marriage redirects to wedding. A marriage is not the same as a wedding. A marriage is the bonding of two of more people, recognized by law or tradition. It has a degree of permanency and is ended by death or divorce.
A wedding is a ceremony that celebrates the creation of a marriage. It is an event of limited duration.
The category for wedding is Ceremonies but the category for divorce is Sex and reproduction. As divorce is the end of a marriage, shouldn't they be in the same category?
Wedding should be renamed as marriage and the distinction between the two noted or two pages are needed to show the difference. --StarFire209 14:44, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
- In answer to the above query, not necessarily. A divorce is not necessarily 'celebrated' by any sort of ceremony, whereas, the beginning of a marriage, ie a wedding, almost invariably is. perhaps if divorce IS celebrated ceremonially in a given culture, this Should be noted under ceremonies.
- A wedding is a ceremony, marriage on the other hand, is not, so yes, the distinction between the ceremony that is a wedding, and the state of legal commitment that is marriage, should be made. --184.108.40.206 14:00, March 29, 2012 (UTC)
- I'm sure that user appreciates the answer- close to five years later.31dot 20:33, March 29, 2012 (UTC)
- Tholian weddings involved paying a dowry.
What episode was this from? --Hawku 21:42, 15 March 2009 (UTC)