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Wedding Ceremonies - The Many Choices Out There Today
10 May 2008 12:33 am
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A wedding is a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of a marriage or civil union between two people; many changes to the service have occurred in recent years. While the ceremony may occur in a church or other religious place the marriage is not recognized until the legal duties are performed; a legal document called a marriage license must be signed before the law recognizes a couple is married.

The man getting married is called the groom or bridegroom to give him his full title and the woman the bride; once they are married they known as the wife and husband.

Religious Services

Of course other wedding traditions can be much more complicated as soon as you look into different race, social classes and ethnic groups to name a few. Many people, whether religious or not, still prefer to have a traditional ceremony performed by a recognized religious minister in a Church of their choice. Primarily in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States and the British Commonwealth, these ceremonies are known as white weddings.

Multiple Weddings

A double marriage is a single ceremony where two couples rendezvous for two separate ceremonies; typically, a person with a brother or sister might plan this type of occasion with that sibling.

Destination Wedding Ceremonies

When some couples decide to get married in another country, they are known as destination weddings; it doesn't matter exactly where you travel to, whether it is in Egypt or just to Las Vegas it will still be considered a destination wedding.

Themed Weddings

Some couples decide to have their wedding over the course of a weekend and this can ensure the occasion is less stressful for all concerned. Themed occasions can involve golf, hang-gliding, shooting or any type of venue you can imagine. Usually the accommodation for the guests is part of the package and often includes a Sunday lunch or something similar.

An Online Wedding Ceremony

Still in the early stages of evolution is the internet wedding where the couple is married online; There are already a number of companies based online can help you find out more information about his unusual type of ceremony. This can prove a useful tool where relatives and friends from around the world can see an online wedding take place in real time without actually being there!

City Hall Marriages

Elected and appointed officials can carry out a marriage ceremony which is usually called a civil wedding. Religion doesn't normally play a part in these ceremonies because they are purely a legal requirement. These services are brief and to the point because they are a legal procedure and the couple getting married does not mind the circumstances of the marriage, just the fact that they are married.

Hopefully this article will have provided you with a few ideas for a wedding venue; many more exist however, if you want something completely different.