Presentation on theme: "11 weddings. Chinese Wedding West Wedding Weddings in The United States Weddings in the United States vary as much as the people do. There are church."— Presentation transcript:
Weddings in The United States Weddings in the United States vary as much as the people do. There are church weddings; there are weddings on mountain-tops with guests barefooted; and there have been weddings on the ocean floor with oxygen tanks for the guests. Before a couple is married, they become engaged. And then invitations are sent to those who live nearby, their close friends and their relatives who live far away. When everything is ready, then comes the most exciting moment.
The wedding party enters the church. The bride carrying a bouquet of flowers enters last with her father who will "give her away". The groom enters the church from a side door. When the wedding party is gathered by the altar ( 教堂内的 ) 圣坛, the bride and groom exchange vows. It is traditional to use the words "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 珍爱, till death do us part". the couple exchange rings. Wearing the wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand is an old custom.
New Words 1.blossom 2.symbolise 3.invitation 4. conduct 5. afterwards 6. Indonesian 7.entrance 8. contribute 9.Greek 10. crown 11.ribbon 12. link 13. smash 14. pin
True or False? ( ) 1.If you don’t get an invitation to a wedding, you can’t go. ( )2.You shouldn’t go to the wedding ceremony if you are not a member of a close family. ( )3.Not everyone can go to attend the wedding reception. ( )4.Indonesian women have to cover their heads. ( )5.You should contribute some money if you go to the wedding party.
Greek Weddings True of False? ( )1.In Greece the groom can’t get the bride’s hand without asking her father on the day of weddding ceremony. ( )2.A long silk ribbon is used to link the crowns on the couples’ heads, wishing them a long and happy life. ( )3.At the wedding reception, guests can enjoy themselves until mid-night. T T F
On a Greek Wedding ceremony, the groom has to ask__________ for her daughter’s hand. The groom’s ________ goes with the couple to the church, he helps the priest to put _____ made of ___________ on the heads of the bride and groom. A long _______ links the crowns to symbolise a _________life for the couple. After the ceremony, the guests can attend a _________________.Guests can smash ______ on the floor and pin_______ to the bride’s _____________ for good luck. the bride’s father best man crowns orange blossoms silk ribbon happy and long wedding reception dishes money wedding dress