Simple Pleasures: Wedding Preparations

The wedding between Jews conducted by a Rabbi (he produces a marriage certificate), between the Muslim Mullah, between Christian priest. Representatives of different religious faiths or atheists who wish to marry have to go abroad either actually (to go abroad) or formally (in one of the foreign embassies). The Central figures of the wedding are the bride and groom. 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. 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.

Those who receive the tea usually give the bride gifts such as jewelry or red envelope. 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. The relatives of the groom would send a matchmaker to the bride's parents with a request to marry.

The ceremony was held at the groom's house after the wedding night. 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. There is also a ban on marriage with a woman born of a forbidden for her father or marriage with a woman with forbidden outside of marriage. On the wedding day, the bride and the bridegroom garland each other in front of the guests. These auspicious words of blessing are designed to bless and amuse the family and make the occasion filled with fun and joy. A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. All Muslim marriages have to be declared publicly and are never to be undertaken in secret. And just like a real wedding, a reception and a feast is organized where guests are asked to wear appropriate clothing. For many Muslims, it is the ceremony that counts as the actual wedding alongside a confirmation of that wedding in a registry office according to fiqh, in Islam a wedding is also viewed as a legal contract particularly in Islamic jurisprudences.