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Weddings

  • By: Dawn O. Braithwaite, Diana Breshears & Colleen Warner Colaner
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Weddings are one of the most important cultural rituals, reinforcing conventional cultural values and the social structure. Weddings recognize a legal relationship marked by a ceremonial rite of passage. Leslie Baxter and Dawn O. Braithwaite explain that weddings are rituals ...

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