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:

    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)

    The Ancient Mariner seizes the guest at the wedding feast and will not let go until he has told all his story: the prototype of the bore.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Reunion after long separation is even better than one’s wedding night.
    Chinese proverb.