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Hindu and Christian Weddings

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Hindu and Christian Weddings

It is a Christian’s belief that marriage is a gift from God, they also believe that it should never be taken for granted. Getting married in a church, is a way to get married in front of God, this is considered as a very important factor to Christian weddings. A marriage is a public declaration of love and commitment. This declaration is made in front of friends and family in a church ceremony.
Seating of the Family - Family and friends of the bride and groom are seated on opposite sides of the church to symbolize the cutting of the blood covenant. 
Centre Aisle and White Runner - The centre aisle represents the meeting ground. The white runner symbolizes holy ground where two lives are joined as one by God.
White Dress – Whit is the traditional colour as it represents purity, and innocence. The use of a white dress dates back to ancient times. Woman who re-marry after a death or divorce are encouraged to wear a coloured dress.  
Father Gives Away the Bride - The tradition of the father giving away his daughter has its roots in the days of arranged marriages. Daughters in those times were considered their father's property. It was the father's right to give his child to the groom.
Tossing the Bouquet - Women used to try to rip pieces of the bride's dress and flowers in order to obtain some of her good luck. To escape from the crowd the bride would toss her bouquet and run away. Today the bouquet is tossed to single women with the belief that whoever catches it will be the next to marry.
The Wedding Ring - The wedding ring has been worn on the third finger of the left hand since Roman times. The Romans believed that the vein in that finger runs directly to the heart. The wedding ring is a never-ending circle, which symbolizes everlasting love.
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue - "Something old" represents the bride's link to her family and the past. The bride may choose to wear a piece of...

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