Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader.
Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.
Brazilian bride should arrive at the place where the wedding ceremony is held 10 minutes later than it is scheduled. People at Brazilian weddings often drink cocktail "caipirinha".
The word caipirinha is a diminutive of "caipira", which means a "person coming from the countryside".
The use of a wedding ring has long been part of religious weddings in Europe and America, but the origin of the tradition is unclear.