Plan Your Own Wedding: The Variety of Ceremonial Rites

Which kind among the many types of wedding ceremonies is one of the most important decisions that a couple will be making when they planned to get married.

The most common wedding is the formal one. The bride dresses in a length-train gown, veil on top, driven by a white car, and eats an exceptionally large cake at the wedding reception. This kind of wedding embodies the elegance and seriousness of what a marriage is all about.

Nothing compares to civil wedding ceremony when it comes to seriousness. The civil wedding ceremonies “may vary from being large or small, indoors or outdoors” is one in which an appointed marriage authority like a judge is hired to officially tie the knot. This kind of wedding is held outside the church. For some couples, they marry at the municipal hall where the judge is located but one can always opt for other places.

Both Asia’s June wedding and the West’s summer and spring wedding are another example of traditional wedding. It has always been the best to plan a wedding when the sun is shining. The best time therefore is during the afternoon or early evening when the sun shines at its finest. Essential to design and decorations for this kind of wedding is the vibrancy and color of the theme. Usually the color used are deep red, orange, yellow and cooper which look beautiful in flower arrangements.

During this season, there are many practically other choices of wedding places to choose from. Beach resorts offering wedding packages are currently a rising business industry. Couples may also want to consider getting married in tourist destination areas like Caribbean, Bali, or Phuket. This kind of wedding however is advisable only during summer of the country you are going to hold your wedding. Garden weddings are also yearned ceremonies especially of hopeless romantic couples. Any garden or park that is spacious and picturesque is a possible place to hold a wedding ceremony.

There are couples however, who choose a small kind of wedding – consisting of less than 50 guests. This wedding usually takes place in boutique hotels, renowned restaurants, historic places of interest or function rooms at museums. Aside from they are often licensed for wedding, they also provide a picturesque and stylish setting depending on the couple’s choice.

Since churches are archaic and beaches and garden weddings are worn-out ideas, there are many odd, quirky, yet fashionable weddings that couples opt to do. Some examples of this modern wedding include vintage cars, icing-covered cake filled with grotesque and horror, and ‘meringue’ like dress of bridesmaids. Themed weddings are also a fad. Examples are Indian and Elvis-inspired weddings.

Also worth noting are the important wedding rituals of various cultures and countries. The Judaism for example does not encourage lavish dresses and decorations. The sanctity of the marriage is the most significant principle. Islam weddings usually follow the Muslim traditions. Different ceremonies like exchange of rings, sending of wedding jewellery to the bride, and the manjha ritual take place before the big day.