For many Canadian immigrants, marriage is more than a vow between two people, it is also the intertwining of two families. Elaborate wedding rituals, both traditional and modern, are becoming very common. It is not uncommon for young couples to have two ceremonies, the traditional rituals to please the parents and family, and a modern one, for friends and colleagues at work. Modern rituals, not bound by any rules or traditions can range from saying your vows while skydiving, to scuba diving. Anything goes…. with only one limiting factor - the wedding budget. Traditional wedding rituals with attending relatives from all parts of the world can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. For more, go to different wedding traditions.