Nevada Wedding Laws

Written by Randy Wilson

While you may be headed to Las Vegas for a quickie wedding or a prolonged celebration, take time to find out whatrepparttar law requires before you buy that plane ticket. Each state’s laws differ, and many couples get married in Las Vegas becauserepparttar 145541 law allows them to marry quickly. But don’t start planning your nuptials until you check out this all-important piece ofrepparttar 145542 wedding cake.

A Las Vegas wedding ceremony must conform to Nevada wedding laws to be considered legal. Marriage license bureaus are available at several locations in and around Las Vegas as well as other cities inrepparttar 145543 state. Men can only marry women and vice versa. Identification is required and may be proven with a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID card, original or certified copy of your birth certificate, a passport, military identification, or resident alien card.

Weddings the Greek Orthodox Way

Written by Emmanuel Mendonca

The wedding service inrepparttar Greek Orthodox faith is an ancient and beautiful ceremony, which has been celebrated in its current form for centuries. The wedding ceremony is full of symbolism and is a great experience if you have never attended one before, because it is likely to be quite different from other weddings you have attended in Western Europe. The service is also rather unique becauserepparttar 145362 bride and groom do not make vows to each other – their presence together inrepparttar 145363 church is taken to mean that they are serious about getting married. There are no wedding rehearsals andrepparttar 145364 ceremony usually has a very relaxed atmosphere - guests take photos whenever they want to and often chat quietly among themselves throughoutrepparttar 145365 ceremony.

The Beginning ofrepparttar 145366 Wedding

In most casesrepparttar 145367 wedding guests will wait withrepparttar 145368 groom outsiderepparttar 145369 church untilrepparttar 145370 bride arrives (a few sneaky wedding pros will go intorepparttar 145371 church early to secure a good seat). Inrepparttar 145372 Summer, when most weddings take place, it is not unusual for ceremonies to be arranged back to back, sorepparttar 145373 guests attending a marriage will often stand around with those who have just attendedrepparttar 145374 previous wedding are ready to leave. Wedding dress commentators amongrepparttar 145375 crowd will get to consider and discuss at least two brides and maybe even a third as they leaverepparttar 145376 church – bargain! Meanwhile,repparttar 145377 groom waits forrepparttar 145378 bride atrepparttar 145379 entrance torepparttar 145380 church, often holding her floral bouquet. He hands it to her as they meet and they then go inside together followed byrepparttar 145381 guests. There is no separation ofrepparttar 145382 guests into guests ofrepparttar 145383 bride and guests ofrepparttar 145384 groom – everyone sits together and inrepparttar 145385 case of small churches, many people prefer to stand in a spot where they can get a good view ofrepparttar 145386 proceedings.

Service of Betrothal

The wedding ceremony itself is in two parts:repparttar 145387 Service of Betrothal andrepparttar 145388 Ceremony ofrepparttar 145389 Sacrament of Marriage. The exchanging of rings isrepparttar 145390 focus ofrepparttar 145391 Service of Betrothal. The priest blessesrepparttar 145392 rings by holding them in his right hand and makingrepparttar 145393 sign ofrepparttar 145394 cross overrepparttar 145395 heads ofrepparttar 145396 bride and groom. The rings are then placed onrepparttar 145397 third fingers of their right hands. The Koumbaro,repparttar 145398 couple’s religious sponsor, then swapsrepparttar 145399 rings over betweenrepparttar 145400 bride and groom’s fingers, three times. A number of rituals inrepparttar 145401 ceremony are repeated three times and this symbolisesrepparttar 145402 Holy Trinity: Godrepparttar 145403 Father,repparttar 145404 Son andrepparttar 145405 Holy Spirit.

Ceremony ofrepparttar 145406 Sacrament of Marriage

This Ceremony consists of several key parts. First, several prayers are said and then as they come to an end,repparttar 145407 priest joinsrepparttar 145408 right hands ofrepparttar 145409 bride and groom. Their hands remain joined untilrepparttar 145410 end ofrepparttar 145411 wedding ceremony, which symbolisesrepparttar 145412 couple’s union.

The Crowning

The bride and groom are crowned with thin crowns, or stefana, which are joined by a white ribbon and have been blessed byrepparttar 145413 priest. The crowns symboliserepparttar 145414 glory and honour that is being bestowed on them by God, andrepparttar 145415 the ribbon symbolises their unity. The Koumbaro then exchangesrepparttar 145416 crowns betweenrepparttar 145417 heads ofrepparttar 145418 couple, three times.

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