Sacramental marriage is more than a union of a man and a woman; it is a type and symbol of the divine union between Christ, the Bridegroom, and His Church, the Bride. As married Christians, open to the creation of new life and committed to our mutual salvation, we participate not only in God's creative act but in the redemptive act of Christ. Marriage celebrates a union of opposite sexes, it is a lifelong union, endingonly with the death of one spouse, It excludes a union with anyother person so long as the marriage exists, Its lifelong nature is guaranteed by contract.
In Roman Catholic Weddings, their are eight rituals that happen during and after the wedding ceremony, these are: 1. Recitation of marriage vows, 2.Exchange of rings, 3. Drinking from the cup of wine, 4. Joining hands while the marriage vows are made, 5. Signing the marriage contract, 6. Saying of prayers, 7.The bride wearing a veil and wearing white. The marriage symbols are the wedding rings, the bridal veil, the unity candles, and the Holy bible.
Humans are social animals, and we can't live a lonely life. We need society to survive and a person who lives alone for long time, can suffer depression and anxiety issues. Marriage is something that doesn't only bring a fresh-change in your life, but also helps you cope with social issues that you might face in life. This is the time we get tired of our family, tired of our friends, social life, parties, all the fun and we seek some permanent settlement and a constant source of love and physical intimacy which we get in our partner, whom we marry. Marriage also brings changes in your social life, and gives you a permanent partner to rejoice your happiness with, share your sadness with.