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6 Types of Wedding Ceremony

Apr 1, 2008
Marriage is a union of two people that starts with a ceremony that is called a wedding; our concept of a marriage has seen many adjustments over the last few years. Despite the religious aspect to a marriage, it is still a legal matter; the marriage certificate must be signed at the end of the service for the law to legitimize the couple's relationship. The names bridegroom and bride extend around the world; they are then referred to by the title husband and wife, once they are married.

Weddings in a Religious Building

Other wedding traditions vary according to the religion, race, ethnic group and even class the couple may belong too. Even in today's climate, the traditional Church ceremony is still the most popular service. White weddings may be quite normal for those of us that live in the United States, UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth but they are not always accepted worldwide amongst Christian faiths.

Multiple Services

A different type occasion often difficult to arrange is where two couples are married simultaneously; this often happens where a person has a brother or sister that decides to tie the knot at the same time and it is not unheard of for two brothers to marry two sisters this way.

Weddings in a Foreign Country

When some couples decide to get married in another country, they are known as destination weddings; as a wedding option it can work out considerably less expensive this way.

Weekend Break Weddings

Whilst it is quite normal for the Irish to have three day weddings, more couples are taking the hint and having theirs over a weekend which gives them more time to enjoy the occasion. Special activities, such as spa treatments and golf tournaments, are scheduled into the itinerary for guests' enjoyment throughout the weekend. Accommodation for these is normally arranged at the place where the service is going to take place and where the other events are also being held.

Ceremonies Online

Although it has not really caught on yet, a few bold and different people have decided to tie the knot online but it may be sometime before this style of wedding really becomes more popular; There are already a number of companies based online can help you find out more information about his unusual type of ceremony. An internet or online wedding can also refer to a situation where a couple may broadcast their marriage to friends and family in other parts of the world.

City Hall Services 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. These ceremonies do not normally make any reference to God as they are a legal ceremony only. These services often take place in city halls, courthouses and other designated areas of town.

This brief article has tried to explain what a wedding as carried out in the Western world.
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