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In any form of wedding ceremony—whether traditional religious or agnostic—couples exchange marriage vows or promises. In traditional religious wedding ceremonies, wedding vows exchanged by the spouses are often prescribed by their church. However, in the unconventional forms of wedding ceremonies, wedding vows can be written by the bride and the groom, so as to give them a chance to express their personal commitment to each other

  • a refreshing, real-life celebration, not a cold or impersonal civil ceremony
  • you will feel the love you have for each other, and your guests will feel it too
  • here's what we hear virtually every time: "That was the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen!"

Generally, a wedding ceremony is one way of defining the rights and obligations of the partners toward each other. However, whatever wedding ceremony the couple prefers to follow, be it the traditional religious ceremony or secular ceremony, the value of the occasion is embedded in the new beginning that the couple is about to face together. The most important job is to foster the feelings of love and community that all weddings embody.

Commonly, wedding ceremonies around the world share rituals that are influenced by various cultural traditions. Among the many rituals practiced during wedding ceremonies, the most essential and constant element is the symbolic expression of the unification between the man and woman. The union can be signified by exchanging rings, joining of hands, tying together the garments owned by the bride and groom, or other gestures that could be a representation of the union between the couple. Likewise, many rituals that are incorporated within the ceremony are done in order to emphasize wedding as the passage for the foundation of the family. 

Remember, marriages are celebrations of love and as such they should be fun!


For more information:  

Rev. Rosalba Fontanez

818- 257-0407       

Email: rosalbafontanez@gmail.com