Weddings in America
A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. (Wikipedia.com) American wedding are held upon high standards and based upon strong values that are shared between the two parties being wed, these two are brought together to form their sacred bondage of love and life with each other. Weddings in America are known to be the most flexible and varied in the entire world due to the variation of race and ethnic backgrounds that the American culture embodies. As of the 2006 The United States demographics were as follows: The total population was 299million, whites accounted for 221.3million, Latinos accounted for 44.3 million, blacks accounted for 40.9 million, and Asians accounted for 13.1 million.(Census.gov.) The “melting-pot” wedding traditions in the United States have been influenced virtually by all kinds of cultures throughout the world. Practically all of the U.S. wedding customs and traditions have been directly taken from a wide range of cultures, primarily from Europe, or, they at least have evolved form another nation. It is tradition to have the bride wear a white formal dress, the white dress is a custom from the Victorian era that symbolizes purity in the woman (http://www.fromtimespast.com/wedding.htm) and the groom to dress accordingly in a black tuxedo, and standing on either side of the newlyweds are a select group of friends and family chosen to be the brides bridesmaids and the grooms groomsmen to ensure the support of the people involved. The people whom are selected to this group are usually friends whom they consider family. They usually know both the bride and groom very well and act as support to them if they ever need it. The wedding represents the celebration of two souls committing themselves to one another, so, in other words, it is a huge, elaborate, expensive, emotional, and eventful party for the families and friends participating. A lot of time and money is spent in planning and getting...
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