Wedding

A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. 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. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony.

Read more about Wedding:  Common Elements Across Cultures, Traditional Wedding Clothing Attire, Religious Aspects of Weddings, Wedding Types, Wedding Ceremony Participants

Famous quotes containing the word wedding:

    Judge Bedford: Planning on having children?
    David: Naturally.
    Judge Bedford: Good, then I know what to get you for a wedding present.
    David: Yeah? What’s that?
    Judge Bedford: A vasectomy.
    Dale Launer (b. 1953)

    You are the food,
    you are the tooth, you are the husband,
    light, light, sieving through the screen
    whereon I bounce my big body at you
    like shoes after a wedding car.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.... We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
    Enid Bagnold (1889–1981)