By Mark Siegel-Pool / Associated PressThe idea of a fake bride-to-be is a little too easy for some.
The idea of marrying a fake is far more complicated.
In many countries, there is a strict ban on weddings taking place after midnight and the government forbids the taking of photographs of the wedding ceremony or any of the participants.
The government has also banned wedding parties from taking photographs of couples kissing.
But for a bride-of-five, it’s a whole other story.
In some countries, a bride may already be married and is prepared to give birth to a baby girl, a step in the process that could lead to a marriage.
A groom may already have a child and is looking to start a family, but he or she has to wait until the next step in a ceremony known as “gathering.”
The next step is often a ceremony that is conducted in a private area, sometimes a private house, sometimes in a church.
And it is usually performed in the presence of the groom or his family.
The ceremony itself is usually a long, awkward affair, with both the bride and groom waiting to be married.
They have to take turns talking about what they will do for their families, how they will help the new parents, and the future of their children.
In most countries, these ceremonies are conducted in private homes, which may be uncomfortable, said David B. Moseley, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.
But in the United States, the tradition is gaining momentum and some states have begun allowing the celebration.
Many Americans, though, are still opposed to the idea of weddings being performed in public spaces.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that states cannot prohibit people from holding private weddings, citing the First Amendment right to free speech.
The decision came after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that allowing a private ceremony to be conducted in public would infringe on that right.
The court ruled that states could not ban weddings that were conducted in the home and that public displays of a private wedding ceremony would be constitutionally permissible.
But that does not mean private ceremonies must be performed in private, Moseleysaid.
“In any case, it is not unreasonable to conclude that the public will not object to a private home wedding ceremony.”
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