions.^ This practice spread throughout France as a way to celebrate special occasions.
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^ The numerous prayers which are used throughout the ceremony refer to a special grace which is to be granted to the newly-married persons, and occasional commentaries show that this grace was regarded as sacramental.
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.Decorative replicas of these special sabres can be purchased from artisans in Lyon, France (the French capital of cutlery).^ Decorative replicas of these special sabres can be purchased from artisans in Lyon, France (the French capital of cutlery).
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Greek customs

.Two or three days before the wedding, the couple organizes a celebration called Krevati (Greek for bed) in their new home.^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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^ Greek customs Main article: Marriage in the Eastern Orthodox Church Two or three days before the wedding, the couple organizes a celebration called Krevati (Greek for bed) in their new home.
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^ A traditional French wedding celebration at Château de HattonchâtelAt the reception, the couple customarily uses a toasting cup called a Coupe de Marriage.
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.In Krevati, friends and relatives of the couple put money and young children on the couple's new bed for prosperity and fertility in their life.^ In Krevati, friends and relatives of the couple put money and young children on the couple's new bed for prosperity and fertility in their life.
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^ Money Magazine: Breaking Up Is (Still) Hard To Do Despite new rules, couples may find it difficult to split the tax debts.
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^ The ceremony comes to an end on a Wednesday, but the future of a couple in Qeshm is prosperous as divorce rates are low and expectations for children high.
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.After the custom, they usually have a party with food and music.^ After the custom, they usually have a party with food and music.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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^ After the ceremony, usually the couple hold a great wedding party in some place with plenty of food, drinks, music and dance, usually until next morning.
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.On the day of the wedding, usually Saturday, but also Friday or Sunday, the groom cannot see the bride until the wedding ceremony.^ After this ceremony, the Bride does not leave her house until the wedding.
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^ From this dy on, the couple getting married cannot see each other until their wedding ceremony.
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^ On the day of the wedding, usually Saturday, but also Friday or Sunday, the groom cannot see the bride until the wedding ceremony.
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.The groom usually arrives first in church and waits for bride, who usually arrives late.^ The groom usually arrives first in church and waits for bride, who usually arrives late.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.After they exchange flower bouquets, they have the wedding ceremony, where the best man puts the wedding rings and crowns on the couple.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ After they exchange flower bouquets, they have the wedding ceremony, where the best man puts the wedding rings and crowns on the couple.
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^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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.The couple drink red wine from the same glass (between one and three sips, depending on the tradition).^ The couple drink red wine from the same glass (between one and three sips, depending on the tradition).
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^ The couple sip from a glass of wine.
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^ In a two-to-one decision, with the majority opinion invoking historical tradition and prevailing religious and societal views, the Appellate Division denied the existence of a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry.
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.This is not "communion" in the formal religious sense, but about sharing the cup of life.^ This is not "communion" in the formal religious sense, but about sharing the cup of life.
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^ "As you have shared the wine from this cup, so may you, under God's guidance, draw contentment, confort and strength from the cup of life.
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^ Generally, children will not share your sense of excitement about the wedding.
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.At the end of the wedding ceremony, as the newly wedded pair leave the church, the guests throw rice and flowers for fertility and felicity.^ At the end of the wedding ceremony, as the newly wedded pair leave the church, the guests throw rice and flowers for fertility and felicity.
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^ The newly wed couple may leave the ceremony to the sound of bagpipes.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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.Special guests, such as close friends and family receive sugar-coated almonds (traditionally an odd number, usually seven but sometimes five) as a gift from the couple.^ Special guests, such as close friends and family receive sugar-coated almonds (traditionally an odd number, usually seven but sometimes five) as a gift from the couple.
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^ With her belief that the opportunity to participate in such a joyous event in the lives of two people is a gift, CJ Clinton conducts each ceremony with text written especially for that couple.
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^ The guests of the reception include family members, friends, and colleagues.
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.Most Greek ceremonies are Orthodox.^ Most Greek ceremonies are Orthodox.
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.After the ceremony, usually the couple hold a great wedding party in some place with plenty of food, drinks, music and dance, usually until next morning.^ After the custom, they usually have a party with food and music.
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^ After the ceremony, usually the couple hold a great wedding party in some place with plenty of food, drinks, music and dance, usually until next morning.
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^ Wedding ceremony takes place in great gaieties and celebrations.
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.The wedding party starts with the invited people waiting for the couple, who usually come after some time.^ This is because the people who will be invited are usually determined by the parents of the couple and not by the couple themselves.
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^ The wedding party starts with the invited people waiting for the couple, who usually come after some time.
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^ After that comes the wedding party.
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.They start the party dancing blues and eating a piece of their wedding cake.^ They start the party dancing blues and eating a piece of their wedding cake.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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.In some point of the party, they also dance the traditional zeibekiko (groom) and çiftetelli (bride).^ In some point of the party, they also dance the traditional zeibekiko (groom) and çiftetelli (bride).
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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.In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.^ After the custom, they usually have a party with food and music.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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^ Similar music is also played at the wedding banquet.
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.For example in the region of Cyclades, they eat the traditional pasteli (solid honey with sesame) and in the region of Crete they cook rice with goat.^ For example in the region of Cyclades, they eat the traditional pasteli (solid honey with sesame) and in the region of Crete they cook rice with goat.
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^ In most traditional weddings, they bake whole animals like pigs, goats or sheep just like the Greek Easter celebration.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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.In most traditional weddings, they bake whole animals like pigs, goats or sheep just like the Greek Easter celebration.^ In most traditional weddings, they bake whole animals like pigs, goats or sheep just like the Greek Easter celebration.
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^ For example in the region of Cyclades, they eat the traditional pasteli (solid honey with sesame) and in the region of Crete they cook rice with goat.
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^ A traditional French wedding celebration at Château de HattonchâtelAt the reception, the couple customarily uses a toasting cup called a Coupe de Marriage.
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.Before the church ceremony, especially in smaller areas, usually friends and relatives of the bride and the groom, accompanies them separately to the church playing traditional instruments, according to the region.^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ Baraat is procession of family, relatives, and friends of groom that accompany the groom to bride’s home for official wedding ceremony.
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^ Before the church ceremony, especially in smaller areas, usually friends and relatives of the bride and the groom, accompanies them separately to the church playing traditional instruments, according to the region.
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.A typical Greek wedding will usually have more than 100 invited people (but usually 250-500) who are friends, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, first or second cousins, neighbors and colleagues.^ A typical Greek wedding will usually have more than 100 invited people (but usually 250-500) who are friends, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, first or second cousins, neighbors and colleagues.
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^ Islamic wedding customs are rational and at the same time are timeless, for they follow rules laid down more than thirteen hundred years ago.
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^ As people moved away from the stage, Jensen got a clear shot and took out the first one and then the second, but the third one had his gun trained on Jensen -- which was better than on the king, he supposed.
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.It is common to have guests whom the couple has never met before.^ It is common to have guests whom the couple has never met before.
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^ Before the wedding meal begins the best man will serve the guests sweet liquor so they can toast to the happiness of the couple.
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.This is because the people who will be invited are usually determined by the parents of the couple and not by the couple themselves.^ This is because the people who will be invited are usually determined by the parents of the couple and not by the couple themselves.
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^ A typical Greek wedding will usually have more than 100 invited people (but usually 250-500) who are friends, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, first or second cousins, neighbors and colleagues.
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^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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.Traditionally, the whole village would have attended the wedding, so very often the parents invite friends of theirs and their children, to the weddings of their own children.^ Weddings in villages may be attended by the entire village.
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^ Traditionally, the whole village would have attended the wedding, so very often the parents invite friends of theirs and their children, to the weddings of their own children.
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^ Would require counseling for all couples with children seeking a divorce that would inform parents about the impact of divorce on children.
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.There are many other traditions which are local to their regional areas.^ In many areas dances of the local traditions are performed (folk dancing).
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^ There are many other traditions which are local to their regional areas.
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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.One famous tradition is the pinning of money on the bride's dress.^ One famous tradition is the pinning of money on the bride's dress.
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^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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^ While gifts and money to the couple are commonly given, the traditional dowry from the bride's parents to the couple is officially forbidden by the law.
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.This custom originated in one part of Greece, where it is a substitute for wedding presents, however it has become more widespread recently.^ This custom originated in one part of Greece, where it is a substitute for wedding presents, however it has become more widespread recently.
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^ At wedding receptions, Der Ententanz, a 1950s Swiss Oom-pah song known more commonly in America as The Chicken Dance, has become a popular part of the reception dance music.
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^ Why not let one of South Coast Limousine's wedding limo specialists help plan this part for you.
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Italian customs

.In some parts of Italy, a party, known as a Serenade, is thrown outside of the bride's home by the groom.^ Following the party, the bride is driven to the groom's home.
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^ Italian customs In some parts of Italy, a party, known as a Serenade, is thrown outside of the bride's home by the groom.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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.His family and friends come and wait for the bride, entertaining themselves until she appears.^ His family and friends come and wait for the bride, entertaining themselves until she appears.
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^ Such a hall, where the family and friends of the bride and groom meet and spend the night in vigil, exists in St. George’s Cathedral in Old Cairo.
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^ The newlywed bride may return home the morning after her wedding vows to see her family and friends, who then might perform a henna ritual on her.
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.The groom then sings to his bride to further seduce her.^ The groom then sings to his bride to further seduce her.
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^ In this party the groom's family gives the bride jewelry from gold or diamond depending on their wealth and the groom starts to put it on her, while every one dance and sing.
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^ The groom is then ready to go to the bride's home, and he is accompanied with singing and dancing friends and relatives in a public procession.
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.Once his song is sung, the party ends.^ Once his song is sung, the party ends.
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The day of the wedding, the groomsmen try their hardest to make the groom as uncomfortable as possible by saying things like "Maybe she forgot where the church is".
.It is also traditional for the grooms family to give a dowry to the bride and to provide the engagement ring.^ It is also traditional for the grooms family to give a dowry to the bride and to provide the engagement ring.
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^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.The bride's family is then responsible for receiving the guests of the wedding in their home for a reception afterward.^ At the wedding reception each guest is given a Bomboniere.
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^ The bride's family is then responsible for receiving the guests of the wedding in their home for a reception afterward.
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^ Guests send or deliver wedding gifts to the bride's family home before the wedding day.
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.The color green is very important in the Italian wedding.^ The veil and bridesmaids also were important in an Italian wedding.
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^ The color green is very important in the Italian wedding.
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^ Weddings in Nigeria are very colorful and interesting, and it is this aspect of our culture, that we cling to as a people.
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.In Italy, the tradition of something blue is replaced with something green.^ In Italy, the tradition of something blue is replaced with something green.
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^ A modern tradition is for brides to wear or carry "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" during the service.
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.This color brings good luck to the married couple.^ This color brings good luck to the married couple.
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^ When they leave the church the guests toss rice or coins at the married couple for good and prosperous future together.
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^ These items are supposed to bring the bride good luck and she should honour this custom.
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.The veil and bridesmaids also were important in an Italian wedding.^ The veil and bridesmaids also were important in an Italian wedding.
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^ The color green is very important in the Italian wedding.
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.The tradition began in Ancient Rome when the veil was used to hide the bride from any spirits that would corrupt her and the bridesmaids were to wear similar outfits so that the evil spirits were further confused.^ The tradition began in Ancient Rome when the veil was used to hide the bride from any spirits that would corrupt her and the bridesmaids were to wear similar outfits so that the evil spirits were further confused.
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^ She wears traditional Pakistani yellow outfit.
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^ In Southern and Eastern states the bride usually wears a red Sari, but in northern and central states the preferred garment is a decorated skirt-blouse and veil called lehenga.
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.An old Roman custom was that brides threw nuts at rejected suitors as they left the ceremony.^ An old Roman custom was that brides threw nuts at rejected suitors as they left the ceremony.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ By placing the ceremonial crowns on the heads of the bride and groom, represents that they are the king and queen of their new kingdom - their home.
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.After dessert, more dancing commences, gifts are given, and the guests eventually begin to leave.^ Gifts from the guests are usually given on this day.
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^ After dessert, more dancing commences, gifts are given, and the guests eventually begin to leave.
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^ In Southern Italy, as the guests leave, they hand envelopes of money to the bride and groom, who return the gift with a wedding favor, a small token of appreciation.
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.In Southern Italy, as the guests leave, they hand envelopes of money to the bride and groom, who return the gift with a wedding favor or bomboniere, a small token of appreciation.^ In Southern Italy, as the guests leave, they hand envelopes of money to the bride and groom, who return the gift with a wedding favor, a small token of appreciation.
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^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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Polish customs

.In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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^ A Muslim wedding program in Turkey lasts from four to seven days, starting with separate celebrations of the bride and groom's families.
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^ Dolki is a popular ceremony of singing traditional wedding & popular songs accompanied by two or three percussion instruments Dolki being the main.
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.In the past, the engagement ceremony was organized by the future groom as a formal family gathering, during which he asked his chosen lady to marry him.^ In the past, the engagement ceremony was organized by the future groom as a formal family gathering, during which he asked his chosen lady to marry him.
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^ Then there was the cultural gap between her parents and in-laws: In Turkey, the bride’s family pays for an elaborate engagement party, while the groom’s family pays for the wedding.
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^ During the week which precedes the wedding, traditional music, continuous singing and dancing take place, reflecting the joy shared by the bride and the groom's families.
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.In the recent years this custom has changed and today an engagement is much more personal and intimate.^ In the recent years this custom has changed and today an engagement is much more personal and intimate.
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^ Islamic wedding customs are rational and at the same time are timeless, for they follow rules laid down more than thirteen hundred years ago.
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^ (I have also attended many other weddings there, several of them much more recent than mine, and have never heard of anyone having a bad experience with it.
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.An elegant dinner party afterward is still a nice way to inform the closest family members about the couples' decision to get married.^ An elegant dinner party afterwards is still a nice way to inform the closest family members about the couples' decision to get married.
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^ Would require counseling for all couples with children seeking a divorce that would inform parents about the impact of divorce on children.
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^ Wedding presents are given by the elderly couples or couples that or older than the newlyweds and tea is served by the younger family members.
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.In some regions of Poland the tradition to invite the wedding guests in person is still upheld.^ In some regions of Poland the tradition to invite the wedding guests in person is still upheld.
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^ Some of these old Moroccan wedding cultures and traditions have either vanished away or exist only in the rural areas.
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^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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.Many young couples, accompanied by the parents, visit their family and friends to hand them the wedding invitations personally.^ Many young couples, accompanied by the parents, visit their family and friends to hand them the wedding invitations personally.
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^ I invite you to forward this information through your personal email lists and encourage others to forward it to their friends and family members.
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^ Wedding presents are given by the elderly couples or couples that or older than the newlyweds and tea is served by the younger family members.
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.According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ After this ceremony, the Bride does not leave her house until the wedding.
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^ Gifts Gifts are exchanged between the bride's family and the groom's family before and after the wedding.
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.At that time both parents and parents-in-law give a young couple their blessing.^ At that time both parents and parents-in-law give a young couple their blessing.
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^ We know that children raised in families containing one non-biological parent are dozens of times more likely to be abused than children raised by both biological parents.
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^ Scottish customs Main article: Marriage in Scotland Scotland is a popular place for young English couples to get married since, in Scotland, parents' permission is not required if both the bride and groom are old enough to legally be married (16).
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.The couple enter the church together and walks up to the altar followed by two witnesses and the parents.^ The couple enter the church together and walks up to the altar followed by two witnesses and the parents.
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^ When they leave the church the guests toss rice or coins at the married couple for good and prosperous future together.
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^ As soon as the married couple leave the church they get showered with rice for luck or guests drop coins at their feet for them to pick up.
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.In Poland it is quite unusual for the bride to be walked down the aisle or to have bridesmaids and groomsmen in a wedding.^ In Poland it is quite unusual for the bride to be walked down the aisle or to have bridesmaids and groomsmen in a wedding.
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^ Jewish weddings At religious Jewish weddings, a solemn, wordless tune is sung as the groom and then bride walk down the aisles.
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^ In some regions it is customary for the bride and groom to walk to their wedding ceremony together.
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.The couple is assisted by two witnesses, a man (usually grooms' side) and a woman (usually brides' side) who are either family members or close friends.^ Among Muslims, it is the family of the Groom who searches for a suitable Bride.
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^ The families usually settle their differences in opinion by wearing different colors on the groom and bride's side.
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^ Usually, the groom's side makes proposal and the bride's side conveys her assent.
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.The Polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil.^ The Polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil.
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^ Traditionally, the bride is not allowed to take part in the celebrations and keeps her face hidden in veil.
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^ The tradition began in Ancient Rome when the veil was used to hide the bride from any spirits that would corrupt her and the bridesmaids were to wear similar outfits so that the evil spirits were further confused.
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.The groom, on the other hand usually wears a fitted suit with a bow tie and a boutonnière that matches the brides' bouquet.^ The groom, on the other hand usually wears a fitted suit with a bow tie and a boutonnière that matches the brides' bouquet.
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^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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.During the ceremony wedding rings are exchanged and both the husband and wife wear them on their right hand.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ During the ceremony wedding rings are exchanged and both the husband and wife wear them on their right hand.
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^ The Mangni The Mangni or engagement ceremony is an exchange of rings.
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.Right after the ceremony the closest family and all the guest form a line in the front of the church to congratulate the newlyweds and wish them love and happiness.^ At this point the Master of Ceremonies will congratulate the newlyweds and their family.
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^ Right after the ceremony the closest family and all the guest form a line in the front of the church to congratulate the newlyweds and wish them love and happiness.
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^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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.As soon as the married couple leave the church they get showered with rice for luck or guests drop coins at their feet for them to pick up.^ When they leave the church the guests toss rice or coins at the married couple for good and prosperous future together.
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^ As soon as the married couple leave the church they get showered with rice for luck or guests drop coins at their feet for them to pick up.
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^ Immediately after the couple is married they each should dip one pinky finger in the cup of honey and feed it to the other one.
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.This is done to ensure a good and prosperous future for the newlyweds.^ When they leave the church the guests toss rice or coins at the married couple for good and prosperous future together.
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.Once all the guests have showered the couple with kisses, hugs and flowers everyone heads to the reception.^ Once all the guests have showered the couple with kisses, hugs and flowers everyone heads to the reception.
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^ (After the bridal party has exited, I will thank all in attendance on behalf of the bride, groom and their families, make any reception announces you wish, and then release the guests).
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^ As soon as the married couple leave the church they get showered with rice for luck or guests drop coins at their feet for them to pick up.
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.It is a custom in Poland to prepare "passing gates" on the way to the reception for the newlyweds who, in order to pass, have to give the "gate keepers" some vodka.^ It is a custom in Poland to prepare "passing gates" on the way to the reception for the newlyweds, who in order to pass have to give the "gate keepers" some vodka.
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^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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.This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, where the "passing gates" were built if the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being an orphan usually implied poverty).^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ In Southern Italy, as the guests leave, they hand envelopes of money to the bride and groom, who return the gift with a wedding favor, a small token of appreciation.
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.The married couple is welcomed at the reception place by the parents with bread and salt.^ The married couple is welcomed at the reception place by the parents with bread and salt.
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^ The wedding may be followed by a "reception" by the groom's parents at the groom's place.
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^ It is common for a newly married couple to move in with the groom's parents.
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.The bread symbolizes the prosperity, salt stands for hardship of life, the parents wish the young couple that they never go hungry and learn how to deal with every day hardships together.^ The married couple is welcomed at the reception place by the parents with bread and salt.
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^ This symbolizes prosperity for the feasts and for the couple's life thereafter.
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^ The bread symbolizes the prosperity, salt stands for hardship of life, the parents wish the young couple that they never go hungry and learn how to deal with every day hardships together.
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.The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ After this ceremony, the Bride does not leave her house until the wedding.
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^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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.In Poland, movements like Human Liberties Crusade [13] [14] or Wedding of the Weddings promote non-alcoholic wedding celebrations.^ In Poland, movements like Human Liberties Crusade [8] [9] or Wedding of the Weddings promote non-alcoholic wedding celebrations.
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^ In most traditional weddings, they bake whole animals like pigs, goats or sheep just like the Greek Easter celebration.
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Romanian customs

.Lăutari are musicians performing traditional songs.^ Romanian customs Main article: Lăutari Lăutari are musicians performing traditional songs.
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.The music of the lăutari establishes the structure of the elaborate Romanian peasant weddings.^ The music of the lăutari establishes the structure of the elaborate Romanian peasant weddings.
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.The lăutari also function as guides through the wedding rituals and moderate any conflicts that may arise during what can be a long, alcohol-fueled party.^ The lăutari also function as guides through the wedding rituals and moderate any conflicts that may arise during what can be a long, alcohol-fueled party.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ The newlywed bride may return home the morning after her wedding vows to see her family and friends, who then might perform a henna ritual on her.
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.Over a period of nearly 48 hours, this can be very physically strenuous.^ Over a period of nearly 48 hours, this can be very physically strenuous.
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.Following custom almost certainly dating back at least to the Middle Ages, most lăutari spend the fees from these wedding ceremonies on extended banquets for their friends and families over the days immediately following the wedding.^ Following custom almost certainly dating back at least to the Middle Ages, most lăutari spend the fees from these wedding ceremonies on extended banquets for their friends and families over the days immediately following the wedding.
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^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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Scottish customs

.Scotland is a popular place for young English couples to get married since, in Scotland, parents' permission is not required if both the bride and groom are old enough to legally be married (16).^ The married couple is welcomed at the reception place by the parents with bread and salt.
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^ Scottish customs Main article: Marriage in Scotland Scotland is a popular place for young English couples to get married since, in Scotland, parents' permission is not required if both the bride and groom are old enough to legally be married (16).
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^ Parental consent and/or permission of judge required.
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.In England it was the case that if either was 16 or 17 then the permission of parents had to be sought.^ In England it was the case that if either was 16 or 17 then the permission of parents had to be sought.
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^ The court may order either or both spouses to attend parenting classes in those cases in which child custody is an issue.
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.Thus Scotland, and especially the blacksmith's at Gretna Green, became a very popular place for couples to elope to, especially those under 18 and usually living in England.^ Thus Scotland, and especially the blacksmith's at Gretna Green, became a very popular place for couples to elope to, especially those under 18 and usually living in England.
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^ Scottish customs Main article: Marriage in Scotland Scotland is a popular place for young English couples to get married since, in Scotland, parents' permission is not required if both the bride and groom are old enough to legally be married (16).
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^ After the ceremony, usually the couple hold a great wedding party in some place with plenty of food, drinks, music and dance, usually until next morning.
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.Gretna Green now hosts hundreds of weddings a year and is Scotland's third most popular tourist attraction.^ Gretna Green now hosts hundreds of weddings a year and is Scotland's third most popular tourist attraction.
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^ Islamic wedding customs are rational and at the same time are timeless, for they follow rules laid down more than thirteen hundred years ago.
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^ Western-style ceremonies In recent years, the "Western Style Wedding" (influenced by Christian weddings) has become the choice of most couples in Japan.
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Customs:
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  • The bride's family sends invitations on behalf of the couple to the wedding guests, addressed by hand.^ Guests send or deliver wedding gifts to the bride's family home before the wedding day.
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    ^ Before the wedding The bride's family sends invitations to the wedding guests, usually about a month before the wedding.
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    ^ Customs: The bride's family sends invitations on behalf of the couple to the wedding guests, addressed by hand.
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    .The couple may send the invitations themselves, especially if they are more middle-aged.^ The couple may send the invitations themselves, especially if they are more middle-aged.
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    ^ Help them to remember to be each other's sweetheart, helpmate, friend and guide, so that together they may meet the cares and problems of life more bravely.
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    ^ Help them to remember to be each other's sweetheart, helpmate, best friend and guide, so that together they may meet the cares and problems of life more bravely.
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    .The invites will specify if the invitation is for ceremony and/or reception and/or evening following the meal at the reception.
  • Guests send or deliver wedding gifts to the bride's family home before the wedding day.^ The bride's family is then responsible for receiving the guests of the wedding in their home for a reception afterward.
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    ^ There is a wedding reception following the ceremony, usually at a different venue.
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    ^ Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.
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    .Alternatively, the couple may register at department store and have a list of gifts there.^ The couple often registers for gifts at a store well in advance of their wedding.
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    ^ Alternatively, the couple may register at department store and have a list of gifts there.
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    ^ Some couples additionally register with services that enable money gifts intended to fund items such as a honeymoon, home purchase or college fund.
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    .The shop then organizes delivery, usually to the bride's parents' house or to the reception venue.
  • A wedding ceremony takes place at a church, register office or possibly another favorite location, such as a hilltop.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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    ^ There is a wedding reception following the ceremony, usually at a different venue.
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    ^ A wedding ceremony takes place at a church, register office or possibly another favorite location, such as a hilltop.
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    .In this regard Scotland differs significantly from England where only pre-approved public locations may be used for the wedding ceremony.^ It is an old chapel that is only used for weddings.
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    ^ In this regard Scotland differs significantly from England where only pre-approved public locations may be used for the wedding ceremony.
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    ^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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    .Most ceremonies take place mid afternoon and last about half an hour during which the marriage schedule is signed by the couple and two witnesses, usually the best man and chief bridesmaid.
  • The newly wed couple may leave the ceremony to the sound of bagpipes.
  • There is a wedding reception following the ceremony, usually at a different venue.
  • The bridal party lines up in a receiving line and the wedding guests file past, introducing themselves.
  • Usually a drink is served while the guests and bridal party mingle.^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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    ^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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    ^ There is a wedding reception following the ceremony, usually at a different venue.
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    .In some cases the drink may be whisky or wine with a non alcoholic alternative.
  • The best man and bride's father toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes, usually humorous.^ The best man and bride's father toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes, usually humorous.
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    ^ Often the best man and/or maid of honor toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes; sometimes other guests follow with their own toasts.
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    ^ In some cases the drink may be whisky or wine with a non alcoholic alternative.
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    .The groom then follows with a response on behalf of his bride.^ The groom then follows with a response on behalf of his bride.
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    ^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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    ^ Often the best man and/or maid of honor toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes; sometimes other guests follow with their own toasts.
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    .Champagne is usually provided for the toast.
  • There is nearly always dancing following the meal.^ There is nearly always dancing following the meal.
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    ^ Champagne is usually provided for the toast.
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    ^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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    .Often in Scotland this takes the form of a céilidh, a night of informal traditional Scottish dancing in couples and groups to live traditional music.^ Often in Scotland this takes the form of a céilidh, a night of informal traditional Scottish dancing in couples and groups to live traditional music.
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    ^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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    ^ Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.
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    .The first dance is led by the bride and groom, followed by the rest of the bridal party and finally the guests.
  • The cake-cutting ceremony takes place; the bride and groom jointly hold a cake cutter and cut the first pieces of the wedding cake.
  • Gifts are not opened at the reception; they are either opened ahead of time and sometimes displayed at the reception, or if guests could not deliver gifts ahead of time, they are placed on a table at the reception for the bride and groom to take home with them and open later.
  • A sprig of white heather is usually worn as a buttonhole for good luck.
  • It is the norm for the groom and much of the male bridal party and guests to wear kilts, although suits are also worn.^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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    ^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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    ^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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    Kilts and Highland dress are often rented for this purpose [citation required].

Handfasting

.Handfasting is an ancient Celtic wedding ritual in which the bride's and groom's hands are tied together — hence the phrase "tying the knot". "Handfasting" is favored by practitioners of Celtic-based religions and spiritual traditions, such as Wicca and Druidism.^ In a Cantonese wedding the bride price is based on the groom's economic status.
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^ "Handfasting" is favored by practitioners of Celtic-based religions and spiritual traditions, such as Wicca and Druidism.
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^ Handfasting Main article: Handfasting Handfasting is an ancient Celtic wedding ritual in which the bride's and groom's hands are tied together — hence the phrase "tying the knot".
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[citation needed]

Filipino wedding customs

.The groom usually wears the Barong Tagalog during the wedding, along with the male attendants, though nowadays the wealthy opt to don Western attire such as a tuxedo.^ Filipino wedding customs The groom usually wears the Barong Tagalog during the wedding, along with the male attendants, though nowadays the wealthy opt to don Western attire such as a tuxedo.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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.Weddings held within the same year by two siblings, usually sisters, called Sukob are frowned upon as it is regarded as bad luck.^ In the Philippines, however, the wedding of two siblings within the same year is considered bad luck and is called sukob.
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^ Sukob: weddings held within the same year by two siblings, usually sisters, are frowned upon as it is regarded as bad luck.
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^ Hadley Arkes Within the space of a week, two notable figures on the conservative side in our politics have come out in favor of same-sex marriage.
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.Some hold it that the wedding rings dropping to the ground is a portent of bad luck (this is usually said to the ring bearer to ensure that the child is careful in handling the rings).^ Some hold it that the wedding rings dropping to the ground is a portent of bad luck (this is usually said to the ringbearer to ensure that the child is careful in handling the rings).
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^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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.Money, in the form of paper bills, is sometimes taped or pinned to the groom and bride's dress during their first dance.^ One famous tradition is the pinning of money on the bride's dress.
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^ If dancing is offered, the bride and groom first dance briefly together.
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^ Money, in the form of paper bills, is sometimes taped or pinned to the groom and bride's dress during the reception.
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Indian wedding customs

.Indian weddings continue for several days.^ Indian wedding customs Main article: Indian wedding Indian weddings continue for several days.
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^ Their wedding customs and traditions include several Jewish elements and Indian customs.
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^ The wedding celebrations may last for several days (see the previous sub-section on Indian customs) and they can be extremely diverse, depending upon the region, denomination and caste.
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.Due to the diversity of Indian culture, the wedding style, ceremony and rituals may vary greatly from amongst various states, regions, religions and castes.^ Due to the diversity of Indian culture, the wedding style, ceremony and rituals may vary greatly from amongst various states, regions, religions and castes.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West. .It is quite common that during the traditional wedding days, there would be a tilak ceremony (where the groom is anointed on his forehead), a ceremony for adorning the bride's hand and feet with henna (called mehendi) accompanied by Ladies' Sangeet (music and dance), and many other pre-wedding ceremonies.^ After that, their hands are dyed with henna during the berinai besar ceremony.
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^ It is quite common that during the traditional wedding days, there would be a tilak ceremony (where the groom is anointed on his forehead), a ceremony for adorning the bride's hand and feet with henna (called mehendi) accompanied by Ladies' Sangeet (music and dance), and many other pre-wedding ceremonies.
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^ There are many other traditions which are local to their regional areas.
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.Another important ceremony is the "Haldi" program where the bride and the groom are anointed with turmeric paste.^ In the ceremony, the bride and the groom are purified.
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^ Marriages (Total, By residence of bride and groom, By county of residence of bride by county of residence of groom, By age of bride by age of groom, By education of bride by education of groom, By marriage number of bride by marriage number of groom, By race of bride and groom, By month of marriage by county of marriage, By type of ceremony by previous marital status of bride and groom); 2000.
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^ The cake-cutting ceremony takes place; the bride and groom jointly hold a cake cutter and cut the first pieces of the wedding cake.
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All the close relatives make sure that they have anointed the couple with turmeric.On the day (i.e. late evening) of the wedding proper, the Bridegroom, his friends and relatives come singing and dancing to the wedding site in a procession called baraat, and then the religious rituals take place to solemnize the wedding according to the religion of the couple. .While the groom may wear traditional Sherwani or dhoti or Western suit, his face is usually veiled with a mini-curtain of flowers called sehra.^ While the groom may wear traditional Sherwani or dhoti or Western suit, his face is usually veiled with a mini-curtain of flowers called sehra.
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^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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^ It is the norm for the groom and much of the male bridal party and guests to wear kilts, although suits are also worn.
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.The bride (Hindu or Muslim) always wears red clothes, never white because white symbolizes widowhood in Indian culture.^ The bride (Hindu or Muslim) always wears red clothes, never white because white symbolizes widowhood in Indian culture.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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^ In Southern and Eastern states the bride usually wears a red Sari, but in northern and central states the preferred garment is a decorated skirt-blouse and veil called lehenga.
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.In Southern and Eastern states the bride usually wears a red Sari, but in northern and central states the preferred garment is a decorated skirt-blouse and veil called lehenga.^ In Southern and Eastern states the bride usually wears a red Sari, but in northern and central states the preferred garment is a decorated skirt-blouse and veil called lehenga.
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^ The tradition began in Ancient Rome when the veil was used to hide the bride from any spirits that would corrupt her and the bridesmaids were to wear similar outfits so that the evil spirits were further confused.
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^ The bride (Hindu or Muslim) always wears red clothes, never white because white symbolizes widowhood in Indian culture.
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.After the solemnization of marriage, the bride departs with her husband.^ After the solemnization of marriage, the bride departs with her husband.
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^ (Bride) you take this man to be thy wedded husband, to live together in marriage?
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.This is a very sad event for the bride's relatives because traditionally she is supposed to permanently "break-off" her relations with her blood relatives to join her husband's family.^ This is a very sad event for the bride's relatives because traditionally she is supposed to permanently "break-off" her relations with her blood relatives to join her husband's family.
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^ Then the bride formally departs from her blood-relatives to join the groom's family.
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^ The bride and groom - and everyone - should consider these marriage vows as an IRREVOCABLE ACT - just as permanent and final as the breaking of this glass is unchangeable.
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.The wedding may be followed by a "reception" by the groom's parents at the groom's place.^ The wedding may be followed by a "reception" by the groom's parents at the groom's place.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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.While gifts and money to the couple are commonly given, the traditional dowry from the bride's parents to the couple is now officially forbidden by law.^ While gifts and money to the couple are commonly given, the traditional dowry from the bride's parents to the couple is officially forbidden by the law.
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^ This is a misinterpretation of an earlier tradition, when the "passing gates" were built when the bride was an orphan and money collected by "gate keepers" from the guests was handed over to the bride as her dowry (being orphan implied usually poverty).
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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Japanese wedding customs

.Japanese wedding customs fall into two categories: traditional Shinto ceremonies, and modern Western-style ceremonies.^ Like Western-style traditions, a reception takes place right after the wedding ceremony.
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^ Japanese wedding customs Japanese wedding customs fall into two categories: traditional Shinto ceremonies, and modern Western-style ceremonies.
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^ The ceremony is divided into two parts.
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.In either case, the couple must first be legally married by filing for marriage at their local government office, and the official documentation must be produced in order for the ceremony to be held.^ In either case, the couple must first be legally married by filing for marriage at their local government office, and the official documentation must be produced in order for the ceremony to be held.
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^ Marriage to be complete must first be spiritual.
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^ There are two types of regulations concerning the validity of a marriage: 1) Substantive requirements determining those eligible to be married and 2) The formalities prescribed by the state for the effectuation of a legally valid marriage.
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.Before ever getting married there are two types of mate selection that may occur with the couple: (1) miai, or an arranged marriage and (2) ren ai, or a love match.^ Before ever getting married there are two types of mate selection that may occur with the couple: (1) miai, or an arranged marriage and (2) ren ai, or a love match.
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^ In either case, the couple must first be legally married by filing for marriage at their local government office, and the official documentation must be produced in order for the ceremony to be held.
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^ As such, there are two kinds of marriages recognized by the Church, civil marriage and celestial marriage.
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[15] .The Japanese bride-to-be may be painted pure white from head to toe, visibly declaring her maiden status to the gods.^ The Japanese bride-to-be may be painted pure white from head to toe, visibly declaring her maiden status to the gods.
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^ A white ribbon may also be tied in front of the ceremony venue to symbolise the bond between the bride and groom.
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^ Japanese bride and groom, wearing white and black kimonos respectively.
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.Two choices of headgear exist.^ Two choices of headgear exist.
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.One, the watabōshi, is a white hood; the other, called the tsunokakushi, serves to hide the bride's 'horns of jealousy.'^ One, the watabōshi, is a white hood; the other, called the tsunokakushi, serves to hide the bride's 'horns of jealousy.'
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^ The bride usually wears a white, off-white, silver, or other very light colored dress, particularly at her first marriage.
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.It also symbolizes the bride's intention to become a gentle and obedient wife.^ It also symbolizes the bride's intention to become a gentle and obedient wife.
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A traditional Japanese wedding ceremony
.Traditional Japanese wedding customs (shinzen shiki) involve an elaborate ceremony held at a Shinto shrine.^ A traditional Japanese wedding ceremonyTraditional Japanese wedding customs (shinzen shiki) involve an elaborate ceremony held at a Shinto shrine.
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^ Military wedding A military wedding is a ceremony conducted in a military chapel and may involve a Saber Arch.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.Japanese weddings are being increasingly extravagant with all the elaborate details placed into thought.^ Japanese weddings are being increasingly extravagant with all the elaborate details placed into thought.
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^ A traditional Japanese wedding ceremonyTraditional Japanese wedding customs (shinzen shiki) involve an elaborate ceremony held at a Shinto shrine.
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^ Contemporary-style ceremonies With the two types of ceremonies, Shinto and Western, available it was bound for the two to be combined into what is called a contemporary Japanese wedding.
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.However, in some cases, younger generations choose to abandon the formal ways by having a "no host party" for a wedding.^ However, in some cases, younger generations choose to abandon the formal ways by having a "no host party" for a wedding.
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^ After the ceremony, usually the couple hold a great wedding party in some place with plenty of food, drinks, music and dance, usually until next morning.
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^ Below age of consent parties need parental consent and permission of judge, no younger than 14 for males and 13 for females.
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[16] .In this situation, the guests include mainly of the couple's friends who pay an attendance fee.^ In this situation, the guests include mainly of the couple's friends who pay an attendance fee.
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^ Currently on the Senate floor would permit counties to discount the marriage license fee for couples who complete a premarital education course.
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^ The guests of the reception include family members, friends, and colleagues.
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Western-style ceremonies

.In recent years, the "Western Style Wedding" (influenced by Christian weddings) has become the choice of most couples in Japan.^ Western-style ceremonies In recent years, the "Western Style Wedding" (influenced by Christian weddings) has become the choice of most couples in Japan.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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^ This custom originated in one part of Greece, where it is a substitute for wedding presents, however it has become more widespread recently.
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[17] .An industry has sprung up, dedicated to providing couples with a ceremony modeled after church rituals.^ An industry has sprung up, dedicated to providing couples with a ceremony modeled after church rituals.
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^ As soon as the married couple leave the church they get showered with rice for luck or guests drop coins at their feet for them to pick up.
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^ Most Christian churches give some form of blessing to a marriage; the wedding ceremony typically includes some sort of pledge by the community to support the couple's relationship.
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.Japanese western style weddings are generally held in a chapel, either in a simple or elaborate ceremony, often at a dedicated wedding chapel within a hotel.^ Japanese western style weddings are generally held in a chapel, either in a simple or elaborate ceremony, often at a dedicated wedding chapel within a hotel.
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^ They can be either elaborate or simple.
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^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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.Before the ceremony, there is a rehearsal.^ Before the ceremony, there is a rehearsal.
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.Often during this rehearsal, the bride's mother lowers the veil for her daughter, signifying the last act that a mother can do for her daughter, before "giving her away". The father of the bride, much like in Western ceremonies, walks the bride down the aisle to her awaiting groom.^ Often during this rehearsal, the bride's mother lowers the veil for her daughter, signifying the last act that a mother can do for her daughter, before "giving her away".
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^ In the ceremony, the bride and the groom are purified.
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^ The father of the bride, much like in Western ceremonies, walks the bride down the aisle to her awaiting groom.
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.After the rehearsal comes the procession.^ After the rehearsal comes the procession.
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.The wedding celebrant will often wear a wedding cross, or cana, a cross with two interlocking wedding rings attached, which symbolize a couple's commitment to sharing a life together in the bonds of holy matrimony.^ The wedding celebrant will often wear a wedding cross, or cana, a cross with two interlocking wedding rings attached, which symbolize a couple's commitment to sharing a life together in the bonds of holy matrimony.
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^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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.The wedding celebrant gives a brief welcome and an introductory speech before announcing the bride's entrance.^ The wedding celebrant gives a brief welcome and an introductory speech before announcing the bride's entrance.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ Often during this rehearsal, the bride's mother lowers the veil for her daughter, signifying the last act that a mother can do for her daughter, before "giving her away".
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.The procession ends with the groom bowing to the bride's father.^ The procession ends with the groom bowing to the bride's father.
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^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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^ The best man and bride's father toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes, usually humorous.
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.The father bows in return.^ The father bows in return.
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The service then starts. .The service is given either in Japanese, English or quite often, a mix of both.^ The service is given either in Japanese, English or quite often, a mix of both.
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^ Japanese western style weddings are generally held in a chapel, either in a simple or elaborate ceremony, often at a dedicated wedding chapel within a hotel.
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^ He had a faint accent, not quite English, but not quite American either.
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.It follows Protestant ceremony, relaxed and not overtly religious.^ It follows Protestant ceremony, relaxed and not overtly religious.
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.Typically part of 1 Corinthians 13 is read from the Bible.^ Typically part of 1 Corinthians 13 is read from the Bible.
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^ In Part II, the bride and groom join hands, and a Bible portion is read.
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.After the reading, there is a prayer and a short message, explaining the sanctity of the wedding vows (seiyaku).^ After the reading, there is a prayer and a short message, explaining the sanctity of the wedding vows (seiyaku).
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^ You also may add the Cherokee Wedding Prayer - from the " SPECIAL READINGS " section.
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^ There are LOTS of ceremonies, vows, readings below...
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.The bride and groom share their vows and exchange rings.^ The bride and groom share their vows and exchange rings.
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^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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^ The bride and groom - and everyone - should consider these marriage vows as an IRREVOCABLE ACT - just as permanent and final as the breaking of this glass is unchangeable.
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.The chapel register is signed and the new couple is announced.^ The chapel register is signed and the new couple is announced.
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^ La Coka Nostra Sign New Deal and Announce Tour .
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.This is often followed by the traditional wedding kiss.^ This is often followed by the traditional wedding kiss.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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.The service can conclude with another hymn and a benediction.^ The service can conclude with another hymn and a benediction.
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Contemporary-style ceremonies

.With the two types of ceremonies, Shinto and Western, available it was bound for the two to be combined into what is called a contemporary Japanese wedding.^ Japanese wedding customs Japanese wedding customs fall into two categories: traditional Shinto ceremonies, and modern Western-style ceremonies.
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^ The ceremony is divided into two parts.
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^ Contemporary-style ceremonies With the two types of ceremonies, Shinto and Western, available it was bound for the two to be combined into what is called a contemporary Japanese wedding.
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.Contemporary Japanese weddings are celebrated in many ways.^ Contemporary Japanese weddings are celebrated in many ways.
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^ Contemporary-style ceremonies With the two types of ceremonies, Shinto and Western, available it was bound for the two to be combined into what is called a contemporary Japanese wedding.
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^ If children are coming into the marriage, there are many different ways to involve the children in the wedding ceremony itself.
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.On the beginning of the wedding day, the participants are to get ready at the parlor's beauty shop.^ On the beginning of the wedding day, the participants are to get ready at the parlor's beauty shop.
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^ The responsibility of the beauty shop is to dress the bride, the groom, and the other participants in the formal Japanese attire.
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^ Malay wedding customs Main article: Malay wedding A Malay wedding ceremony spreads over two days, beginning with the akad nikah ceremony on the first day.
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.The responsibility of the beauty shop is to dress the bride, the groom, and the other participants in the formal Japanese attire.^ The groom then follows with a response on behalf of his bride.
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^ The responsibility of the beauty shop is to dress the bride, the groom, and the other participants in the formal Japanese attire.
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^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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.Dressing the bride is an important task because the bride is to change into several outfits throughout her wedding day.^ Dressing the bride is the important task for the bride is to change into several outfits throughout her wedding day.
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^ Throughout the reception, the bride shall receive the guests' utmost attention for she changes two to three times for the dramatic entrances.
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^ In the morning of the wedding day the groom will either deliver the bridal bouquet to the bride’s house or wait outside the ceremony venue and present the bride her bouquet upon her arrival.
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.Due to the complexity of the design, dressing a bride can be difficult and time consuming and for this reason the bride must be the first person to arrive two hours prior to the wedding ceremony.^ Due to the complexity of the design, dressing a bride can be difficult and time consuming and for this reason the bride must be the first person to arrive two hours prior to the wedding ceremony.
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^ An hour prior to the wedding ceremony, the guests and the groom should start to arrive.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.The bride's attire consists of an extravagant kimono, heavy make-up, a wig, and a head covering.^ The bride's attire consists of an extravagant kimono, heavy make-up, a wig, and a head covering.
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.An hour prior to the wedding ceremony, the guests and the groom should start to arrive.^ An hour prior to the wedding ceremony, the guests and the groom should start to arrive.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.When everyone is dressed in their formal attire, the bride and the groom are to separate from each other and meet their close relatives in a waiting room.^ The responsibility of the beauty shop is to dress the bride, the groom, and the other participants in the formal Japanese attire.
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^ Then the bride formally departs from her blood-relatives to join the groom's family.
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^ When everyone is dressed in their formal attire, the bride and the groom are to separate from each other and meet their close relatives in a waiting room.
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.The relatives present will appear in the family photo and will also attend the religious ceremony.^ The relatives present will appear in the family photo and will also attend the religious ceremony.
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^ If the couple is also having a religious ceremony, the civil ceremony acts as a private family wedding.
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^ Those guests who did not attend the religious ceremony are able to view the ceremony on video screens located in the lobby.
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.During this gathering, the kaizoe (assistant) will inform the participants of what will take place and what they should do during the day since they are not familiar with the ceremony.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ During this gathering, the kaizoe (assistant) will inform the participants of what will take place and what they should do during the day for they are not familiar with the ceremony.
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^ I believe it is very important that if children are coming into the marriage that they be recognized or participate in some aspect of the wedding ceremony itself.
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.When all is understood, the relatives and participants are brought to the photo studio where the professional photographs are to be taken.^ When all is understood, the relatives and participants are brought to the photo studio where the professional photographs are to be taken.
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^ Professional photographers are invited too to participate in the contribution and serve community together with the country which the pictures are of or countries they are representing.
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.Taking the photographs of the bride, the groom, and their relatives is considered to be the central part of the wedding day.^ Taking the photographs of the bride, the groom, and their relatives are considered to be the essential part of the wedding day.
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^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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.The photographs of the couple and their family are designed to represent the couple's prospective future together.^ The photographs of the couple and their family are designed to represent the couple's prospective future together.
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^ When they leave the church the guests toss rice or coins at the married couple for good and prosperous future together.
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^ Lighting the center candle represents that your two lives are now joined to one light, and represents the joining together of your two families and sets of friends to one.
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.After the lengthy photo session, the bride, the groom, and others are brought to the Shinto shrine.^ After the lengthy photo session, the bride, the groom, and others are brought to the Shinto shrine.
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^ Knowing that this marriage is permanent, the bride and groom should strive to show each other the love and respect befitting their spouse and love of their life."
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^ Among some members of the lower classes, the bride and groom may deliberately smear cake on each others' faces at this time, which is considered vulgar elsewhere.
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.Nowadays, the Shinto shrine may be conveniently located inside a hotel where all the activities will take place.^ Nowadays, the Shinto shrine may be conveniently located inside a hotel where all the activities will take place.
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^ A wedding ceremony takes place at a church, register office or possibly another favorite location, such as a hilltop.
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^ In reality, if you take away all debates about gender, gender roles, and sexuality, our world would be a much quieter place.
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.A Shinto priest conducts the ceremony.^ A Shinto priest conducts the ceremony.
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.In the ceremony, the bride and the groom are purified.^ In the ceremony, the bride and the groom are purified.
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^ Marriages (Total, By county, By bride’s age and county where ceremony was performed, By groom’s age and county where ceremony was performed, By county of occurrence and county bride’s and groom’s residence); 2000.
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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However, the ceremony's important event occurs when the bride and the groom exchange nuptial cups of sake also known as san-san-ku-do. .With the addition of Western tradition, the exchange of rings and weddings vows also take place.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ Like Western-style traditions, a reception takes place right after the wedding ceremony.
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^ With the addition of Western tradition, the exchange of rings and weddings vows also take place.
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.Those guests who did not attend the religious ceremony are able to view the ceremony on video screens located in the lobby.^ Those guests who did not attend the religious ceremony are able to view the ceremony on video screens located in the lobby.
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^ Your request will be sent to those members of GoSee4Me who live or work near the location you defined.
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^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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.Like Western-style traditions, a reception takes place right after the wedding ceremony.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ With the addition of Western tradition, the exchange of rings and weddings vows also take place.
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^ Like Western-style traditions, a reception takes place right after the wedding ceremony.
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.The guests of the reception include family members, friends, and colleagues.^ The guests of the reception include family members, friends, and colleagues.
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^ The couple is assisted by two witnesses, a man (usually grooms' side) and a woman (usually brides' side) who are either family members or close friends.
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^ I invite you to forward this information through your personal email lists and encourage others to forward it to their friends and family members.
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.Due to the wedding industry's attempt to maximize time and space, the reception will last exactly two hours.^ Due to the wedding industry's attempt to maximize time and space, the reception will last exactly two hours.
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^ By the time the candle service is done the two hours restriction will soon expire.
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^ Throughout the reception, the bride shall receive the guests' utmost attention for she changes two to three times for the dramatic entrances.
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.The reception does not include any random activities, but follows a strict order of events.^ The reception does not include any random activities, but follows a strict order of events.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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.The reception includes dramatic entrances by the bride and the groom with special effects, speeches, and other performances.^ With all the dramatic entrances, the groom will join the bride.
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^ Pictures are to be taken during the dramatic entrances of the bride and the groom.
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^ The reception includes dramatic entrances by the bride and the groom with special effects, speeches, and other performances.
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.Throughout the reception, the bride shall receive the guests' utmost attention because she changes two to three times for the dramatic entrances.^ Throughout the reception, the bride shall receive the guests' utmost attention for she changes two to three times for the dramatic entrances.
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^ Due to the wedding industry's attempt to maximize time and space, the reception will last exactly two hours.
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^ The bride's family is then responsible for receiving the guests of the wedding in their home for a reception afterward.
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.With all the dramatic entrances, the groom will join the bride.^ With all the dramatic entrances, the groom will join the bride.
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^ Pictures are to be taken during the dramatic entrances of the bride and the groom.
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^ Throughout the reception, the bride shall receive the guests' utmost attention for she changes two to three times for the dramatic entrances.
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.For example, the first entrance includes the bride, the groom, and the nakodo couple.^ For example, the first entrance includes the bride, the groom, and the nakodo couple.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.
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.Nakodo means a "matchmaker" or a "go-between", which is usually referred to the husband.^ Nakodo means a "matchmaker" or a "go-between", which is usually referred to the husband.
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.The nakodo couple plays such an important role that their names appear on the announcement of the wedding.^ The nakodo couple plays such an important role that their names appear on the announcement of the wedding.
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^ It is also important being the first time the newly married Bride and Groom share their first meal together as a lawfully wedded couple.
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^ As Boylan explains: "These are marriages in which at least one member of the couple has changed genders since the wedding.""I am in such a marriage myself," Boylan explains.
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.The purpose of the nakodo is to symbolize a stable marriage.^ The purpose of the nakodo is to symbolize a stable marriage.
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.As the two couples appear a special effect of a cloud of white smoke will appear to surround them.^ As the two couples appear a special effect of a cloud of white smoke will appear to surround them.
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.Simultaneously, the hall lights are dimmed and the stage lighting will turn to the color of rose-pink; this astonishes the guests.^ Simultaneously, the hall lights are dimmed and the stage lighting will turn to the color of rose-pink; this astonishes the guests.
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.Pictures are to be taken during the dramatic entrances of the bride and the groom.^ With all the dramatic entrances, the groom will join the bride.
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^ Pictures are to be taken during the dramatic entrances of the bride and the groom.
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^ Throughout the reception, the bride shall receive the guests' utmost attention for she changes two to three times for the dramatic entrances.
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.After the photographs have been taken, they will be led back to their table.^ After the photographs have been taken, they will be led back to their table.
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.At this point the Master of Ceremonies will congratulate the newlyweds and their family.^ At this point the Master of Ceremonies will congratulate the newlyweds and their family.
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^ Right after the ceremony the closest family and all the guest form a line in the front of the church to congratulate the newlyweds and wish them love and happiness.
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.He/she will then introduce the nakodo, who will start the opening speeches and more speeches will follow.^ He/she will then introduce the nakodo, who will start the opening speeches and more speeches will follow.
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.Being that the reception is highly structured the speakers will have the idea of being formal and concise in mind.^ Being that the reception is highly structured the speakers will have the idea of being formal and concise in mind.
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.With all the speeches finished, the bride and the groom will perform the Western-style traditions, which include the following: (1) the cake cutting ceremony and (2) the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife.^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.
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^ For example, the first entrance includes the bride, the groom, and the nakodo couple.
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.The next part of the reception is the toast, or kanpai, which simplifies the mood of the reception where the guests can start to relax, eat, and drink.^ The next part of the reception is the toast, or kanpai, which simplifies the mood of the reception where the guests can start to relax, eat, and drink.
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.What follows the toast are the short congratulatory speeches made by relatives, friends, and colleagues.^ What follows the toast are the short congratulatory speeches made by relatives, friends, and colleagues.
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.During this time, the bride has gone to change into her first costume and continues throughout the reception.^ During this time, the bride has gone to change into her first costume and continues throughout the reception.
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^ Throughout the reception, the bride shall receive the guests' utmost attention for she changes two to three times for the dramatic entrances.
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^ However, the groom will also have a chance to change into his costume, which is the Western tuxedo.
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.However, the groom will also have a chance to change into his costume, which is the Western tuxedo.^ However, the groom will also have a chance to change into his costume, which is the Western tuxedo.
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^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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^ During this time, the bride has gone to change into her first costume and continues throughout the reception.
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.By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.^ By the end of the night, both the bride and the groom have changed from their traditional Japanese attire to their Western-style attire.
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^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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.After their last change of costumes, the newlyweds will perform the candle service.^ After their last change of costumes, the newlyweds will perform the candle service.
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.Both will have a long, unlit candle, which will be lit from the table where their parents are seated.^ Both will have a long, unlit candle, which will be lit from the table where their parents are seated.
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^ Once all the candles are lit, the newlyweds will return to their table where they will light what is called the Memorial Candle.
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.Next, the couple will walk around the room in a circle and light the candles placed on their guests' table.^ Next, the couple will walk around the room in a circle and light the candles placed on their guests' table.
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^ Once all the candles are lit, the newlyweds will return to their table where they will light what is called the Memorial Candle.
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^ After the ceremony, usually the couple hold a great wedding party in some place with plenty of food, drinks, music and dance, usually until next morning.
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.Once all the candles are lit, the newlyweds will return to their table where they will light what is called the Memorial Candle.^ Once all the candles are lit, the newlyweds will return to their table where they will light what is called the Memorial Candle.
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^ Next, the couple will walk around the room in a circle and light the candles placed on their guests' table.
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^ Those few gifts that are brought to the wedding are not opened at the reception; they are placed on a table at the reception for later delivery to the newlyweds' home.
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.By the time the candle service is done the two hours restriction will soon expire.^ By the time the candle service is done the two hours restriction will soon expire.
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^ Due to the wedding industry's attempt to maximize time and space, the reception will last exactly two hours.
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^ Due to the complexity of the design, dressing a bride can be difficult and time consuming and for this reason the bride must be the first person to arrive two hours prior to the wedding ceremony.
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.The remaining few minutes includes short speeches, songs, dances, etc.^ The remaining few minutes includes short speeches, songs, dances, etc.
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.As the reception ends a flower presentation ceremony will take place, which is where the newlyweds will present their parents with a gift of flowers to display appreciation for their parents raising them to the people they are today.^ As the reception ends a flower presentation ceremony will take place, which is where the newlyweds will present their parents with a gift of flowers to display appreciation for their parents raising them to the people they are today.
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^ Children who are born to parents who have already been sealed need no such ceremony, as they have been "born in the covenant."
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^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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.At this point, the reception has ended with quick flashes and farewells.^ At this point, the reception has ended with quick flashes and farewells.
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Malay wedding customs

.A Malay wedding ceremony spreads over two days, beginning with the akad nikah ceremony on the first day.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ Malay wedding customs Main article: Malay wedding A Malay wedding ceremony spreads over two days, beginning with the akad nikah ceremony on the first day.
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^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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.The groom signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide the bride with a mas kahwin (dowry).^ The groom signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide the bride with a mas kahwin (dowry).
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^ Marriages (By age of groom and bride, By age of groom, By age of bride); 2000.
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^ Marriage Rates (Total, By Race of Groom, By race of groom by County, By month of occurrence), Marriages (By race of groom by county, By month of occurrence, By race of bride and groom, By previous marital status, By race of bride and groom, By age of bride by age of groom); 2000 .
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.After that, their hands are dyed with henna during the berinai besar ceremony.^ After that, their hands are dyed with henna during the berinai besar ceremony.
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^ During the ceremony wedding rings are exchanged and both the husband and wife wear them on their right hand.
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.The bride's hair is also trimmed or her eyebrows shaped by a beautician known as the mak andam.^ The bride's hair is also trimmed or her eyebrows shaped by a beautician known as the mak andam.
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.One the second day, the bride is with her family and friends with musicians and bunga manggar or palm blossom carriers at the bride's house.^ One the second day, the bride is with her family and friends with musicians and bunga manggar or palm blossom carriers at the bride's house.
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^ The next day is "baraat" in which the groom comes over to the bride's house with all his family, there is a big feast hosted by the bride's family.
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^ They usually send or deliver wedding gifts to the bride's family home before the wedding day.
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.At the house they are greeted with sprinkling of yellow rice and scented water.^ At the house they are greeted with sprinkling of yellow rice and scented water.
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North American customs

United States customs

.Most weddings in the United States follow a similar pattern to the Italian wedding.^ North American customs [edit] United States customs See also: Etiquette in Canada and the United States#Weddings See also: Ceremonial clothing in Western cultures#Marriage Most weddings in the United States follow a similar pattern to the Italian wedding.
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^ Cantonese wedding customs Main article: Cantonese wedding Most Cantonese wedding rituals follow the main Chinese wedding traditions, although some rituals are particular to the Cantonese people.
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.It traditionally follows the white wedding type (see also Wedding types below), which originates from the white color of the bride's wedding dress, but refers to an entire wedding routine.^ The Polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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.Customs and traditions vary, but common components are listed below.^ Customs and traditions vary, but common components are listed below.
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^ Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.
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Before the wedding
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  • The host sends invitations to the wedding guests, usually one to two months before the wedding.^ Before the wedding The bride's family sends invitations to the wedding guests, usually about a month before the wedding.
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    ^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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    ^ If the guest is declining the invitation, it is typical to send a note of congratulations.
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    .Invitations may most formally be addressed by hand to show the importance and personal meaning of the occasion.^ Invitations may be addressed by hand to show the importance and personal meaning of the occasion.
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    ^ Many young couples, accompanied by the parents, visit their family and friends to hand them the wedding invitations personally.
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    ^ Customs: The bride's family sends invitations on behalf of the couple to the wedding guests, addressed by hand.
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    .Large numbers of invitations may be mechanically reproduced.^ In the past, large numbers of invitations were engraved because it was the highest quality printing technology available at the time; smaller numbers were written by hand.
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    .As engraving was the highest quality printing technology available in the past, this has become associated with wedding invitation tradition.^ In the past, large numbers of invitations were engraved because it was the highest quality printing technology available at the time; smaller numbers were written by hand.
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    .Receiving an invitation does not impose any obligation on the invitee other than promptly accepting or declining the invitation, and offering congratulations to the couple.^ Whether considered appropriate or not, others believe that weddings are opportunities to extract funds or specific gifts from as many people as possible, and that even an invitation carries an expectation of monetary reward rather than merely congratulations.
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    ^ Receiving an invitation does not impose any obligation on the invited person beyond promptly informing the hosts about whether the guest will be attending.
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    ^ If the guest is declining the invitation, it is typical to send a note of congratulations.
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  • While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who attend the wedding choose to do so.^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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    ^ Some guests find bridal registries inappropriate as they contravene traditional notions behind gifts, such as the belief that all gifts are optional and delightful surprises, that they take away the element of surprise, and that they lead to a type of price-based competition, as the couple knows the costs of each individual item.
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    ^ Wedding presents are given by the elderly couples or couples that or older than the newlyweds and tea is served by the younger family members.
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    .Wedding gifts are most commonly sent to the bride's or host's home before the wedding day.^ They usually send or deliver wedding gifts to the bride's family home before the wedding day.
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    ^ Guests send or deliver wedding gifts to the bride's family home before the wedding day.
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    ^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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    Gifts are typically not brought to ceremonies or receptions, and any that are will not be opened, but rather placed aside for later delivery to the newlyweds' home.
  • A color scheme is selected by some to match everything from bridesmaids' dresses, flowers, invitations, and decorations, though there is no necessity in doing so.
At the wedding
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  • A wedding ceremony may take place anywhere, but often a church, courthouse, or outdoor venue.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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    ^ A wedding ceremony takes place at a church, courthouse, or other location, such as an outdoor venue.
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    ^ Military wedding A military wedding is a ceremony conducted in a military chapel and may involve a Saber Arch.
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    .The ceremony is usually brief, and may be dictated by the couple's religious practices.^ The ceremony itself is usually brief, and is primarily dictated by the couple's religious practices.
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    ^ In the latter case, if the couple already has children, they may also accompany the ceremony to be sealed to their parents.
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    ^ MUSIC (For couples who are adding music to the ceremony, it is usually placed either here or after the vows are repeated earlier.
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    .The most common non-religious form is derived from a simple Anglican ceremony in the Book of Common Prayer, and can be performed in less than ten minutes, although it is often extended by inserting music or speeches.^ The most common non-religious form is derived from a simple Anglican ceremony in the Book of Common Prayer.
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    ^ Often in Scotland this takes the form of a céilidh, a night of informal traditional Scottish dancing in couples and groups to live traditional music.
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    ^ Although Muslim and Hindu marriages have their distinctive religious rituals, there are many common cultural rituals in marriages across religion among Bengali people.
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    .Because of its brevity, guests who arrive late may miss the ceremony entirely.
  • The bride usually wears a white, off-white, silver, or other very light-colored dress, particularly at her first marriage.^ The Polish bride traditionally wears a white dress and a veil.
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    ^ Who may solemnize marriages?
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    ^ Who may join persons in marriage .
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    [20] .Brides may choose any color, although black is strongly discouraged by some as it is the color of mourning in the west.^ Among some members of the lower classes, the bride and groom may deliberately smear cake on each others' faces at this time, which is considered vulgar elsewhere.
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    ^ Brides may choose any color except black, which is strongly deprecated as the color of grief, and therefore being more appropriate to funerals than to weddings.
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  • Uncooked rice is sometimes thrown at the newlyweds as they leave the ceremony to symbolize fertility.^ Rice is sometimes thrown at the newlyweds as they leave the ceremony to symbolize fertility.
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    ^ At the end of the wedding ceremony, as the newly wedded pair leave the church, the guests throw rice and flowers for fertility and felicity.
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    ^ When they leave the church the guests toss rice or coins at the married couple for good and prosperous future together.
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    .Some individuals, churches or communities choose birdseed due to a false but widely believed myth that birds eating the rice will burst.^ Some individuals, churches or communities choose birdseed due to a false but widely believed myth that birds eating the rice will burst.
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    ^ Most Christian churches give some form of blessing to a marriage; the wedding ceremony typically includes some sort of pledge by the community to support the couple's relationship.
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    [22] .Because of the mess that rice and birdseed make, modern couples often leave in clouds of bubbles.^ Because of the mess that rice and birdseed makes, modern couples often leave in clouds of bubbles.
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    ^ When they leave the church the guests toss rice or coins at the married couple for good and prosperous future together.
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    ^ As soon as the married couple leave the church they get showered with rice for luck or guests drop coins at their feet for them to pick up.
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  • The wedding party may form a receiving line at this point, or later at a wedding reception, so that each guest may briefly greet the entire wedding party.
At the wedding reception
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  • Drinks, snacks, or perhaps a full meal, especially at long receptions, are served while the guests and wedding party mingle.
  • Often the best man and/or maid of honor toast the newlyweds with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes; sometimes other guests follow with their own toasts.^ The best man and bride's father toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes, usually humorous.
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    ^ A wedding is often followed or accompanied by a wedding reception, known as the 'Wedding Breakfast', at which an elaborate wedding cake is served.
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    ^ Usually a drink is served while the guests and bridal party mingle.
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    .Champagne is usually provided for this purpose.
  • In a symbolic cutting of the wedding cake, the couple may jointly hold a cake knife and cut the first pieces of the wedding cake, which they feed to each other.^ The cake-cutting ceremony takes place; the bride and groom jointly hold a cake cutter and cut the first pieces of the wedding cake.
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    ^ Champagne is usually provided for the toast.
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    ^ Champagne or sparkling cider are usually provided for this purpose.
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    .In some sub-cultures, they may deliberately smear cake on each other's faces, which is considered vulgar elsewhere.^ Among some members of the lower classes, the bride and groom may deliberately smear cake on each others' faces at this time, which is considered vulgar elsewhere.
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    ^ Help them to remember to be each other's sweetheart, helpmate, friend and guide, so that together they may meet the cares and problems of life more bravely.
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    ^ Help them to remember to be each other's sweetheart, helpmate, best friend and guide, so that together they may meet the cares and problems of life more bravely.
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  • If dancing is offered, the newlyweds first dance together briefly.^ If dancing is offered, the bride and groom first dance briefly together.
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    ^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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    ^ Western traditions include toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake.
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    .Often a further protocol is followed, wherein each dances next with a parent, and then possibly with other members of the wedding party.^ This is often followed by the traditional wedding kiss.
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    ^ Often a further protocol is followed, wherein they dance next with a parent, and then possibly with other members of the wedding party.
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    ^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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    .Special songs are chosen by the couple, particularly for a mother/son dance and a father/daughter dance.^ Special songs are chosen by the bride and groom particularly for a mother son dance and a father daughter dance.
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    ^ Sometimes couples which a special recognition to their mothers - such as giving them a rose each on the exit.
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    ^ (Sometimes a couple will play a special song at this point).
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    .In some subcultures, a dollar dance takes place in which guests are expected to dance with the one of the newlyweds, and give them a small amount of cash.^ In some subcultures, a dollar dance expects guests to dance with the bride or the groom, and to give them a small amount of cash during the dance.
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    ^ "Let me get you some clothes, and we'll go find one of the guest rooms."
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    ^ As the reception ends a flower presentation ceremony will take place, which is where the newlyweds will present their parents with a gift of flowers to display appreciation for their parents raising them to the people they are today.
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    .This practice, as is any suggestion that the guests owe money to the couple, is considered rude in most social groups as it is contrary to basic western etiquette.^ This practice, as is any suggestion that the guests owe money to the couple, is considered rude in other social groups.
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    ^ Western-style ceremonies In recent years, the "Western Style Wedding" (influenced by Christian weddings) has become the choice of most couples in Japan.
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    ^ Most guests witness only this short ceremony and then socialize, have dinner and leave.
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  • In the mid-twentieth century it became common for a bride to toss her bouquet over her shoulder to the assembled unmarried women during the reception.^ The bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulder to the assembled unmarried women on departing; the woman who catches it, superstition has it, will be the next to marry.
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    ^ A new bride tossing her flower bouquet over her shoulder.
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    ^ During this time, the bride has gone to change into her first costume and continues throughout the reception.
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    .The woman who catches it, superstition has it, will be the next to marry.^ The bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulder to the assembled unmarried women on departing; the woman who catches it, superstition has it, will be the next to marry.
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    ^ A bride may throw her bouquet to the assembled group of all unmarried women in attendance, with folklore suggesting the person who catches it will be the next to wed.
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    ^ A fairly recent equivalent has the groom throwing the bride's garter to the assembled unmarried men; the man who catches it is supposedly the next to wed.
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    .In a similar process, her groom tosses the bride's garter to the unmarried men, followed by the man who caught the garter placing it on the leg of the woman who caught the bouquet.^ The groom then follows with a response on behalf of his bride.
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    ^ Who is it that brings this woman forward to this man?
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    ^ In some social groups, the process is repeated for unmarried men with the groom tossing the bride's garter for the same purpose.
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    .While still common in many circles, these practices (particularly the latter) are falling into less favor in the 21st century.^ These practices are falling into less favor in the 21st century.
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Wedding gifts
.The purpose of inviting guests is to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in their joy and celebration.^ Wedding gifts The purpose of inviting guests is to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in the bride and groom's joy and celebration.
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^ Once the civil ceremony is complete, the couple will receive a livret de famille, a booklet where a copy of the marriage certificate is recorded.
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^ Taking marriage vows in the presence of a witness and then leaping over the handle of a broom became the common practice to create a recognized union.
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.Gifts for the wedding couple are optional, although most guests attempt to give at least a token gift of their best wishes.^ Gifts for the bride and groom are optional, although most guests attempt to give at least a token gift of their best wishes.
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^ Often the best man and/or maid of honor toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes; sometimes other guests follow with their own toasts.
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^ In Southern Italy, as the guests leave, they hand envelopes of money to the bride and groom, who return the gift with a wedding favor, a small token of appreciation.
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.Some couples and families feel, contrary to proper etiquette, that in return for the expense they put into entertaining and feeding their guests, the guests should pay them with similarly expensive gifts or cash.^ Some brides and grooms and families feel, contrary to proper etiquette, that, in return for the expense they put into entertaining and feeding their guests, the guests should pay them with similarly expensive gifts or cash.
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^ Some guests find bridal registries inappropriate as they contravene traditional notions behind gifts, such as the belief that all gifts are optional and delightful surprises, that they take away the element of surprise, and that they lead to a type of price-based competition, as the couple knows the costs of each individual item.
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^ "They got those from the secretary of state, and they've entered those into a database, and they've put them up on the Internet."
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.The couple often registers for gifts at a store well in advance of their wedding.^ The couple often registers for gifts at a store well in advance of their wedding.
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^ Alternatively, the couple may register at department store and have a list of gifts there.
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^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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.This allows them to create a list of household items, usually including china, silverware and crystalware, linens or other fabrics, pots and pans, etc. Registries are intended to aid guests in selecting gifts the newlyweds truly want, and the service is sufficiently profitable that most retailers, from luxury shops to discount stores, offer the opportunity.^ This allows them to create a list of household items, usually including china, silverware and crystalware, and often including linen preferences, pots and pans, and similar items.
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^ Registries are intended to make it easy for guests who wish to purchase gifts to feel comfortable that they are purchasing gifts that the newlyweds truly want, and the service is sufficiently profitable that most retailers, from luxury shops to discount stores, offer the opportunity.
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^ Among the items offered our NCAA & NBA basketball tickets both premium and discounted rates.
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.Registry information should, according to etiquette, be provided only to guests upon direct request, and never included in the invitation.^ Registry information should, according to etiquette, be provided only to guests upon direct request, and should never be included in the invitation.
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[30] .Some couples additionally or instead register with services that enable money gifts intended to fund items such as a honeymoon, home purchase or college fund.^ Some couples additionally register with services that enable money gifts intended to fund items such as a honeymoon, home purchase or college fund.
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^ Some guests find bridal registries inappropriate as they contravene traditional notions behind gifts, such as the belief that all gifts are optional and delightful surprises, that they take away the element of surprise, and that they lead to a type of price-based competition, as the couple knows the costs of each individual item.
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^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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.Some find bridal registries inappropriate as they contravene traditional notions behind gifts, such as that all gifts are optional and delightful surprises personally chosen by the giver, and that registries lead to a type of price-based competition, as the couple knows the cost of each gift.^ Some guests find bridal registries inappropriate as they contravene traditional notions behind gifts, such as the belief that all gifts are optional and delightful surprises, that they take away the element of surprise, and that they lead to a type of price-based competition, as the couple knows the costs of each individual item.
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^ In some point of the party, they also dance the traditional zeibekiko (groom) and çiftetelli (bride).
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^ While gifts and money to the couple are commonly given, the traditional dowry from the bride's parents to the couple is officially forbidden by the law.
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.Traditionally, weddings were considered a personal event and inviting people to the wedding who are not known to at least one member of the couple well enough to be able to choose an appropriate gift was considered inappropriate, and registries should therefore be unnecessary.^ Traditionally, weddings were considered a personal event and inviting people to the wedding who are known neither to the bride nor groom well enough to be able to choose an appropriate gift was considered inappropriate, and registries would therefore be unnecessary.
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^ The couple often registers for gifts at a store well in advance of their wedding.
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^ A typical Greek wedding will usually have more than 100 invited people (but usually 250-500) who are friends, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, first or second cousins, neighbors and colleagues.
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[31] .Whether considered appropriate or not, others believe that weddings are opportunities to extract funds or specific gifts from as many people as possible, and that even an invitation carries an expectation of monetary reward rather than merely congratulations.^ Whether considered appropriate or not, others believe that weddings are opportunities to extract funds or specific gifts from as many people as possible, and that even an invitation carries an expectation of monetary reward rather than merely congratulations.
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^ Brides may choose any color except black, which is strongly deprecated as the color of grief, and therefore being more appropriate to funerals than to weddings.
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^ It is generally best to give a child only one active role and also to be mentioned in the ceremony, rather than to actively involve a child at many different points throughout the ceremony.
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.Letters of thanks for any gift are traditionally sent promptly after the gift's receipt.^ Letters of thanks for any gift are traditionally sent promptly after the gift's receipt.
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.Tradition allows wedding gifts to be sent up to a year after the wedding date.^ Tradition allows wedding gifts to be sent up to a year after the wedding date.
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.Thanks should be sent as soon as possible, preferably within two weeks.^ Thanks should be sent as soon as possible, preferably within two weeks.
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^ Hadley Arkes Within the space of a week, two notable figures on the conservative side in our politics have come out in favor of same-sex marriage.
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African-American customs
Jumping the broom developed out West African Asante custom. .The broom in Ashanti and other Akan cultures also held spiritual value and symbolized sweeping away past wrongs or warding off evil spirits.^ Brooms were waved over the heads of marrying couples to ward off spirits.
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^ The broom in Ashanti and other Akan cultures also held spiritual value and symbolized sweeping away past wrongs or warding off evil spirits.
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.Brooms were waved over the heads of marrying couples to ward off spirits.^ Brooms were waved over the heads of marrying couples to ward off spirits.
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^ The broom in Ashanti and other Akan cultures also held spiritual value and symbolized sweeping away past wrongs or warding off evil spirits.
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.The couple would often but not always jump over the broom at the end of the ceremony.^ The couple would often but not always jump over the broom at the end of the ceremony.
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^ If a couple is adding the " Rose Ceremony ", often they will have a rose for each of the children.
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^ ROSE CEREMONY - Roses for the mothers: If adding the Rose ceremony to the marriage ceremony, couples will often stop on their exit and hand the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom each their Rose, whispering "I love you" before proceeding with their exit.
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The custom took on additional significance in the context of slavery in the United States. .Slaves had no right to legal marriage; slaveholders considered slaves property and feared that legal marriage and family bonds had the potential to lead to organization and revolt.^ Slaves had no right to legal marriage; slaveholders considered slaves property and feared that legal marriage and family bonds had the potential to lead to organization and revolt.
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^ The Bahá'í Faith sees marriage as a foundation of the structure of society, and considers it both a physical and spiritual bond that endures into the afterlife.
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^ No church or qualified church-controlled organization, as defined in 26 USC 3121, shall be required to participate in a ceremony solemnizing a marriage in violation of the religious beliefs of that church or qualified church-controlled organization.
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Marriage rituals, however, were important events to the Africans, who came in many cases come from richly ceremonial African cultures.
.Taking marriage vows in the presence of a witness and then leaping over the handle of a broom became the common practice to create a recognized union.^ Taking marriage vows in the presence of a witness and then leaping over the handle of a broom became the common practice to create a recognized union.
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^ This event may be legally documented as a marriage or another legally recognized partnership such as a civil union.
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^ Wedding gifts The purpose of inviting guests is to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in the bride and groom's joy and celebration.
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Brooms are also symbols of the hearth, the center of the new family being created. .Jumping the broom has become a practice in many modern weddings between African Americans.^ Jumping the broom has become a practice in many modern weddings between African Americans.
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^ Wedding customs around the world [edit] African customs [edit] Pygmy wedding traditions Pygmy engagements were not long and usually formalized by an exchange of visits between the families concerned.
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^ African-American customs Main article: Jumping the broom Jumping the broom developed out West African Asante custom.
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[citation needed]
.There are also traditions of broom jumping in Europe, in the Wicca and Celtic communities especially.^ There are also traditions of broom jumping in Europe, in the Wicca and Celtic communities especially.
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^ "Handfasting" is favored by practitioners of Celtic-based religions and spiritual traditions, such as Wicca and Druidism.
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.They are probably unconnected with the African practice.^ They are probably unconnected with the African practice.
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[citation needed]

Pakistani wedding customs

.A Pakistani wedding typically consist of four ceremonies on four separate days.^ Pakistani wedding customs Main articles: Pakistani wedding and Marriage in Pakistan A Pakistani wedding typically consist of four ceremonies on four separate days.
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^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ French customs In smaller French towns, the groom may meet his fiancée at her home on the day of the wedding and escort her to the chapel where the ceremony is being held.
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.It may consist of 3 days if the first function called "Mehndi" is done in a combined manner by both the bride and groom's family.^ It may consist of 3 days if the first function called "Mehndi" is done in a combined manner by both the bride and groom's family.
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^ The first function is Mehndi in which the families get together and celebrate the upcoming wedding function.
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^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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.The first function is Mehndi in which the families get together and celebrate the upcoming wedding function.^ The first function is Mehndi in which the families get together and celebrate the upcoming wedding function.
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^ It may consist of 3 days if the first function called "Mehndi" is done in a combined manner by both the bride and groom's family.
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^ It is also important being the first time the newly married Bride and Groom share their first meal together as a lawfully wedded couple.
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.On this day, it is customary to wear either green, yellow, orange, or other vibrant colors.^ The bride usually wears a white, off-white, silver, or other very light colored dress, particularly at her first marriage.
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.The bride-to-be gets her hands painted with henna, and songs and dances go on throughout the night.^ Special songs are chosen by the bride and groom particularly for a mother son dance and a father daughter dance.
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The Next day there is a function of "Walima" in which the groom's family is the host and the bride's family come over for a big feast. .The next day is "baraat" which is hosted by the bride's family.^ One the second day, the bride is with her family and friends with musicians and bunga manggar or palm blossom carriers at the bride's house.
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^ It may consist of 3 days if the first function called "Mehndi" is done in a combined manner by both the bride and groom's family.
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^ Next day there is a function of "Walima" in which the groom's family is the host and the bride's family come over for a big feast.
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.This event is usually held in a reception hall, and the groom comes over with his family and friends; a large feast is given.^ The guests of the reception include family members, friends, and colleagues.
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^ His family and friends come and wait for the bride, entertaining themselves until she appears.
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^ Before the church ceremony, especially in smaller areas, usually friends and relatives of the bride and the groom, accompanies them separately to the church playing traditional instruments, according to the region.
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.The bride's friends and relatives are also present, and the Baraat event can be considered the 'main' wedding event as it is the largest one out of all the events.^ This is a very sad event for the bride's relatives because traditionally she is supposed to permanently "break-off" her relations with her blood relatives to join her husband's family.
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^ One the second day, the bride is with her family and friends with musicians and bunga manggar or palm blossom carriers at the bride's house.
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^ The Wedding Breakfast is one occasion where every member of the family, who has had at least some role in the wedding, is present.
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.Then there is the holy ceremony of "Nikah" which is performed by a religious imam, after which bride and groom are declared as husband and wife.^ Then there is holy ceremony of "Nikah" after which bride and groom are declared as husband and wife.
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^ In the ceremony, the bride and the groom are purified.
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^ Marriages (Total, By county, By bride’s age and county where ceremony was performed, By groom’s age and county where ceremony was performed, By county of occurrence and county bride’s and groom’s residence); 2000.
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.On her wedding day, the bride-to-be can wear any color she wants, but vibrant colors and lots of traditional gold jewelry are typically worn.^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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^ The tradition began in Ancient Rome when the veil was used to hide the bride from any spirits that would corrupt her and the bridesmaids were to wear similar outfits so that the evil spirits were further confused.
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^ Most of the time the bride price is in the form of gold jewelry, fine fabric, or money, even a roast pig which symbolizes the bride to be a virgin.
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It is customary for the bride to wear traditional clothes such as a lahnga, shalwar kameez, or sari. .These weddings are also typical of the Muslim community in India.^ These weddings are also typical of the Muslim community in India.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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^ Most Christian churches give some form of blessing to a marriage; the wedding ceremony typically includes some sort of pledge by the community to support the couple's relationship.
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Iranian wedding

Persian wedding tradition, despite its local and regional variations, like many other rituals in Persia goes back to the ancient Zoroastrian tradition. .Though the concepts and theory of the marriage have changed drastically by Islamic traditions, the actual ceremonies have remained more or less the same as they were originally in the ancient Zoroastrian culture.^ (In November 2004, eleven more U.S. states amended their constitutions to prohibit same-sex marriage.
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^ Massachusetts voters favor same-sex marriage and 44 percent oppose it, with the remainder saying they don't know or choosing not to respond.
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^ I have written recently that while I am an opponent of same-sex marriage, I believe the other side will win this struggle, because the country has changed and is changing in ways that make their triumph inevitable.
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Russian wedding customs

.A traditional Russian wedding lasts for at least two days and some weddings last as long as a week.^ Russian wedding customs Main article: Russian wedding A traditional Russian wedding lasts for at least two days and some weddings last as long as a week.
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^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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^ Due to the wedding industry's attempt to maximize time and space, the reception will last exactly two hours.
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.Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, long toasts, and food and drinks.^ Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, long toasts, and food and drinks.
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^ After the ceremony, usually the couple hold a great wedding party in some place with plenty of food, drinks, music and dance, usually until next morning.
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.The best man and maid of honor are called witnesses, "svideteli" in Russian.^ The best man and maid of honor are called witnesses, "svideteli" in Russian.
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^ Often the best man and/or maid of honor toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes; sometimes other guests follow with their own toasts.
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.The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ With the addition of Western tradition, the exchange of rings and weddings vows also take place.
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^ Standard Christian Wedding Ceremony (This non-denomination Christian ceremony takes about 9-17 minutes, depending upon whether you have unity candles, Rose ceremony etc.
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.Throughout the years, Russian weddings have adopted many western customs, including bridesmaids and flower girls.^ Throughout the years, Russian weddings have adopted many western customs, including bridesmaids and flower girls.
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^ Detailed viewpoints on various wedding customs [edit] Customs associated with various religions [edit] Christian customs Main article: Christian views of marriage Many religions have extensive teachings regarding marriage.
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^ At the wedding A color scheme is often selected to match everything from bridesmaids' dresses, flowers, invitations, and decorations.
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.During the wedding feast any of the guests can start chanting "Gor'ko" ("bitter") which usually is immediately supported by the rest of the guests.^ During the wedding feast any of the guests can start chanting "Gor'ko" ("bitter") which usually is immediately supported by the rest of the guests.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ The wedding party starts with the invited people waiting for the couple, who usually come after some time.
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.In this case bride and groom should kiss each other and the kiss should last for as long as the chanting continues.^ In this case bride and groom should kiss each other and the kiss should last for as long as the chanting continues.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ Knowing that this marriage is permanent, the bride and groom should strive to show each other the love and respect befitting their spouse and love of their life."
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Religious aspects of weddings

Most religions recognize a life-long union with established ceremonies and rituals. .Some religions permit polygamous marriages or same-sex marriages.^ Many religions and branches of religions, including Quakers, Unitarians, and Reform and Reconstructionist Jews, recognize same-sex marriages, even if the government of their geographic area may not.
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^ The people are most commonly one man and one woman[citation needed], though some religions have permitted polygamous marriages and some faiths and denominations recognize same-sex marriages.
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Many Christian faiths emphasize the raising of children as a priority in a marriage. .In Judaism, marriage is so important that remaining unmarried is deemed unnatural.^ In Judaism, marriage is so important that remaining unmarried is deemed unnatural.
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[citation needed] .Islam also recommends marriage highly; among other things, it helps in the pursuit of spiritual perfection.^ Islam also recommends marriage highly; among other things, it helps in the pursuit of spiritual perfection.
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^ Testing the parameters of his moral vision during the presidential campaign, Obama was asked about same-sex marriage, among other things.
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[citation needed] The Bahá'í Faith sees marriage as a foundation of the structure of society, and considers it both a physical and spiritual bond that endures into the afterlife.[32] .Hinduism sees marriage as a sacred duty that entails both religious and social obligations.^ Hinduism sees marriage as a sacred duty that entails both religious and social obligations.
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^ A Brahmin (Hindu priest) arranges a sacred yajna (fire-sacrifice), and the sacred fire (Agni) is considered the prime witness (sākshī) of the marriage.
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^ The Bahá'í Faith sees marriage as a foundation of the structure of society, and considers it both a physical and spiritual bond that endures into the afterlife.
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[citation needed] By contrast, Buddhism does not encourage or discourage marriage, although it does teach how one might live a happily married life and emphasizes that marital vows are not to be taken lightly[citation needed] (see separate article for details).
.Different religions have different beliefs as regards the breakup of marriage (see divorce).^ Different religions have different beliefs as regards the breakup of marriage (see divorce).
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^ They tend to be church-oriented.” Voters also tend to differ on the marriage issue according to religion.
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^ Detailed viewpoints on various wedding customs [edit] Customs associated with various religions [edit] Christian customs Main article: Christian views of marriage Many religions have extensive teachings regarding marriage.
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For example, the Roman Catholic Church believes that marriage is a sacrament and a valid marriage between two baptized persons cannot be broken by any other means than death. .This means that civil divorcés cannot remarry in a Catholic marriage while their spouse is alive.^ This means that civil divorcés cannot remarry in a Catholic church marriage as long as their spouse is alive.
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^ For example, the Roman Catholic Church believes that marriage is a sacrament and a valid marriage between two baptized persons cannot be broken up by any other means than death.
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^ A couple, for example, may begin the process to have their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church only after they are no longer married in the eyes of the civil authority.
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In the area of nullity, religions and the state often apply different rules. .A couple, for example, may begin the process to have their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church only after they are no longer married in the eyes of the civil authority.^ A couple, for example, may begin the process to have their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church only after they are no longer married in the eyes of the civil authority.
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^ A spokesperson for Moss disputed the rumor stating she was only vacationing in at the luxury resort for the holiday and Moss has no intention on marrying.
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^ Just as it is appropriate for _______________ and _______________ to begin their marriage by affirming their love fore each other by exchanging Roses, they also wish to show their love for (Child/Children’s names) with a gift of a Rose."
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Customs associated with various religions

Christian customs

.Most Christian churches give some form of blessing to a marriage; the wedding ceremony typically includes some sort of pledge by the community to support the couple's relationship.^ (Some couples will add the " Standard Christian Ceremony Prayer" to make this a Christian ceremony.
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^ In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this.
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^ In marriage, Christians see a picture of the relationship between Jesus and the Church.
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.A church wedding is a ceremony presided over by a Christian priest or pastor.^ A church wedding is a ceremony presided over by a Christian priest or pastor.
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^ Civil wedding A civil wedding is a ceremony presided over by a local civil authority, such as an elected or appointed judge, Justice of the Peace or the mayor of a locality.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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.Ceremonies are based on reference to God, and are frequently embodied into other church ceremonies such as Mass.^ Ceremonies are based on reference to God, and are frequently embodied into other church ceremonies such as Mass.
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^ A wedding ceremony takes place at a church, courthouse, or other location, such as an outdoor venue.
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^ A wedding ceremony takes place at a church, register office or possibly another favorite location, such as a hilltop.
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.Customs may vary widely between denominations.^ Customs may vary widely between denominations.
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^ Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.
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.In the Roman Catholic Church "Holy Matrimony" is considered to be one of the seven sacraments, in this case one that the spouses bestow upon each other in front of a priest and members of the community as witnesses.^ In the Roman Catholic Church "Holy Matrimony" is considered to be one of the seven sacraments, in this case one that the spouses bestow upon each other in front of a priest and members of the community as witnesses.
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^ A Brahmin (Hindu priest) arranges a sacred yajna (fire-sacrifice), and the sacred fire (Agni) is considered the prime witness (sākshī) of the marriage.
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^ As all sacraments, it is seen as having been instituted by Jesus himself (see Gospel of Matthew 19:1-2, Catechism of the Catholic Church §1614-1615).
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.As all sacraments, it is seen as having been instituted by Jesus himself (see Gospel of Matthew 19:1-2, Catechism of the Catholic Church §1614-1615).^ As all sacraments, it is seen as having been instituted by Jesus himself (see Gospel of Matthew 19:1-2, Catechism of the Catholic Church §1614-1615).
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^ In marriage, Christians see a picture of the relationship between Jesus and the Church.
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In the Eastern Orthodox church, it is one of the Mysteries, and is seen as an ordination and a martyrdom.
Mar Thoma customs
Kerala is the homeland of Syrian Malabar Nasrani (Mar Thoma Christians or St. Thomas Christians). .It is believed that they were converted by Thomas the Apostle, the disciple of Jesus, in the 1st century.^ It is believed that they were converted by Thomas the Apostle, the disciple of Jesus, in the 1st century.
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.Their wedding customs and traditions include several Jewish elements and Indian customs.^ Their wedding customs and traditions include several Jewish elements and Indian customs.
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^ Indian wedding customs Main article: Indian wedding Indian weddings continue for several days.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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.The ceremony is divided into two parts.^ The ceremony is divided into two parts.
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^ Contemporary-style ceremonies With the two types of ceremonies, Shinto and Western, available it was bound for the two to be combined into what is called a contemporary Japanese wedding.
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^ Japanese wedding customs Japanese wedding customs fall into two categories: traditional Shinto ceremonies, and modern Western-style ceremonies.
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.In part I, the officiating minister receives the wedding ring from the groom, blesses it and puts it on the ring finger on the right hand of the bride.^ In part I, the officiating minister receives the wedding ring from the groom, blesses it and puts it on the ring finger on the right hand of the bride.
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^ The groom recites "Harei at mekudeshet li k'dat Moshe V'Yisrael"- "behold you are [thus] sanctified to me as the law of Moses and Israel" as he places the ring on the bride's right index finger.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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.This is a very old custom that is still followed.^ This is a very old custom that is still followed.
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.In Part II, the bride and groom join hands, and a Bible portion is read.^ In Part II, the bride and groom join hands, and a Bible portion is read.
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^ In Southern Italy, as the guests leave, they hand envelopes of money to the bride and groom, who return the gift with a wedding favor, a small token of appreciation.
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^ He /they answer " I do " , This person then steps back and the groom takes the bride's hand.
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.Then they are crowned as the head of a new family.^ Then they are crowned as the head of a new family.
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.The first gift to his wife is a necklace with a golden pendant called Minnu.^ The first gift to his wife is a necklace with a golden pendant called Minnu.
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^ So it is appropriate that for your first gift - as husband and wife - that gift would be a single rose.
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^ For your first gift as husband and wife, that gift will be a single rose.
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.The groom ties it around the neck of the bride.^ The groom ties it around the neck of the bride.
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^ Then the groom marks the bride's forehead with vermilion (sindoor) and puts a gold necklace (mangalsutra) around her neck.
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^ Handfasting Main article: Handfasting Handfasting is an ancient Celtic wedding ritual in which the bride's and groom's hands are tied together — hence the phrase "tying the knot".
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.She is also given a saree known as Manthrakodi.^ She is also given a saree known as Manthrakodi.
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.After the ceremony at the church there is the reception that will be followed by a ceremony called kachakoduppu.^ There is a wedding reception following the ceremony, usually at a different venue.
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^ After the ceremony at the church there is the reception that will be followed by a ceremony called kachakoduppu.
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^ Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.
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.In the presence of immediate relatives only, at the house of the groom, the groom gives a kacha (saree) to his mother-in-law.^ In the presence of immediate relatives only, at the house of the groom, the groom gives a kacha (saree) to his mother-in-law.
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.From that time they address one another as mother and son.^ From that time they address one another as mother and son.
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^ When frustration, difficult and fear assail your relationship - as they threaten all relationships at one time or another - remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part which seems wrong.
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^ But Jensen could only address one issue at a time.
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Quaker customs
.A Quaker wedding ceremony in a Friends meeting is similar to any other meeting for worship, and therefore often very different from the experience expected by non-Friends.^ Quaker customs Main article: Quaker wedding A Quaker wedding ceremony in a Friends meeting is similar to any other meeting for worship, and therefore often very different from the experience expected by non-Friends.
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^ A wedding ceremony takes place at a church, courthouse, or other location, such as an outdoor venue.
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^ In this regard Scotland differs significantly from England where only pre-approved public locations may be used for the wedding ceremony.
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Hindu customs

.Hindu ceremonies are conducted totally or at least partially in Sanskrit, the language of the Hindu scriptures.^ Hindu customs Main article: Hindu wedding Hindu ceremonies are conducted totally or at least partially in Sanskrit, the language of the Hindu scriptures.
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The wedding celebrations may last for several days (see the previous sub-section on Indian customs) and they can be extremely diverse, depending upon the region, denomination and caste. .On the night of wedding proper, the bride and the bridegroom garland each other (jaymaala) in front of the guests.^ On the night of wedding proper, the bride and the bridegroom garland each other (jaymaala) in front of the guests.
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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^ Often the best man and/or maid of honor toast the bride and groom with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes; sometimes other guests follow with their own toasts.
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.Most guests witness only this short ceremony and then socialize, have dinner and leave.^ Most guests witness only this short ceremony and then socialize, have dinner and leave.
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^ At the end of the wedding ceremony, as the newly wedded pair leave the church, the guests throw rice and flowers for fertility and felicity.
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^ Wedding gifts The purpose of inviting guests is to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in the bride and groom's joy and celebration.
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.The religious part comes hours later, witnessed by close friends and relatives.^ The religious part comes hours later, witnessed by close friends and relatives.
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^ The couple is assisted by two witnesses, a man (usually grooms' side) and a woman (usually brides' side) who are either family members or close friends.
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^ Bridegroom, his friends and relatives come singing and dancing to the wedding site in a procession called baraat, and then the religious rituals take place to solemnize the wedding according to the religion of the couple.
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.A Brahmin (Hindu priest) arranges a sacred yajna (fire-sacrifice), and the sacred fire (Agni) is considered the prime witness (sākshī) of the marriage.^ A Brahmin (Hindu priest) arranges a sacred yajna (fire-sacrifice), and the sacred fire (Agni) is considered the prime witness (sākshī) of the marriage.
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^ Hinduism sees marriage as a sacred duty that entails both religious and social obligations.
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.He chants mantras from the Vedas and subsidiary texts while the couple are seated before the fire.^ He chants mantras from the Vedas and subsidiary texts while the couple are seated before the fire.
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.The most important step is saptapadi or saat phere, wherein the bride and the groom, hand-in-hand, encircle the sacred fire seven times, each circle representing a matrimonial vow.^ The most important step is saptapadi or saat phere, wherein the bride and the groom, hand-in-hand, encircle the sacred fire seven times, each circle representing a matrimonial vow.
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^ Among some members of the lower classes, the bride and groom may deliberately smear cake on each others' faces at this time, which is considered vulgar elsewhere.
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^ In Southern Italy, as the guests leave, they hand envelopes of money to the bride and groom, who return the gift with a wedding favor, a small token of appreciation.
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.The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 of India considers this step to be necessary and sufficient for the Hindu wedding to be complete.^ The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 of India considers this step to be necessary and sufficient for the Hindu wedding to be complete.
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^ A Brahmin (Hindu priest) arranges a sacred yajna (fire-sacrifice), and the sacred fire (Agni) is considered the prime witness (sākshī) of the marriage.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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[34] .Then the groom marks the bride's forehead with vermilion (sindoor) and puts a gold necklace (mangalsutra) around her neck.^ Then the groom marks the bride's forehead with vermilion (sindoor) and puts a gold necklace (mangalsutra) around her neck.
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^ The groom ties it around the neck of the bride.
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^ In part I, the officiating minister receives the wedding ring from the groom, blesses it and puts it on the ring finger on the right hand of the bride.
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.Several other rituals may precede or follow these afore-mentioned rites.^ Several other rituals may precede or follow these afore-mentioned rites.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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.Then the bride formally departs from her blood-relatives to join the groom's family.^ Then the bride formally departs from her blood-relatives to join the groom's family.
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^ This is a very sad event for the bride's relatives because traditionally she is supposed to permanently "break-off" her relations with her blood relatives to join her husband's family.
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^ The responsibility of the beauty shop is to dress the bride, the groom, and the other participants in the formal Japanese attire.
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Jewish customs

A traditional Jewish wedding usually follows this format:[35][36][37][38][39]
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  • Before the ceremony, the couple formalize a written ketubah (marriage contract), specifying their obligations to each other and contingencies in case of divorce.^ Jewish customs Main articles: Jewish wedding and Jewish views of marriage A traditional Jewish wedding usually follows this format: [31][32][33][34][35] Before the ceremony, the couple formalize a written ketubah (marriage contract), specifying their obligations to each other and contingencies in case of divorce.
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    ^ In either case, the couple must first be legally married by filing for marriage at their local government office, and the official documentation must be produced in order for the ceremony to be held.
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    ^ Most Christian churches give some form of blessing to a marriage; the wedding ceremony typically includes some sort of pledge by the community to support the couple's relationship.
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    .The ketubah is signed by two witnesses and later read under the chuppah.
  • The couple is married under a wedding canopy (chuppah), signifying their new home together.^ The ketubah is signed by two witnesses and later read under the chuppah.
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    ^ The couple is married under a wedding canopy (chuppah), signifying their new home together.
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    ^ The registrar shall issue a license to any two persons eligible to marry under this chapter and section 4 of this act.
    • Marriage in Connecticut - Research Guide 28 January 2010 0:25 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

    .The chuppah can be made from a piece of cloth or other material attached to four poles, or a prayer shawl (tallit) held over the couple by four family members or friends.
  • The couple is accompanied to the chuppah by both sets of parents, and stands under the chuppah along with other family members if desired.
  • Seven blessings are recited, blessing the bride and groom and their new home.
  • The couple sip from a glass of wine.
  • At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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    ^ The couple is accompanied to the chuppah by both sets of parents, and stands under the chuppah along with other family members if desired.
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    ^ The bride and groom share their vows and exchange rings.
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    • In Orthodox and traditional Jewish weddings, the bride does not speak under the chuppah and only she receives a ring.^ In Orthodox and traditional Jewish weddings, the bride does not speak under the chuppah and only she receives a ring.
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      ^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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      ^ In many places of Greece, where they hold a more traditional wedding, they usually play only traditional music and eat local food.
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      .The groom recites "Harei at mekudeshet li k'dat Moshe V'Yisrael"- "behold you are [thus] sanctified to me by the law of Moses and Israel" as he places the ring on the bride's right index finger.^ The groom recites "Harei at mekudeshet li k'dat Moshe V'Yisrael"- "behold you are [thus] sanctified to me as the law of Moses and Israel" as he places the ring on the bride's right index finger.
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      ^ The cake-cutting ceremony takes place; the bride and groom jointly hold a cake cutter and cut the first pieces of the wedding cake.
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      ^ In part I, the officiating minister receives the wedding ring from the groom, blesses it and puts it on the ring finger on the right hand of the bride.
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      .The bride's silence and acceptance of the ring signify her agreement to the marriage.^ The bride's silence and acceptance of the ring signify her agreement to the marriage.
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      ^ "Wedding rings are an outward and visible sign of an inward spiritual grace and the unbroken circle of love, signifying to all the union of this man and this woman in marriage."
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      ^ Wedding rings are an outward and visible sign of an inward spiritual grace, signifying to all the uniting of this man and this woman in marriage.
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      This part of the ceremony is called kiddushin. .The groom's giving an object of value to the bride is necessary for the wedding to be valid.
    • In more egalitarian weddings, the bride responds verbally, often giving the groom a ring in return.^ In more egalitarian weddings, the bride responds verbally, often giving the groom a ring in return.
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      ^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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      ^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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      A common response is "ani l'dodi, v'dodi li" (I am my beloved's, my beloved is mine)
  • In Orthodox weddings, the groom then says:
"If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth.
If I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem in my highest joy."
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  • The ceremony ends with the groom breaking a glass underfoot.
  • The couple spend their first moments as man and wife in seclusion (apart from the wedding guests, and with no other person present).^ The ceremony ends with the groom breaking a glass underfoot.
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    ^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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    ^ According to the old tradition a groom arrives with his parents at the house of a bride just before the wedding ceremony.
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    This cheder yichud - "the room of seclusion (or 'oneness')" halachically strengthens the marriage bond, since unmarried women are traditionally not alone with an unrelated male.
  • The ceremony is followed by a seudat mitzvah, the wedding meal, as well as music and dancing.
  • At the conclusion of the wedding meal, Birkat Hamazon (Grace After Meals) is recited, as well as the seven wedding blessings.
.In more observant communities, the couple will celebrate for seven more days, called the Sheva Brachot (seven blessings) during which the seven wedding blessings are recited at every large gathering during this time.^ In more observant communities, the couple will celebrate for seven more days, called the Sheva Brachot (seven blessings) during which the seven wedding blessings are recited at every large gathering during this time.
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^ Polish customs In Polish weddings the celebrations may continue for two or three days.
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^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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Mormon customs

.Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons), the act of marriage is regarded as an eternal affair.^ LDS customs Main article: Celestial marriage Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons), the act of marriage is regarded as an eternal affair.
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^ In marriage, Christians see a picture of the relationship between Jesus and the Church.
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^ Making Wedding Arrangements at Holy Spirit Church ^ The Hindu Marriage Act ^ "Guide to the Jewish Wedding" (html).
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.As such, there are two kinds of marriages recognized by the Church, celestial marriage and civil marriage.^ As such, there are two kinds of marriages recognized by the Church, civil marriage and celestial marriage.
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^ This event may be legally documented as a marriage or another legally recognized partnership such as a civil union.
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^ A couple, for example, may begin the process to have their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church only after they are no longer married in the eyes of the civil authority.
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Celestial marriages bind the participants as husband and wife for all eternity if both are righteous, while civil marriages are those legally contracted under local law and are dissolved upon the death of the participants. .A celestial marriage, in LDS culture, is regarded as the superior kind of marriage - the kind into which worthy, righteous people enter.^ As such, there are two kinds of marriages recognized by the Church, civil marriage and celestial marriage.
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^ Although Muslim and Hindu marriages have their distinctive religious rituals, there are many common cultural rituals in marriages across religion among Bengali people.
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^ LDS customs Main article: Celestial marriage Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons), the act of marriage is regarded as an eternal affair.
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.The wedding is often referred to as a 'sealing,' in which husband and wife are sealed beyond death into the next life.^ The wedding is often referred to as a sealing, in which husband and wife are sealed beyond death into the next life.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ They are then invited into the house for some more drinks in the couple's honor, after which the couple is finally allowed to be alone for their first night together as husband and wife.
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Civil marriage, on the other hand (in LDS culture) is regarded as inferior.
.Celestial marriages can only be performed by Priesthood authority within a Sealing Room in a dedicated temple.^ Celestial marriages can only be performed by Priesthood authority within a Sealing Room in a dedicated temple.
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^ The sealing can be performed at the same approximate time as the civil marriage or for a couple civilly married for at least one year.
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^ A couple, for example, may begin the process to have their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church only after they are no longer married in the eyes of the civil authority.
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.Only members of the LDS church who are deemed 'worthy' by their bishop, who confess belief in certain tenets of LDS dogma to their bishop, and who subsequently take certain oaths in another temple ritual called the 'endowment ceremony' are permitted to be sealed in in this ceremony which contracts a celestial marriage.^ Only members of the LDS church who have a temple recommend may attend an LDS wedding.
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^ Children who are born to parents who have already been sealed need no such ceremony, as they have been "born in the covenant."
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^ LDS customs Main article: Celestial marriage Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons), the act of marriage is regarded as an eternal affair.
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.A temple recommend is granted to those who are deemed worthy and who conform to LDS dogma.^ Only members of the LDS church who have a temple recommend may attend an LDS wedding.
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.A temple recommend gives one permission to enter an LDS temple.^ Only members of the LDS church who have a temple recommend may attend an LDS wedding.
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.Only members of the LDS church who have a temple recommend and who have taken the oaths of the endowment ceremony are allowed to attend an LDS sealing ceremony; close family members of the bride or groom who are not LDS or who do not have temple recommends are barred entrance.^ In the ceremony, the bride and the groom are purified.
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^ Space is limited in sealing rooms so only family and close friends attend.
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^ Pictures are to be taken during the dramatic entrances of the bride and the groom.
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.Space is limited in sealing rooms so only family and close friends attend.^ Space is limited in sealing rooms so only family and close friends attend.
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^ Celestial marriages can only be performed by Priesthood authority within a Sealing Room in a dedicated temple.
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^ We receive this gift, not only from the one we love, but also from the parents who brought us into the world, and from our friends and families as well.
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.In countries where LDS temples are present, the temple sealing ceremony cannot be performed immediately following the civil marriage, but may be performed only after a waiting period of at least one year.^ The sealing can be performed at the same approximate time as the civil marriage or for a couple civilly married for at least one year.
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^ This event may be legally documented as a marriage or another legally recognized partnership such as a civil union.
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^ The Wedding Breakfast is one occasion where every member of the family, who has had at least some role in the wedding, is present.
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.If, in such a case, the couple already has children, they may also accompany their parents to the ceremony to be sealed to their parents.^ Children who are born to parents who have already been sealed need no such ceremony, as they have been "born in the covenant."
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^ In the latter case, if the couple already has children, they may also accompany the ceremony to be sealed to their parents.
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^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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.Children who are born to parents who have already been sealed need no such ceremony, as they have been 'born in the covenant.'^ Children who are born to parents who have already been sealed need no such ceremony, as they have been "born in the covenant."
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^ In the latter case, if the couple already has children, they may also accompany the ceremony to be sealed to their parents.
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^ Grief counseling and support for children who have lost a parent and for parents that have lost a child.
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.Many LDS couples will then hold wedding receptions or open houses after the wedding ceremony in another venue that is open to all family and friends.^ There is a wedding reception following the ceremony, usually at a different venue.
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^ Many LDS couples will then hold wedding receptions or open houses after the wedding ceremony in another venue that is open to all family and friends.
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^ The guests of the reception include family members, friends, and colleagues.
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Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform some contemporary customs, such as throwing the bouquet, first dance, etc.

Wedding types

Below are several types and styles of weddings. .A wedding may include several of these aspects.^ Several other rituals may precede or follow these afore-mentioned rites.
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^ The wedding is often followed by a reception in which the rituals may include toasting the bride and groom, the newlyweds' first dance as husband and wife, and the cake cutting.
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^ Their wedding customs and traditions include several Jewish elements and Indian customs.
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Civil wedding

.A civil wedding is a ceremony presided over by a local civil authority, such as an elected or appointed judge, Justice of the Peace or the mayor of a locality.^ Civil wedding A civil wedding is a ceremony presided over by a local civil authority, such as an elected or appointed judge, Justice of the Peace or the mayor of a locality.
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^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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^ Civil wedding ceremonies may use references to God or a deity (in UK law), but generally no references to a particular religion or denomination.
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.Civil wedding ceremonies may use references to God or a deity (in UK law), but generally no references to a particular religion or denomination.^ Civil wedding ceremonies may use references to God or a deity (in UK law), but generally no references to a particular religion or denomination.
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^ Civil wedding A civil wedding is a ceremony presided over by a local civil authority, such as an elected or appointed judge, Justice of the Peace or the mayor of a locality.
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^ French customs In smaller French towns, the groom may meet his fiancée at her home on the day of the wedding and escort her to the chapel where the ceremony is being held.
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.They can be either elaborate or simple.^ They can be either elaborate or simple.
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^ Japanese western style weddings are generally held in a chapel, either in a simple or elaborate ceremony, often at a dedicated wedding chapel within a hotel.
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.Many civil wedding ceremonies take place in local town or city halls or courthouses in judges' chambers.^ The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
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^ The mayor of the town where the wedding is taking place usually performs the civil ceremony.
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^ Many civil wedding ceremonies take place in local town or city halls or courthouses in judges' chambers.
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Elopement

.Eloping is the act of getting married, often unexpectedly, without inviting guests to the wedding.^ Sneak wedding Eloping, the act of getting married without consent or approval of parents or others.
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^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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^ Wedding gifts The purpose of inviting guests is to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in the bride and groom's joy and celebration.
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.In some cases a small group of family and/or friends may be present, while in others, the engaged couple may marry without the consent and/or knowledge of parents or others.^ Wedding presents are given by the elderly couples or couples that or older than the newlyweds and tea is served by the younger family members.
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^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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^ Among some members of the lower classes, the bride and groom may deliberately smear cake on each others' faces at this time, which is considered vulgar elsewhere.
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.While the couple may or may not be widely known to be engaged prior to the elopement, the wedding itself is generally a surprise to those who are later informed of its occurrence.^ Only members of the LDS church who have a temple recommend may attend an LDS wedding.
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^ Some retired military personnel who marry after their service has ended may opt for a military wedding.
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^ Destination wedding A destination wedding is any wedding in which the engaged couple, alone or with guests, travels to attend the ceremony.
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Same-sex wedding

.A same-sex or same-gender wedding is a ceremony in which two people of the same sex are married.^ Same-sex wedding A same-sex or same-gender wedding is a ceremony in which two people of the same sex are married.
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^ Preparing for the photographs, at a wedding at Thornbury Castle, England Wedding ceremony at Kiuruvesi Church in Kiuruvesi, Finland "Wedding on a Tomorrow Street", painting by Yury Pimenov on a Soviet postage stamp.A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution.
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^ Offiants at same-sex weddings may be religiously ordained.
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.This event may be legally documented as a marriage or another legally recognized partnership such as a civil union.^ This event may be legally documented as a marriage or another legally recognized partnership such as a civil union.
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^ Many religions and branches of religions, including Quakers, Unitarians, and Reform and Reconstructionist Jews, recognize same-sex marriages, even if the government of their geographic area may not.
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^ Taking marriage vows in the presence of a witness and then leaping over the handle of a broom became the common practice to create a recognized union.
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.Where such partnerships are not legally recognized, the wedding may be a religious or symbolic ceremony designed to provide an opportunity to make the same public declarations and celebration with friends and family that any other type of wedding may afford.^ Offiants at same-sex weddings may be religiously ordained.
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^ In places that do not recognize such partnerships, the wedding may be a religious or symbolic ceremony designed to provide an opportunity to make the same public declarations and celebration with friends and family that any other type of wedding may afford.
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^ The Rose Ceremony The Rose Ceremony may be added to any other ceremony .
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These are often referred to as "commitment ceremonies."
.Offiants at same-sex weddings may be religiously ordained.^ Offiants at same-sex weddings may be religiously ordained.
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^ Many religions and branches of religions, including Quakers, Unitarians, and Reform and Reconstructionist Jews, recognize same-sex marriages, even if the government of their geographic area may not.
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^ In places that do not recognize such partnerships, the wedding may be a religious or symbolic ceremony designed to provide an opportunity to make the same public declarations and celebration with friends and family that any other type of wedding may afford.
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.Many religions and branches of religions, including Quakers, Unitarians, Ethical Culture, Reform and Reconstructionist Jews, the United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church[citation needed], the Metropolitan Community Church, and the Reformed Catholic Church recognize and perform same-sex marriages, even if the government of their geographic area may not.^ Many religions and branches of religions, including Quakers, Unitarians, and Reform and Reconstructionist Jews, recognize same-sex marriages, even if the government of their geographic area may not.
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^ The people are most commonly one man and one woman[citation needed], though some religions have permitted polygamous marriages and some faiths and denominations recognize same-sex marriages.
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^ The Catholic Church will not, in fact, grant an annulment petition unless the marriage has also been dissolved or annulled under civil law.
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Destination wedding

Not to be confused with an elopement, a destination wedding is one in which a wedding is hosted, often in a vacation-like setting, at a location to which most of the invited guests must travel and often stay for several days. .This could be a beach ceremony in the tropics, a lavish event in a metropolitan resort, or a simple ceremony at the home of a geographically distant friend or relative.^ This could be a beach ceremony in the Caribbean or on the California coast, a lavish event in Las Vegas, or a simple ceremony at the home of a geographically distant friend or relative.
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^ Before the church ceremony, especially in smaller areas, usually friends and relatives of the bride and the groom, accompanies them separately to the church playing traditional instruments, according to the region.
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White wedding

.A white wedding is a term for a traditional formal or semi-formal Western wedding.^ White wedding Main article: White wedding A white wedding is a term for a traditional formal or semi-formal Western wedding.
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^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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^ While the Christians of India usually follow a more or less Western wedding ceremony, the Indian Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs follow traditions quite different from the West.
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.This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular after Queen Victoria wore a pure white gown when she married Prince Albert, and many were quick to copy her choice.^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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^ White wedding Main article: White wedding A white wedding is a term for a traditional formal or semi-formal Western wedding.
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^ Within the 'white wedding' tradition, a white dress and veil is not considered appropriate for a second or subsequent wedding of a widow or a divorcee.
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.At the time, the color white to many symbolized both extravagance and sexual purity, and had become the color for use by girls of the royal court.^ Although it is often said that the color white symbolizes virginity, it was actually originally used as a display of wealth, as it showed you had enough money to spend on a dress you could only wear once, as white would become easily soiled and so couldn't be worn again.
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^ This tradition came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era (despite popular misconception, the white dress did not indicate virginity, which was symbolized by the face veil).
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[1] .Though white no longer symbolizes the same ideas today, the color remains the most popular choice for first time brides in the west.^ This term refers to the color of the wedding dress, which became popular in the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a white gown when she married Prince Albert.
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^ The bride (Hindu or Muslim) always wears red clothes, never white because white symbolizes widowhood in Indian culture.
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^ Most of the time the bride price is in the form of gold jewelry, fine fabric, or money, even a roast pig which symbolizes the bride to be a virgin.
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Weekend wedding

.A weekend wedding is a wedding in which couples and their guests celebrate over the course of a weekend.^ Weekend wedding A weekend wedding is a wedding in which couples and their guests celebrate over the course of a weekend.
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^ A traditional French wedding celebration at Château de HattonchâtelAt the reception, the couple customarily uses a toasting cup called a Coupe de Marriage.
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^ While giving any gift to the newlywed couple is technically optional, nearly all invited guests who will be attending the wedding will choose to do so.
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.Special activities, such as spa treatments and golf tournaments, may be scheduled into the wedding itinerary throughout the weekend.^ Special activities, such as spa treatments and golf tournaments, may be scheduled into the wedding itinerary throughout the weekend.
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^ Grant that they may be ever true and loving, living together is such a way as to never bring shame or heartbreak into their marriage.
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^ Dressing the bride is the important task for the bride is to change into several outfits throughout her wedding day.
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.Lodging usually is at the same facility as the wedding and couples often host a Sunday brunch for the weekend's finale.^ Lodging usually is at the same facility as the wedding and couples often host a Sunday brunch for the weekend's finale.
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^ Sukob: weddings held within the same year by two siblings, usually sisters, are frowned upon as it is regarded as bad luck.
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^ The wedding party starts with the invited people waiting for the couple, who usually come after some time.
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Military wedding

A military wedding is a ceremony conducted in a military chapel and may involve a Saber Arch. .In most military weddings the groom will wear (and occasionally the bride if both individuals are in the Armed Services), a military dress uniform in lieu of civilian formal wear, although military dress uniforms largely serve the same purpose.^ In most military weddings the groom will wear (and occasionally the bride if both individuals are in the Armed Services), a military dress uniform in lieu of civilian formal wear, although military dress uniforms largely serve the same purpose.
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^ It is a Western misconception that the groom may not see his bride until the wedding day; indeed, a wedding is not Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing, and the groom is often encouraged to visit her before the wedding (as advised in many aḥadīth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).
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^ The wedding party lasts (and the bride and groom remain) until the last guest leaves, usually until morning.
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.Some retired military personnel who marry after their service has ended may opt for a military wedding.^ Some retired military personnel who marry after their service has ended may opt for a military wedding.
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^ At some weddings the couple may declare that each is sanctified to the other, and/or repeat other vows, and exchange rings.
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^ Those who marry can continue to qualify for assistance and may either include or exclude the spouse from assistance group.
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Double wedding

.A double wedding is a single ceremony where two affianced couples rendezvous for two simultaneous or consecutive weddings.^ Wedding types [edit] Double wedding A double wedding is a single ceremony where two affianced couples rendezvous for two simultaneous or consecutive weddings.
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^ Some couples choose to recreate a more traditional wedding ceremony, or will simply perform certain traditional acts, such as the throwing of the bouquet, first dance, etc.
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^ Same-sex wedding A same-sex or same-gender wedding is a ceremony in which two people of the same sex are married.
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.Typically, a fiancé with a sibling who is also engaged might plan a double wedding wherein both couples legally marry.^ Typically, a fiancé with a sibling might plan a double wedding with that sibling.
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^ A typical Greek wedding will usually have more than 100 invited people (but usually 250-500) who are friends, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, first or second cousins, neighbors and colleagues.
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^ Scottish customs Main article: Marriage in Scotland Scotland is a popular place for young English couples to get married since, in Scotland, parents' permission is not required if both the bride and groom are old enough to legally be married (16).
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References

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.WEDDING, the common term for the marriage ceremony.^ Pakistani wedding customs Main articles: Pakistani wedding and Marriage in Pakistan A Pakistani wedding typically consist of four ceremonies on four separate days.
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^ Most Christian churches give some form of blessing to a marriage; the wedding ceremony typically includes some sort of pledge by the community to support the couple's relationship.
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^ Chinese wedding customs Main article: Chinese marriage Traditional Chinese marriage is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a marriage established by pre-arrangement between families.
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The verb "to wed" is properly to engage by a pledge (0. Eng. wed, a pledge, wager; cf. Lat. vas, vadis; M. Dutch wedde, pledge, pawn; Swed. vad, bet, &c.). The term "wedlock" (0. Eng. .wedldc; from ldc, a gift), used of the state of marriage, or the vows and sacrament of marriage, properly means a gift given as a pledge; cf.^ Wedding gifts The purpose of inviting guests is to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in the bride and groom's joy and celebration.
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Ger. .Mor gengabe, the gift to the bride on the morning after the marriage.^ Wedding gifts The purpose of inviting guests is to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in the bride and groom's joy and celebration.
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Association of the sexes was much restricted among the Jews, and the Betrothal was generally brought about by a third person, often a professional match-maker ("shadkan"). The latter received a brokerage-fee fixed by law, as a rule a small percentage of the dowry, the sum being doubled when the contracting parties came from a distance. It was paid by either of the parties, or each paid one-half, at the betrothal or after the wedding. The rabbi, as a person enjoying special confidence, was also often employed as intermediary; it is well known that Jacob Levi of Mayence lived upon fees thus derived, while he devoted his income as rabbi to assisting his pupils. Although the marriage preliminaries were exclusively the concern of the parents and their agents, yet the young people were in nowise forced into the contract.

Early marriages were frequent; apart from moral considerations, they were often due to political conditions; in Russia, for example, the Jews were subject to conscription, but those who were married men were excused from military service. Social conditions also had some influence: a father, possessing the dowry for his child, urged the marriage so as to secure the dowry to her before one of the numberless persecutions robbed him of it. The betrothal was concluded, conditionally or definitely, as soon as the amount of the "ḳenas" (the penalty for breaking the contract) was fixed; however, it had, generally, no religious or legal significance, since the Talmudic custom of immediately connecting the betrothal ("ḳiddushin") and the nuptial ceremony ("erusin"), and of having the marriage proper follow later ("nissu'in"), fell more and more into disuse in the Middle Ages. At the betrothal the stipulations made by each party were fixed ("tena'im rishonim"), and a glass was thrown upon the floor, the broken pieces of which were saved to be laid upon the eyes of the espoused pair after death.

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In Poland, even to-day, the bridegroom receives pastry ("chosenbrod") when he visits his betrothed. During the week before the wedding-day the betrothed pair was allowed to leave the house only when accompanied. On Friday evening, or sometimes two Sabbaths, before the wedding, a feast was given in honor of the parents; this feast was commonly called "spinnholz" ("sponsalia" or "spindel"), or, in Poland, "vorspiel." On the day before the wedding the most prominent members of the community carried the presents of the groom to the bride with special ceremonies; as was customary also in non-Jewish circles, the presents consisted generally of a girdle, veil ("covering" before the ceremony still obtains, in conformity with Rebekah's example), mantle ("kursen"), and wreath, subsequently also of a "siflones tefillah," a prayer-book with the inscription (image) ("Love, fraternity, peace, and good-fellowship"). Among the Greco-Turkish Jews a ring was included, called "nissu'in"; among the Greeks and Romans it was called "symbolum" (hence the Jewish "siflones"). The groom received a ring and shoes, later a ṭallit and a shroud. The rings were handed down in the family; the rings were formerly often of fine workmanship, having the miniature model of a synagogue carved on them and the inscription (image) , later (image) (image) (= "good luck ").

Day of Wedding.

Two weddings on one day, especially of brothers or sisters, were avoided, and it was considered unlucky if the father-in-law and the son-in-law had the same name. In Talmudic times virgins were married preferably on Wednesday, and widows on Thursday (later, on Friday afternoon), a custom that still obtains in the East. A wedding in Mayence at the end of the fourteenth century took the following course: Early in the morning the "schulklopfer" invited the whole community to the ceremony. The leaders took the bridegroom, with music and candles, to the court of the synagogue; then the musicians and candle-bearers brought the bride with her friends and an escort of women. At the door of the synagogue the groom took the bride's hand, while the two were showered with wheat and coins (given afterward to the poor), and Ps. cxlvii. 14, and later Gen. i. 28 ("Be fruitful, and multiply"), were recited as a greeting; after this they sat for a short time, hand in hand, on the bench in front of the synagogue. Then the bride was escorted home, where she put on the festive robe of the married, and under it the shroud ("sargenes"). The groom also modified his festive appearance by drawing the hood ("gugel") over his head, which he strewed with ashes; even to-day the groom ineastern Europe wears the sargenes. With this sign of mourning for Zion even at the height of human felicity, belonged in Talmudic times another—the breaking of a glass, the pieces of which were gathered up by girls "for luck," while the "shammas" cried out "Zeh ha-ot" (= "This is the sign"), and all present responded "Mazzal ṭob." The grief at Zion's loss appeared likewise in the mournful strains of the wedding-songs in the Talmud, as also in the poems of Judah ha-Levi, who first composed individual "carmina" on the model of Ps. xlv. and the "kallah" songs down to the eighteenth century.

The Ḥuppah.

As soon as the groom had sat down beside the Ark of the Law, the morning prayer began, after which the bride was led with music to the door of the synagogue; thence she was escorted by the rabbi and the elders of the community to the bemah (see Almemar), taking her place at the right of the groom (comp. Ps. xlv. 10 [A. V. 9], in which the last letters of the words (image) ["upon thy right hand did stand the queen"], taken in reverse order, spell (image) ["bride"]), where the mothers of the young couple stood. Bride and groom were covered with the ṭallit, or with the long end of the groom's gugel, and wedded. Later the wedding-tent ("ḥuppah") came into use; this was a reminiscence of the litter in which the bride was formerly carried or of the room in which the couple were left alone for a time. Then the groom was escorted home, and after him the bride, whom he met at the door and as she entered he placed her hand on the upper post, thus making her the mistress of the house. The wedding-festival proper, in the bride's house, did not begin until the evening; it lasted until Sunday morning, but was interrupted by the Sabbath morning service. At this, as at every service, the groom was the center of interest; in his honor songs were rendered that grew more numerous as marriages became less frequent, and more solemn as the social and political condition of the Jews was rendered more unfortunate. On returning home the groom handed to his young wife his mantle, girdle, and hat to signify that she shared his property.

Wedding-Feast.

The bridal procession (mentioned in Biblical writings) was headed, among the Spanish Jews, by mimes, fiddlers, and armed riders. In Egypt the bride was decked with helmet and sword, while the groom and his escort wore feminine garments and colored their finger-nails with henna, as women did. The women played the cymbals and danced. Even the most dignified scholars, also, danced in Talmudic times. Later, music was regarded as an essential part of the wedding, non-Jews being engaged to play on the Sabbath, while on the other hand Jewish musicians played at the festivities of Christians. The garlanding of the bridal pair, a custom of Biblical origin that was carried to an extreme of extravagance, ceased with the destruction of the Temple; yet the myrtle-wreath of the bride has been retained. Even in New Testament times young girls with torches escorted the pair (Matt. xxv.); in Arabia a pole to the top of which a light has been fastened in carried at the head of the procession. In Bagdad the groom is accompanied to the house of the bride by poor people carrying lamps, and he distributes for this service coins among them. On the way the poor thrust live sheep in front of him, and whenever he steps on the head of one he gives a certain amount to its owner. The bride is usually led seven times (or at least once) around the groom; or both sit while the people, old and young, dance around them. According to an ancient Persian custom in Talmudic times, nuts and flowers were strewn in the path of the pair, and they were showered with barley which had been planted in a pot shortly before the wedding (on the use of hops in this connection see Hehn, "Kulturpflanzen," p. 488; and on the use of rice among the Indians, whose wedding-customs are very similar to those of the Jews, see Dorville, "Gesch. der Verschiedenen Völker des Erdbodens"). On the birth of a boy a cedar was planted; on that of a girl, an acacia; and when the girl became a bride her litter was made from the branches of that acacia. In Germany the young couple's first meal consisted of milk and honey, and salt was sprinkled in the house (comp. Num. xviii. 19). In Ṭur Malka two hens are carried before the couple, and after the wedding chicken is placed before them ("chosenhühndel"). In the East they jump over a vessel containing a fish, and in Germany fish was formerly eaten on the second day of the wedding-week; all these customs are symbols of fertility.

The fasting of the bridal pair dates back to the Talmud; it is either due to the fact that their sins are forgiven or is intended to remind them of the duty of temperance. The wedding-songs were often in the form of riddles, following Biblical precedent (Samson's wedding), and were improvised especially by the jester ("marschalik"), who, however, at times moved his hearers to tears by serious speech, as he still does in eastern Europe. Plays also were given, a practise which prevailed otherwise only at Purim.

Before the fourteenth century the presence of the rabbi was not required; nor did he speak at the ceremony,though he did at the feast, when the groom likewise delivered a "derashah" (Talmudic discourse; hence the use of the word "derashah" for wedding-gifts). Weddings were occasionally celebrated in the open air in the Middle Ages, although the Talmud protested against the custom; it was done probably because of the limited space in the synagogue or in the bride's house; later the custom was interpreted symbolically (comp. Gen. xv. 5). At the synagogue service on the Sabbath after the wedding the congregation read to the groom the chapter on Isaac's marriage, a custom that ceased in Europe with the seventeenth century. In the East the Arabic translation is read in addition to the Hebrew.

During the seven blessings at the ceremony the bride and the groom, in accordance with a widespread superstition, each tried to secure the mastery in the household by putting one of the feet on the foot of the other. At the time of the Geonim (as occasionally to-day in the East) these seven blessings were uttered twice—once in the house of a relative of the bride, whither the latter had been taken from her father's house on the evening before the day of the wedding, and once in the house of the groom.

The "Ketubah."

The ring, without stone or inscription, is put on the first finger of the bride's right hand. The marriage certificate, the wording of which varies according to time and place (Chorny, "Sefer ha-Massa'ot," p. 242; Rinman, "Mas'ot Shelomoh," pp. 156, 159; Kaufmann, in "Monatsschrift," 1897; S. Krauss, in "Zeit. für Hebr. Bibl." 1901; A. Berliner, in "Meḳiẓe Nirdamim," ix.), dates from the Hellenistic period; among the Sephardim, especially the Italian Sephardim, and in Cochin, it was artistically ornamented. In early times it often bore the portraits of the bridal pair. Among the Jews of the Caucasus it is sometimes put in the grave (Chorny, l.c. p. 26).

The reports of travelers concerning the marriage ceremonies among the Oriental Jews are interesting. Thus Rinman tells of the White Jews at Cochin: If the contracting parties have come to an understanding, the couple are taken before the elders of the community, the eldest of whom asks the groom whether he consents to the union; if he has parents, he answers, "The will of my parents is my will"; if not, "I desire her." Then the bride is questioned, and if she also consents, the elder takes a cup of wine and drinks to the health of the pair, the others present doing likewise; then they partake of coffee and confectionery and leave. On the day of the wedding the groom wears a white turban and the bride a fine cap; after the ceremony both clothe themselves in red silk, and on the seventh day in green silk or in silk of some other color.

Customs of Cochin.

The costs of the feast are borne by the father of the bride, the father of the groom furnishing only wine and meat (often forty beeves during the fifteen days of the feast, although beef is given only to the servants, the guests being fed with fowl). The owner of the largest house in the community surrenders his apartments for the wedding festivities. On the Sabbath the groom spreads a feast for his friends; then the whole community goes to the house of the bride to escort her to the house of one of her relatives, who serves coffee to them. At the end of the Sabbath the bride is led to the house in which the ceremony is to take place, and there the people eat and drink until after midnight. On the following evening the bride is led to the miḳweh, or ritual bath. On Tuesday morning the goldsmith comes to make the ring for the bride, which she wears until her death. While she puts the ring on, the women sing Malabarian songs. In the evening the groom is led with music to the synagogue, where he stands on the steps before the Ark of the Law and recites the evening prayer with the congregation. Then the whole community, with the sound of trumpets and drums, calls for the bride, who walks under a kind of sun-umbrella carried by her father, in accordance with a Talmudic law. She sits down with her bridesmaids to the right of the Ark; before her stands a silver inkstand, to be used by the signatories to the ketubah.

The groom, in the ṭallit, sits down opposite her with his two best men; the ḥazzan thereupon fills a golden cup with wine and gives it to the groom, receiving in return 7½ francs; and the groom, reciting the first blessing, drinks part of the wine and gives some to the bride. Then he hands her the ring, with the words: "Thou,—, daughter of—, art betrothed unto me,—, son of—, according to the law of Moses and Israel." Thereupon the ketubah is read to a certain melody, and the groom gives it to the bride, after having thrice repeated, "Here is thy ketubah." The ḥazzan then causes the groom to take hold of his ṭallit, and to promise that he "will fulfil his duties as husband." After the ḥazzan has pronounced the seven blessings, the bride is unveiled, to the song "Yafah kalebanah," based on Cant. vi. 10. Hand in hand, the young couple now proceed, with music and torch-bearers, and followed by the people, to the house in which the festivities are to be held. There the groom dances with his friends and the bride with hers, and all partake of refreshments. At 10 o'clock they sit down to the feast, the bridal couple at the head of the table, and next to them the leaders of the community, men on the one side and women on the other. The old people call out "Yeḥi he-ḥatan weha-kallah!" (Long live groom and bride!), and the young people answer, "Hep! Hep!" (This custom is derived from the Portuguese.) The ḥazzan then sings, the community responding, after which the elders sing, and the ḥazzan pronounces grace and intones Ps. cxi., "Eshet Ḥayil," and finally the seven blessings (a different elder of the community blesses the bride and groom on each of the seven wedding-days). Then the young people dance with the groom, clap their hands, and again sing Ps. cxi.

On Wednesday evening the groom goes to the bride, who has assumed a white gown, which the women take away as soon as the groom is gone. The next day the elder women, after a meal, gather to pass judgment on the virtue of the young wife. On the following Sabbath there is another feast. In the synagogue is read from a printed copy of the Torah the section, "And Abraham had reached the days," with the Aramaic translation. After the service every one gathers in the house of festivity; the bride, in gorgeous garments, with a wreath of pearls on her head, stands in front of her throne, the women sing before her, the men eat, drink, and dance, and then all sit down to dinner. Smaller feasts are held daily until the following Wednesday. On Tuesday evening there is a greater feast, when the guests present their gifts. There is no difference between the weddings of the rich and the poor, since the rich give to the poor everything that is required for the occasion.

In Ceylon.

In Cochin and among the Cingalese the following order is observed: The bride counts seven days from the day on which the groom declares his intention of marrying her. On the night before the eighth day she takes a bath, the women assisting her, and singing. The next night, called "kofa," she is led with music to the women's ritual bath, after which the rabbi sings a song beginning "Yafah kalebanah Torah" (an acrostic containing "Yiẓḥaḳ"); a Torah-roll, opened at the Decalogue, is placed before the bride, who kisses it while putting her hand to her eyes. Then the rabbi blesses her, placing his hand on her head. The people eat, and sing acrostics with the names "Abraham" and "Solomon"; after washing their hands they say grace and go home. On the following day they gather again in the wedding-house; the bride places the presents of the groom in a vessel, and the goldsmith examines the gold and silver to see that they are not below the minimum value of one "peruṭa" or mite each. Here, also, the women sing. At a second gathering on the same day the groom appears with his hair cut, having bathed and donned new garments, including a new turban; as soon as he comes to the table the guests sing Ps. cxxii., the groom is placed among them, and they recite Esth. viii. 15 et seq.; he is then blessed and sits down at table. This meal is called "ajni." After dinner the rabbi sings "Kalil ḥatan li-beraḳah," and the several blessings of grace are recited in turn by various guests. The next evening the people proceed with music and songs to the synagogue, where the groom and his best men ("shushbinim") light four wax candles; then the procession marches to the wedding-house, where the bride is waiting. She is placed on a chair, wrapped in a large cloth, and the groom stands in front of her and quotes again from the Book of Esther (viii. 15 et seq.). Then the groom himself, as is customary in Yemen, pronounces, according to the version of Maimonides, the first blessing over a cup of wine, to which a silver ring is attached by a white thread. He tastes the wine, takes off the ring, and gives the cup to the bride with the words "Ba ḳiddushiki." After drinking she gives the cup to some one in the circle. The groom next places the ring on the little finger of her right hand, using the same words as before, and the rabbi reads the marriage certificate, after having obligated the groom (by taking hold of his mantle—"meḳabbel ḳinyan"—three times) to fulfil the chief duties of the husband as stated in the certificate. The certificate is signed by the groom and two witnesses, and then given to the bride. Songs follow, the bride is unveiled and placed in a litter, and cups of wine are given to the groom and the rabbi, who pronounces the seven blessings. The ceremony ends with a song.

On the Sabbath morning the groom goes with his relatives to the synagogue, where he is received by the rabbi with the words of Ps. cxxii. He is called up as the eighth to read the Torah, while the leader in prayer recites a piyyuṭ—"'Arba'ah Kelilin." Before the second blessing the groom recites by heart from Gen. xxiv. After the Ḥafṭarah the words of Isa. lxi. 10 are pronounced before the blessings. When the groom leaves the synagogue the rabbi repeats Ps. cxix., etc. Arrived at home, the bride and groom are blessed by the rabbi, and the people eat and sing. On the eve of the seventh day of the wedding-week the bride and groom are led with music to the synagogue, the rabbi reads Ps. xliv., and the groom recites the evening prayer; then they go to the wedding-house, where the rabbi repeats "Yafah kalebanah," and the people feast and sing "Yismaḥ ḥatan be-kallah."

In the town of Tilla on the Sabbath the passage Gen. xxiv. is read to the groom from a second Torah-roll, and the superintendent of the synagogue renders the song "Mi Kamoka," by Judah ha-Levi (in the Sephardic maḥzor for Purim). On the morning of the third day the friends of the groom color his hands and feet red (the people go barefoot in Tilla); in the evening there is a great feast, after which they shave the groom's head and put on the turban the bride has given him, he, on his part, having presented his friends and the brothers of the bride with turbans; all then proceed, with dancing and singing and with torches, to the house of the bride. There the groom pronounces one blessing over a cup of wine and the others over a second cup; he takes a ring and coins of gold, copper, and (chiefly) silver, and says to the bride, in Aramaic: "Be hallowed and be betrothed unto me,—, the bridegroom, thou, bride and virgin [divorcée or widow], by this cup of wine and by this coin; on account of them thou shalt pass into my possession, according to the law of Moses and of Israel." After having given her wine, he offers her the money and the ring, before witnesses, and translates from the Arabic the marriage certificate, which he also gives her. The congregation sings the seven blessings together with songs in honor of the couple, and the choir-leader recites Ps. iii., the people responding "Hallelujah." Then the groom says, "You have blessed me, may God bless you; you have made me glad, may God make you glad," and drinks the wine. On Friday evening there is a feast in the house of the bride, at which the groom gives her the wedding-gift. On the Sabbath she is taken to the house of the groom, where the festivities last for seven days, on each of which the seven blessings are recited. During this time the groom sits daily for one hour under the ḥuppah.

In Bagdad the palms and the soles of the bride and her friends are colored with henna the night before the wedding. The people make merry first in the house of the bride, then in that of the groom. The next day, about five hours before sunset, the "ḥakamim" accompany the groom and his relatives to the house of the bride. The ḥakam lifts the bride's veil in order to show her to the groom, but lets it fall again immediately. In Bagdad also the celebration lasts seven days.

In the Caucasus.

Chorny (l.c. p. 298) says that in the Caucasus the ceremony is always performed on Wednesday. On the preceding Thursday three or four girls, relatives of the bride, put on her clothes and invite other girls to sleep in a special room with her. Toward evening the groom sends meat and rice-flour to the bride and her friends. The latter go out to sprinkle the flour on the young people, who dance while the boys and girls clap their hands. On this evening also the groom spreads a feast for his friends. On Sabbath morning the friends of the bride, among whom there must be at least five grown persons, clad in the bride's garments, go from house to house leaving invitations to the feast and receiving wherever they may stop sugar, coffee, apples, or eggs.

After the service, at which the groom is not called up for the Torah, which is read only after the ceremony, the guests accompany the pair to the house of the groom for a feast, and then to the house of the bride, where the men eat first and the women afterward, the girls furnishing music with harmonicas, trumpets, etc. On the Sabbath, as well as on the following day, the bride spreads a table for her friends; on Sunday the groom for his friends. On Monday and Tuesday the bride visits the friends of her household with her girl companions, who sing a Tatar song. She is clad in mourning to indicate her sorrow at leaving her parents' house. The visitors everywhere receive presents and refreshments. As they approach the house of the groom, his companions appear and pelt the procession with sand and small stones. The groom is similarly led about among his friends. If he is rich he is even obliged to have silk wedding-garments made for the members of his household.

On Tuesday evening the father of the groom spreads a feast for the whole community. On Wednesday the bride and groom fast. About noon the rabbi, with a male relative of the groom and some women, goes to the house of the bride in order to inspect the clothing which she has had made with the money of the groom. Quarrels often arise on this occasion. If the father is wealthy he adds a sum of money to that which has been provided by the groom.

Then the groom and bride are taken to the sea for the bath, after which they put on the wedding-garments. The groom is preceded by young men, and the bride by girls, with drums and with hand-clapping and Tatar songs. While the hair of the weeping bride is being combed, the girls light the lamps; then the bride, kneeling, receives her mother's blessing. The brothers of the bride, if she has any, otherwise an uncle, lead her to the ceremony in the court of the synagogue, the girls following with lights, generally white candles ornamented with blossoms.

The groom also is brought with songs from the sea; girls go to meet him in festive train, with dishes of confectionery, and with a branch hung with silken kerchiefs and coins. Arrived at home, he is kissed on the forehead by all the women; then, after having been blessed by his relatives, he is led with music to the court of the synagogue, where, under the ḥuppah, the rabbi with two pupils awaits the pair. The music ceasing, the groom goes under the ḥuppah, while the bride's parents are mourning at home for their child and those of the groom are preparing for the ceremony. The bride is led a few times around the groom, the bridesmaids and the others carrying lights. The ritual is that of the Sephardim; the rabbi sits during the ceremony, and both he and the groom hold a glass of wine during the blessings, drinking after each of them.

After the ceremony, guns and rockets are discharged; the bride, closely veiled by her attendants, is put on a horse, which a relative of the groom leads while another holds a mirror before her face; and with shouting and music the couple are led home, showered on the way with rice. Arrived at the house of the bride, the girls dance, and as soon as she crosses the sill the door-posts are smeared with honey, while a light burns over the door; at the same time the young men again discharge pistols. The musicians are then paid, and the wedding procession is ended.

Afterward the groom goes walking with his friends until the evening, when the men and the women eat in separate rooms without music. After the meal is finished the gifts, of gold only, are presented, the rabbi blessing each giver. The bride keeps with her in the room of the women only a sister and an aunt, if she has any, and a few friends. Late in the evening, after the guests have departed, the groom is led to the bride. After a time the young men call him out, discharging guns. The bride's mother must prepare for them a cock and a hen, or all her chickens will be stolen and killed. The bride and groom receive also money and fruit, the latter being eaten in the bride's room. The bride herself remains for twelve days behind a curtain, guarded by girls who demand pay from the groom.

In Grusia.

In Grusia (Georgia; Chorny, l.c. p. 129) the groom and bride are led in festive train from their homes to the synagogue, where they take their places beside the bemah. The ḥakam recites some piyyuṭim, translating them into Grusian, the ketubah also being written in Hebrew and Grusian. After a blessing upon the czar the groom covers himself and the bride with a ṭallit. While the ḥakam pronounces the first blessings the groom holds a ring and an earthen vessel containing wine. Then handing the ring to the bride, he breaks the vessel; covered by a cloth, the ends of which both hold, the bride and groom circle around the bemah, kiss the curtain of the Ark of the Law, and leave the synagogue.

This entry includes text from the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906.
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