I got married quite a while ago and now I live in a different country, but at that time all the ceremonies in my country were civil - religious ceremonies were not common at all. We had to have two witnesses to register our marriage - a woman from the bride's side and a man from the groom's side. All wedding preparation took us two months and we both thought it was too long to wait! The wedding day itself was amazing! We are still in love after so many years of living together.