In my country almost all the ceremonies are religious. I want to explain from the first step, so when a man ask a woman to marry him,the girl's family will query people around him(groom), If groom be accepted by social and be good man for life and the girl want him ,matchmaking will hold with the presence of family elders in the house of girl's family.thus ,in this ceremony they speak about girl's dowry, bride and groom speak together for the fist time about thier future life and thier demands and then they promise to act their duties about each other. next step is engagement ceremony with the presence of clergyman and there the bride say "i do" to the groom , hereafter they formally are the couple but till wedding ceremony they are in their family's house. usually there is a distance between engagement ceremony and wedding ceremony. they hold party due to wedding day and invite all relatives and friends to come.after that party finished ,the bride and the groom will go to their house and thier life will begin.