Marriage is one of the most precious and pure bond that binds two human beings in an eternal bond of love and commitment. The two intended, the bride and the groom experience a thrill that cannot be described in words. Marriage is considered to be one of the most intimate and sacred bond shared between two individuals. It is a commitment of a lifetime and needs a lot of sincerity and truthfulness from both the bride and the groom. A ceremony of wedding can only be completed if the Bride is ready to take the groom as her lawfully wedded husband. Bride is a lady who is married, getting to be married or who has been married very recently. The Concept of Bride is a very noble and ancient concept. From time immemorial, the ceremony of marriage has retained its inherent significance of a birth of a bond of love and belief, only it has transformed itself according to the needs of the time and the age. The Bride is the daughter-in-law of the household that she is destined to enter.
The word Bride
actually means cook in Teutonic. This is though a very ancient meaning and has changed a lot in its significance. The modern world never sees a woman just in the role of a cook tending to the needs of the household of her husband and in-laws. At the time of the marriage ceremony, especially in Christian marriages, the bride is accompanied by a bridesmaid or bridesmaids. The man to whom the lady is being married is known as the bridegroom or just groom. After marriage a Bride is no longer addressed as Miss, but is known in the society as Mrs. A Bride becomes the wife of the man to whom she is being married. The legal formalities should be completed before a bride can be termed as wife and the groom can be termed as husband.
Special dresses are ordered for the Bride during the marriage ceremony. The attire changes according to the religions that the society belongs to and the religion that the bride and the groom adheres to. For consummation of the marriage both the bride and the groom should go through the required legal procedures needed to complete a marriage, formally. A tiara is the formal dress of the Bride in North America and in Europe. The wedding attire is a white muslin gown, very beautiful and intricately designed. This tradition of wearing a white dress for the wedding was started with the wedding ceremony of Queen Victoria. The white dress often symbolizes virginity and therefore, is given such a preference.
Asian marriages see a Bride in vibrant and colorful wedding dresses during the time of her marriage and the wedding ceremonies are quite elaborate too. There are a lot of customs and rituals associated with the ceremony of wedding. The term bride is generally coined for a women who has not yet completed a year of marriage.