Wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.
Most weddings ceremonies involve an exchange of vows by the couple, presentation of a gift, and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader.
Wedding dresses are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a reception.
Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony.