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Sikh and Christian marriage. In any Sikh wedding the couple would probably have a traditional arranged wedding. This is when the Sikh parents find a suitable partner for their for there daughter or son. When the couples are consulted fully and meet but not alone this means that everyone can be sure the partners are suitable. The marriage cannot take place if the couple or families do not agree to it. In the past the wedding would still be arranged by both families but the couple would not be allowed to meet until the actual wedding day. ``Happy girl, now awakened to love, when the matchmaker comes with his news``. This verse is from the guru granth sahib, I think this is evidence that in the early days of the Sikh religion it was useful for parents to use a matchmaker to find a suitable partner for there daughter or son. Today young people may a suggest person they know, or leave the decision to their parents because they trust there parents and know they love them very much. ...read more.


Bride and groom are given gifts of money. With any Sikh marriage the guru granth sahib must be present. The groom will sit opposite the guru granth sahib and his bride who will sit on his left will then join him. The bride would be traditionally dressed in red, saffron, or blue, while the bridegroom would usually wear a red or pink turban and an orange scarf, which would have been given to him by his mother during the service. One end of the cloth will be cut off and placed in the bride's hand by her father. This is a symbol that they are joined together as husband and wife. The bride would then hold it for the rest of the ceremony. Towards the ceremony prayers are sung. The bride and groom would then bow to the guru granth sahib to show that they agree to the marriage. This then follows the most important part of the ceremony the reading of the guru granth sahib known as the lavan (the wedding hymn) ...read more.


The most important part of the service where the couple make there vows and the minister declaring that the couple are man and wife cannot be changed as this is the law in the Christian church. A wedding ceremony in a Catholic Church. The minister will then say to the bridegroom `N will you take N to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and, forsaking all others is faithful to her as you both shall live? ``. When the bride replies `I shall? ``the minister will then say to the bride `N, will you take N to be your husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honour and protect him, and forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live? `` When the bride replies ``I shall ``? The couple will then face each other. The bridegroom will say to the bride `I N, take you, N, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, ...read more.

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