Traditional Wedding Ceremony
The wedding ceremony is the most special moment of the entire day all couples are expecting with anxiety and emotion. The party is shared with all friends and family members and this is why it is a more social event. But the ceremony is personal, intimate and more meaningful. Many significant things happen during the religious ceremony. There are scared readings, the exchanging of the vows and rings moment and in some cases the Eucharist.
The couple can decide to participate at a full Catholic, Christian or other religious mass or they can skip some parts of the ceremony. It depends on their preferences. It’s traditional though and more adequate to choose the full program. This moment is very profound and special and it will only happen once in your life. So why not live it to its full potential! There are many types of ceremonies to choose from. First of all, the newlyweds have to decide whether they want a traditional or modern wedding. They can go conventional and choose a religious ceremony in their church, or opt for a civil officiant and plan the ceremony outdoors or in a neutral location, like a hall.
There are many other types of ceremonies based on belief and region. The religious ceremonies are the most beautiful and the most romantic. In these cases the couple should follow the canon and the laws assigned to their respective church. If the bride and groom are of different confessions they have to agree which one to follow. There are many cases when the two of them want to join the same religion or remain the same after marriage. Unfortunately, the religious factor is less important to many modern couples.
Many of them prefer to go by their own principles and ignore the blessings offered by the priest. Many modern churches also allow for additions and deletions to be made in the marriage program, which is also an inappropriate stray from the truth. Anyway, contemporary brides and grooms are free to choose whether to make their union a sacred one or just a civil one. There are also many family traditions to be honored or ignored when it comes to wedding ceremonies.
Not many newlyweds of today decide to follow their ethnic traditions or customs at their wedding. We’ve seen many couples designing their own wedding. For Catholic people, marriage is one of the seven sacraments and a very important ritual within the church. For Filipinos, the marriage is also sacred, as many of them belong to the early Spanish colonization and celebrate weddings within a catholic mass. Other popular types of wedding ceremonies are those based on Jewish and Hawaiian traditions. Each one of them is unique.