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Buddhist Weddings

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A Reader recently wrote:

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What are Buddhist weddings like?

I’ve been raised in a Christian home, so I’ve been taught the traditional wedding..white dress, reception, exchanging of vows, etc.

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And my response:

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There is no special “Buddhist Wedding Ceremony” from ancient times; usually it depends on the country and culture that the couple is from. VERY generally speaking, usually only family or very close friends are invited and the ceremonies are predictably very simple. There are usually vows of some sort, and the ceremony is presided over by a priest.

Beyond this very basic and sketchy outline, it’s all different depending on the ‚Äúdenomination‚Äù of Buddhism and the nationality of the people and families involved.

I have posted a few wedding photos from various groups:

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