As of 2014, courthouse marriages, or civil ceremonies, require each party to state his consent to the marriage in front of witnesses and a court officiant. This acknowledgment can be as simple as saying "I will," or incl... More »

"Do you (name of groom) take this woman to be your wedded wife to live together in the estate of matrimony? Will you love her in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live?" These are the beginning lines of t... More » Government & Politics Law

Typically the wedding vows are said in the middle of the ceremony, after the welcome and before the exchanging of rings. This may change depending on the length of the ceremony and the different elements present in the c... More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings

While the text of traditional marriage vows depends on the faith of the couple getting married, most wedding vows included promises of staying by each others' side and promises of faithfulness. Couples vow to always love... More »

The wording for a family unity sand ceremony depends on whether the couple wishes to exchange vows between the families or if the officiant alone speaks. Either way, communicate the symbolism of mixing many containers in... More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings

Good ideas for a 60th wedding anniversary party include a celebration themed by the couple's journey of love that includes photo collages of the couple through the years, slideshows displaying pivotal moments in the marr... More »

Wedding ceremonies range from religious, formal affairs to informal, civil ceremonies. Other types of wedding ceremonies include eloping, destination weddings, group weddings and same-sex ceremonies. More » Holidays & Celebrations Weddings