Have you ever wondered what is the point of weddings?
Pastor Phil Ayres, from Kingdom City Church, joined Bec and Jeziel to discuss some of the common questions about weddings. Almost every culture has some form of ceremony that represents the transition from single to married. In Western culture everyone waits for the bride to arrive, but in some Eastern cultures they wait for the groom. The throwing of the bouquet predicts the next woman to get married. But in Finnish culture instead of flowers, they throw a bathroom broom!
Weddings can be so expensive. In Australia the average cost of a wedding is around $26 000! But the cost of a wedding can be as simple as the cost of a celebration, to conduct the service or an extravagant event with reception and honeymoon. “You can be married for less than $100 depending on the person marrying you. There doesn’t have to be a cost. Don’t be intimated by the amount of money required it is an imposed pressure not essential to the making of your vows.”
Why not just live together? Throughout history weddings were not only for love. It helped the economic growth of families and secured allegiances in politics and government. But there was also a formal transition so other people respected the boundary and knew the couple was devoted to each other. “In an official wedding ceremony with a formal engagement you are more committed.”
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