What happens at a traditional Christian wedding in the UK? And what other types of wedding are there? Join Amandeep as she meets a young British couple on their wedding day.

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Have you ever been to a marriage ceremony? How do people celebrate weddings in your country?

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Carrie 10 July, 2016 - 10:39

Hi !
My best wedding souvenir is a wedding in Switzerland. I am not Swiss. So my family and I travelled to this place, where the wedding day began in a church.
After the ceremony, we went to a wonderful luxury hotel !
During the dinner, we discovered a strange waiter's habit : when they served sparkling water, they turned the person's spoon in a way and when they served still water, they turned the person's spoon in another way. A guest turned his spoon on a waiter's back, so his glass was filled with both types of water...the face's expression of the guest traduced the taste !! This joke wasn't a good idea ! =D
A dancing teacher also came to learn some steps to the guests.
This day was also really memorable because of the formal and luxurious atmosphere that reigned there.
The following morning, we had brunch in the hotel's garden.

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gianggiang 11 February, 2016 - 02:14

I'll tell you about weddings in Vietnam as simple as possible because it's quite complicating ! Generally, a traditional wedding includes three stages: Proposal ceremony, engagement ceremony and wedding ceremony.The groom's family visit the bride's ( with some traditional gifts) some days before the wedding. On wedding day, the bride have to wear both traditional cloth and white dress whereas the groom only wear suit. Reception is fascinating ! So many guests are invited, they rarely dance, just sit and enjoy the cuisine. The bride and groom take turn come to each guest's seat and take photos...When the wedding ends, the newly-married couple gets presents from everyone.
Wedding day is crucial, so groom and bride's families have to choose a favorable time for it ( the Vietnamese is a bit superstitious ). Weddings often occur in the morning ( from 7am to 10am).

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iva10 19 August, 2015 - 14:11

No i 've never been to a weeding ceremony,but i would go if i had a chance.In our country people can marry in the church or in the municipality.When the weeding is over the brade throws the flover to the guests to see who wiil catch it,and one will marry next.

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patchyplum 12 August, 2015 - 15:08

our weddings follow a process of tallying horoscopes,visiting the brides house,arranging for the poruwa ceremony where the couple is made to vow to look after each other lovingly and then th e function begins...the couple can have three functions infact four,first engagement,then wedding then going away on the same day with a different dress and homecoming ceremony organized by the groom 's side which follows taking the bride to his home..its fun and today srilanka's society gives more priority to entertainment and attire which also follows the preshoot of the couple in different scenarios that has become a trend in today's generation..the foods great and chocolate fountain is amazing.i simply love wedding though being a girl its quite sad and altogether feels awesome planning out my own one..anyway its a tough job,well not as easy as falling in love trust me..srilanka

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julia11 9 July, 2015 - 10:20

Vietnamese wedding has a very compilcated traditional. I would like to tell you guys as short as I can to describe it. First they have a day for the the man to come to the woman's house with present and pray forefather for happiness. Bridesmaids and groomsmen are also come with, they are the relatives or friends of the couple. Then they have another day to celebrate with more peoples in a huge restaurant. Usually, there are more than 200 people! They rarely dance, just sit there and enjoy food that the restaurant serves, nearly 7 dishes! While eating, the couple go around, take a picture with each table and drink whine. The wedding last 2 hours at least, and I don't know why, the weddings mostly start at 7:30 pm and end at 9!?
PS: Guests would sign into a book like a souvenir for the couple and also give an envelope of lucky money too! So jealous....

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JoEditor 9 July, 2015 - 15:54

Hi julia11,
Thanks a lot for telling us about Vietnamese weddings. They sound like great fun!
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)  

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HannaMarin 21 April, 2015 - 16:25

Wedding in my country is the same - catholic vow, civil wedding. We also go to the reception after the ceremony. There we dance, have fun and play some different games. I's also told a story of bride's and groom's eraly (life) childhood.

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edupires 8 April, 2015 - 01:22

In my country, there is a catholic vow too. After the ceremony, the couple goes to houses parents to ask for their last blasses. Towards, they move for their new home as a husband and wife and all guests follow them straight to the party (music, foods and drinks).

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