A Look at the Traditional Western Wedding Ceremony

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The wedding is the day when two souls unite and become one. It is the point of time when one's dreams and hopes of a perfect partner begin to materialize in life. A time when people want to celebrate, show their happiness and want other people to be a part of their happiness too. This ceremony is conducted in many ways across the globe, across different communities; Christian weddings are celebrated in a particular manner.

They usually begin with seating of the parents. Immediately after this begins the wedding procession, which is followed by the wedding march and it is then that the call of worship is connected. After this the priest starts the opening prayer. At this time the entire congration is standing, their seating follows this, after which the ceremony includes giving away of the bride. At this stage the bride and the groom exchange rings, the symbol of their love, happiness and togetherness. The bride and the groom also take vows, which are like ground rules of any marriage. Both bride and groom are invited to understand the promise and say, "I do" as a symbol of approval. This is followed by a kiss, which shows the world the love and affection between them. A closing prayer and a recession follow this, which is where the religious ceremony ends.

After this there is a fever song, dance and many other forms of entertainment. The essence of the fact is that the bride and the groom wanted to share their happiness, their moment of unity, love and all the magical feelings; they have in their heart with the people. Although weddings are considered special and religious, in my opinion it is spiritual because it is the ceremony where two spirits unite and come together for existence life.