A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage (before the eyes of God, a priest, witnesses, family and friends). Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony.

     Well, technically, weddings are all about the bride. The groom just has to look good in his tux, say his vows (if any), and say “I do”. But, the bride does more than just looking good  (which is important); she spends her time planning the wedding, picking out every detail, choosing the perfect hair, dress, makeup and shoes; and for her bridesmaid as well. A wedding isn’t just about coming together as a couple in the eyes of God (maybe it is); it’s about serious weeks/month’s of planning, arrangements, and even practising walking down the aisle. I haven’t gotten married but I know it is a lot of work (I’ve seen movies). 

     Planning, for the bride, involves choosing the theme (beach theme, cowboy theme, 90’s theme, church theme, even Elvis and Marilyn theme wedding); alongside the groom (for support). It also involves:

Picking out both the venue for the wedding and the venue for the #reception 

The Dance floor and decor. The couple has to dance, it’s natural. 

The flowers(for decorations and also the bouquet)

The rings; along side the groom

The accessories. The accessories range from the necklace, to the hair accessory, to the bracelet, the earring, and to other facial accessories (depending on the religion).

The dress for bridesmaid. They can’t look prettier than The bride; actually, no one can. So their dress has to be simple.

The cake. Every wedding needs a cake; I guess. Its just the custom.

The perfect hairstyle to match the dress and makeup

The perfect shoe. Maybe no one will see the shoe; if you put on a ball gown. But you’ll see it; and it has to be gorgeous. 

The perfect makeup. Something natural and not over the top. At the end of the day, your makeup has to complement your dress.

And most importantly, the perfect dress (because all eyes will be on the bride). I mean, who doesn’t want the perfect dress? That’s the dream!


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