Chrsitian Marriage and Culture:
A Christian wedding usually takes place in a Church,before a priest.Christians are particular about the rituals of marriage.The bride traditionally wears a white grown. The bride's head is covered with a white veil, and a tiara or white flowers. In her hand the bride holds a bouquet of fresh flowers. The groom wears mostly a black suit with a bow, very elegant and formal.
Pre-Wedding Rituals of Christian Marriages:
The pre wedding rituals consist primarily of engagement ceremony and this usually takes place in the girl’s house.
This is an informal party between the bride and her friends also called the hen party. Relatives and friends present the bride with gifts and provide her moral support and help to prepare her for marriage.
It is also called the stag party, where the groom and his close friends, celebrate the last of groom’s bachelorhood. It usually, takes place the night before the wedding. It is mostly celebrated, to have fun and enjoyment with close friends.
Christian weddings takes place in the church. Both bride and groom with their family members,relatives and friends arrive at the church. The priest conducts the marriage ceremony, he reads psalms from the Holy Bible.At the ceremony wedding rings are exchanged between the couple.The couple is blessed by the priest and declares them husband and wife in front of the gathering. This is followed by cutting of the cake, jointly by the bride and the groom.The guests at the wedding reception, enjoy the dinner which is followed by dancing and a toast is proposed in the honor of the new couple.
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