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Christian wedding rituals

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These rituals consist of religious customs that are carried on in the coupleís family. The wedding ceremony in India is conducted in similar process like that of the rest of the world. The Christian wedding rituals can also be divided in to customs and rituals before, during and after the wedding. Family members and friends of the couple come together to add joy and celebration to the wedding ceremony. Though the Christian wedding rituals throughout the country are basically the same, there can be regional difference. This is because communities of different tradition tend to be influenced by their living.

Rituals and Customs
There are three main wedding rituals that are pre-wedding rituals, wedding rituals and post wedding rituals. Bridal shower is the first Christian wedding ritual that is celebrated with lot of fun and entertainment. This ritual is conducted by the brideís family and friends which known as a hen party that mainly consists of females. The next wedding excitement is the bachelorís party where the groom along with his friends celebrates a stag party before the wedding. There is much excitement involved as the groom celebrates his last party as a bachelor.

During main wedding ceremony the bride is welcomed by a decorated car sent by the groom as a Christian wedding ritual. On the arrival of the bride she is handed a bouquet of flowers and the couple walk along the aisle. They reach the priest who conducts the wedding mass. Blessing and exchanging of rings is the next wedding ritual. After the end of wedding mass the couple signs the register and move along the aisle out of the church.

Special Features
A grand reception for celebration is conducted after the wedding. In the reception party the couple is warmly welcomed by a shower of confetti as they reach the wedding cake placed in the centre. A toast is raised in honor of the couple which is followed by dance and music.

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