Wedding Ceremony Music for Different Types of Wedding Ceremonies

By Geraldine Dimarco

A civil union between two people whether religious or otherwise is commonly called a wedding. Marriage is still a legal contract despite the religious background, and the legal act of marriage only occurs once the signing of a marriage license or other legal document is complete. The religious ceremony (if you have one) may mean that you're married according to your religion or culture, but you won't be recognized as married - i.e. as husband and wife - under the law until you have completed the legal requirements.

Getting Married 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 who live in the United States, UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth but they are not always practiced worldwide amongst Christian faiths.

Twin Ceremonies

A different type occasion often difficult to arrange is where two couples are married simultaneously - typically, a person with a brother or sister might plan this type of occasion with that sibling, or occasionally best friends who are planning a wedding at a similar time might opt for what is usually known as a "double wedding".

Destination Weddings

Destination weddings are becoming more popular and many couples decide to have their wedding and honeymoon in the same place. Whether this happens for an intimate beach ceremony in the Caribbean, or extravagant nuptials in Las Vegas, it will qualify as a destination wedding. Wedding ceremony decorations and wedding ceremony music may be readily available, depending upon your wedding destination, or you may need to give those items some further thought. And wedding ceremony readings can, of course, occur anywhere - you just need to prepare them in advance, and may not have the input of your church minister, priest, rabbi, iman or celebrant. You'll need to think for yourselves!

Weekend Weddings

Some couples decide to have their wedding over the course of a weekend and this can ensure the occasion is less stressful for all concerned. Themed occasions can involve golf, hang-gliding, shooting or any type of venue you can imagine. Lodging is usually at the same facility and couples often host a Sunday wedding ceremony and meal for the weekend's finale, where the traditionalists still opt for wedding ceremony music and some form of wedding ceremony decorations for the occasion.

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. There are even guides for information on how to go about an internet ceremony with information on people that can carry it out for you. Marriages that are broadcast live online are also referred to as online weddings. These broadcast wedding ceremonies are far more likely to be traditional wedding ceremonies with music and decorations, since they may be taking place in a traditional wedding ceremony function center, but are being broadcast for relatives or friends who live overseas or are otherwise unable to make it in person to the wedding ceremony.

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. These ceremonies do not normally make any reference to God as they are a legal ceremony only. These services often take place in city halls, courthouses and other designated areas of town. They are "bare minimum" ceremonies from the point of view of preparation - you won't need to stress about wedding ceremony music, wedding ceremony readings or even any wedding ceremony decorations.

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