Simple Pleasures: Wedding Preparations

It was called Perevi. He chants mantras from the Vedas and subsidiary texts while the couple are seated before the fire. Most Christian churches give some form of blessing to a marriage; the wedding ceremony typically includes some sort of pledge by the community to support the couple's relationship. At traditional Chinese weddings, the tea ceremony is the equivalent of an exchange of vows at a Western wedding ceremony. As with all sacraments, it is seen as having been instituted by Jesus himself (see Gospel of Matthew 19:1-2, Catechism of the Catholic Church §1614-1615).

However, most Muslim cultures separate both the institutions of the mosque and marriage, no religious official is necessary, but very often an Imam presides and performs the ceremony, he may deliver a short sermon.[20] In Islam, polygyny is allowed with certain religious restrictions, despite that an overwhelming majority of Muslims traditionally practice monogamy. A number of cultures have adopted the traditional Western custom of the white wedding, in which a bride wears a white wedding dress and veil. Belarusian folk wedding (Belor.

A very important moment of the wedding ceremony is considered the accession of his young wife to her husband's home. Jewish men from the family of Kohanim (Cogan, Kaganovicha, etc.) is forbidden to marry a divorced woman, a widow or a woman who convert to Judaism. Many traditions and rituals have origins in religions and are still performed by religious leaders. The most important step is saptapadi or saat phere, wherein the bride and the groom, hand-in-hand, encircle the sacred fire seven times, each circle representing a matrimonial vow. Some religions and branches of religions, including Quakers, Lutherans, Reformed, Unitarians, Ethical Culture, Reform Jews and Reconstructionist Jews, the Metropolitan Community Church, the Reformed Catholic Church, and Buddhist organizations like Soka Gakkai perform and recognize same-sex marriages, even if the governments of the states where they live may not. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony. Tea Ceremony is an official ritual to introduce the newlyweds to each other's family, and it's a way for newlyweds to show respect and appreciation to their parents. At traditional Chinese weddings, the tea ceremony is the equivalent of an exchange of vows at a Western wedding ceremony. Wedding celebrations can last several days and are very different depending on the region, denomination and caste.