Marriage is a socially recognized union between two people. Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting via a wedding ceremony
The word "marriage" derives the Latin word marītāre meaning to provide with a husband or wife and marītāri meaning to get married
The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved, and any offspring they may produce
There are many types of marriages which include Monogamy, Polygamy, Polygyny, Polyandry & Plural marriage
Marriage laws refer to the legal requirements which determine the validity of a marriage, which vary considerably between countries.
In many cultures dowry (by family of bride) or bride wealth (by family of groom) is paid as a condition of marriage