Wedding Ceremony Music for Different Types of Wedding Ceremonies

By Geraldine Dimarco

For those of you who do not know, a wedding is a legal ceremony that commences a union between two people; once the province of only a male/female relationship, changes to the law have made this concept obsolete in some places. Whatever the background and history to marriage, it is still a legal union between two people; the law requires that the couple sign the marriage certificate in front of witnesses before the marriage can be legally accepted. The man getting married is called the groom or bridegroom to give him his full title and the woman the bride; after the ceremony they become a wife and a husband, respectively.

Marriages in a Church

Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Although it may seem like the world has turned away from the Christian religion generally, it has not stopped the popularity of a Church ceremony complete with wedding ceremony music. White weddings may be quite normal for those of us that live in the United States, UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth but they are not always pracised worldwide amongst Christian faiths.

Twin Ceremonies

A different type occasion often difficult to arrange is where two couples are married simultaneously, usually called a double wedding. If twins or two sisters or two brothers happen to be considering marriage at around the same time, they may consider a double wedding, particularly if they are close. It can also save some money, of course, since many of the guests would be invited to both weddings if they occurred separately. And of course, there's only one set of wedding ceremony decorations, and wedding ceremony music to arrange (unless the couples have consecutive ceremonies rather than simultaneous, in which case the wedding ceremony music can be different).

Destination Weddings

Marriages in foreign countries are called destination weddings where guests can arrive either just before the ceremony or actually travel with the couple; it doesn't matter exactly where you travel to, whether it is in Egypt or just to Las Vegas it will still be considered a destination wedding. Wedding ceremony music can be, and usually is, a part of a destination wedding, alhtough wedding ceremony decorations may need to be used sparingly, or you may not get a choice on the types of wedding ceremony decorations you have, or perhaps you can choose a venue with the particular wedding ceremony decorations you's like (this is particularly so in places like Las Vegas, where wedding venues abound.

Weddings over a Weekend

Two day or weekend weddings are a great way to extend the ceremony and festivities as an increasing number of people are finding out. Special activities, such as spa treatments and golf tournaments, are scheduled into the itinerary for guests' enjoyment throughout the weekend. Lodging is usually at the same facility and couples often host a Sunday brunch for the weekend's finale - often the wedding ceremony itself, where all the usual wedding ceremony decorations, wedding ceremony music and even wedding ceremony readings may be present (or not, as you prefer).

Online Ceremonies

Although it has not really caught on yet, a few bold and different people have decided to tie the knot online but it may be sometime before this style of wedding really becomes more popular; internet based specialists are already available to help organize your ceremony. Marriages that are broadcast live online are also referred to as online weddings.

City Hall Marriages

Despite the term civil wedding, most services that take place outside of a Church, wherever that may be, are civil weddings which have to be carried out by appointed or elected judges, mayors or a justice of the peace. Religion doesn't normally play a part in these ceremonies because they can be purely for the purpose of fulfilling the legal requirements. Many civil ceremonies take place in local town or city halls or courthouses in judge's chambers, in which event wedding ceremony decorations and wedding ceremony music or readings are unlikely to play a role.

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