原始社会生产力低下，人类聚群而居，人们的性关系是长期处于混乱的 状态。后来这种状态逐步得到限制。大约到了原始社会末期，最早的婚礼产 生了。考古资料显示，早期的炻器上已有了关于婚礼场面的记载。进人奴隶 社会后，相对稳定的性关系、临时性对偶婚转变为长久性对偶婚得到进一步
《大戴礼记*盛世篇》载：“凡淫乱生于男女无別，夫妻无义，婚礼享 聘者，所以别男女、明夫妻之道也，故有淫乱之欲，则饰婚礼享聘也。” 在中国传统的民俗文化中，婚礼的重要意义是“别男女”。按照儒家的观 点，夫妇是家庭的基础，而夫妻关系的确立，其标志是婚礼。
婚礼乃是人 伦之本、风教之始，所以，以庄重而严格的程序来昭示“男女之別”就是 必需的，婚礼之后夫妻关系才能有一个稳固的基础。自从汉武帝“废黜百 家，独尊儒术”后，婚礼变得越来越重视礼节，为防止男女关系发生混 乱，当时社会上逐渐形成了一些成文和不成文的规定——只有举行正式仪 式的婚姻才能得到社会和家庭的认可。婚礼作为一种礼节性的存在，进一 步得到发展。在传统社会里，婚礼的作用如同现代社会领取结婚证，同取 得法律和社会的承认是一样的。如今，随着社会的变化，婚礼的许多作用 已被各种组织和法律机构的注册、登记所取代。
对于当事人来说，婚姻毫无疑问是一件大事，而举行有见证意义的结 婚仪式则是广泛昭示男女双方结为夫妻的有效途径。对于社会和旁人来 说，婚礼本身乃是一桩公幵的事务，新人的亲朋好友都来参加这个公开的 婚礼，表明社会对婚姻当事人的合法结合是认可的，社会和亲属从此将接 受新的义务和角色，迎接或多或少的生活新变化。对于新人而言，结婚是 他们一生的重大转折，意义重大。娇礼仪式的举行，表明婚姻双方已经成 年，男女双方的关系有了重大转折，并且有了新的权利与义务。从此以 后，夫妻双方的很多关系，如共同生活、发生性行为、生儿育女等等，都 将是合法的。正㈥为婚礼担负着如此重任，所以人们历来都对婚礼十分重 视。
在迷信较为盛行的时代，人们试图通过一定的仪式.借以取得所信奉的神灵、 祖宗的保佑和认可。长期以来，万物有灵的观念一直左右着人们的思想， 许多事情都要祈祷神灵，以取得神灵的保佑。我国古代婚礼“六礼”中就 记载着每一道程序部要敬拜和请示祖先的例子。直到近代，人们仍然沿袭 古代的习俗，将拜堂（祖灵）、拜天地等作为婚礼中不可缺少的东西，许 多象征吉祥的礼物在婚礼中也是不可缺少的。在婚礼中也会有一些象征性 的避邪过程，如照花轿、闹洞房等。
How does "wedding" come into being?
"Wedding" is a social recognition ceremony held by both men and women when they establish marriage relationship.
The birth of the wedding has made the simple and casual combination of the two sexes in the primitive society standardized. It is an important manifestation of human civilization.
In the primitive society, the productive forces were low, human beings were clustered, and people's sexual relations were in a state of confusion for a long time. Later, the state was gradually restricted. The earliest wedding ceremony came to the end of the primitive society. Archaeological data showed that the early stoneware had a record of the wedding scene. After entering the slave society, it was relatively stable. Fixed sexual relationship, temporary dual marriage into long lasting dual marriage further.
"There is no difference between men and women, there is no sense of marriage between men and women, there is no marriage between husband and wife, and the wedding is enjoyed by the husband and wife, so there is no man and woman, so there is no man and woman, so there is a desire for promiscuity, so it is also a wedding." in the traditional Chinese folk culture, the important meaning of the wedding is "different men and women". The establishment of a wife's relationship is a sign of a wedding.
Where is the role of modern wedding "?"
The wedding is the origin of the human nature and the beginning of the wind education. Therefore, it is necessary to show the difference between men and women with a solemn and strict procedure. After the wedding, the relationship between husband and wife can have a solid foundation. Since Emperor Wu Emperor "deposed a hundred and only Confucianism", the wedding became more and more important to prevent the confusion between men and women. Social and unwritten rules are gradually formed in society - only a formal ceremony can be recognized by the society and the family. The wedding is further developed as a courtesy. In the traditional society, the role of a wedding is to receive a marriage certificate in a modern society, with the recognition of the law and society. Nowadays, with the change of society, many functions of the wedding have been replaced by registration and registration of various organizations and legal institutions.
For the parties, marriage is undoubtedly a major event, and a witness to the marriage ceremony is an effective way to show that both men and women are married. For the society and the other people, the wedding itself is a public affair, the new family and friends come to the public wedding, indicating that the society is married to the marriage. The legal combination of the marriage parties is recognized, and the society and relatives will accept new obligations and roles and meet more or less new changes in life. For the new people, marriage is a major turning point in their life. The ceremony of the ceremony shows that the two sides of the marriage have grown up, and the relationship between the two men and women has a major turning point, And there are new rights and obligations. Since then, a lot of relations between the couple, such as common life, sexual behavior, birth child and so on, will be legal. The six is taking such a heavy responsibility for the wedding, so people have always attached great importance to the wedding.
The religious culture psychology of marriage also determines the birth of marriage to a certain extent.
In a time when superstition is more prevalent, people try to pass certain rituals to obtain the gods, the blessing and approval of the ancestors. For a long time, the spirit of all things has been around the minds of people, and many things have to pray to the gods to gain the blessing of the gods. The program department should worship and ask examples of ancestors. Until modern times, people still followed the ancient customs, the worship of worship (Zu Ling), the worship of heaven and earth as an indispensable thing, many symbols of auspicious gifts are indispensable in the wedding. There will be some symbolic process of avoiding evil in the wedding, such as the sedan chair and the cave room.