Wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding ritual  is one of the family rites (rituals) that formalize marriage. Its social significance is reduced to the creation of a new family, the establishment of kinship, a change in family and age status and public recognition of the status of the couple. It belongs to the most complexly organized rituals. It combines linguistic, folklore-poetic, ritual, musical, visual and other plans. For many peoples, the wedding includes the ritual relocation of the bride from the parents' house to the groom's house, the exchange of gifts, a table, and so on. Many beliefs, signs and rituals are associated with the wedding of all peoples. For believers, the wedding is accompanied by religious rites (wedding in Christianity, nicknames in Islam, and others). In Russia, a wedding was the final act of marriage, giving the latter full legal force.