Christian wedding is performed in a church with much vigor and pomp. Like any other wedding, the rituals of Christian Wedding can be conducted in three phases that are pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding rituals. The bride and the groom make a solemn contract with each other in front of God. In the presence of family, friends and relatives, the couple makes a testimony of their lives in front of God. A Christian wedding ceremony is an expression of love, respect, worship, joy and celebration. Get to know about the marriage ceremonies associated with the Christian Marriage.
- Pictures of Wedding Party - Just 90 minutes before the wedding, pictures are clicked.
- Prologue - A musical prelude starts 5 minutes prior to the ceremony.
- Candles are Lit - Before the guests arrive, candelabras are lit.
Wedding Events Procession With the seating of the parents, the wedding ceremony starts. The seating order is:
- Seating of the Groom's grandmother
- Seating of the Bride's grandmother
- Seating of the Groom's parents
- Seating of the Bride's mother
Procession of bride From right side of the stage, priest and the groom arrive. Groomsmen and bridesmaids enter together down the center of the aisle. Then the flower girl and ring bearer enters.
Start of the Wedding March & Ceremony Bride makes an entry with her father. Mother signals the guests to stand. Then the priest welcomes them and gives them blessings. When everybody settles downs on their seat, priest starts reading hymns from the bible. Then both the bride and groom exchanges wedding rings. And finally, the priest shower blessings on the married couple.
Post-Wedding Reception This is the most dynamic and pompous occasion that takes place just after the marriage. As the couple makes an entry in the hall, everybody welcomes them by showering confetti. The couple cuts the cake and in honor of the couple, the toastmaster raises a toast. Finally, all of them dance and celebrate their nuptial bond. In this way, a grand Christian wedding comes to an end. Hope you would have enjoyed reading this write-up and wish to be a part of such Christian Wedding.