A religious wedding ceremony is conducted by a religious leader such as a reverend, pastor or priest.
Civil weddings are conducted by a judge, justice of the peace or a registrar. Civil weddings were born in Canada in 1973. When two people decide to get married by the registrar, they must choose an authorized celebrant to make the civil marriage valid.
Civil marriage exists in most of Europe and a civil ceremony is required. After the civil marriage ceremony, couples can also have a religious ceremony if they want too, which serves as a religious recognition of the marriage. In some countries such as Belgium, Netherlands and Turkey, most couples do not have a religious ceremony. Civil marriage ceremonies are formal weddings with beautiful wedding gowns to which couples celebrate with family and friends at a room in the town hall.
There are countries that do not have civil marriage such as the Middle East Countries. All marriages are conducted and registered by religious authorities, to then be registered by civil authorities.
Same-sex marriages became permitted in 16 countries since September 2013. Countries permitting same-sex marriages are Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Uruguay.
In a nutshell, there will always be people falling in Love. YES, there is someone for everyone. The beauty of many countries, people have the choice to get married in a religious ceremony or a civil ceremony and even both. The most important thing of all is LOVE. If Love is not existent in a marriage between the two couple, then it is not a happy healthy wealthy marriage. Family value is always LOVE in the home.
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