What is an Altar?

An altar is traditionally a structure that religious prayer offerings or sacrifices are made.

Today, in a modern wedding sense, they are usually the focal point of the marriage ceremony.

Most times the altar is provided by the venue and is covered with a decorative tablecloth.

Alternatively, you may opt to bring in your own tablecloth.

This table comes alive as a wedding altar once the ceremonial supplies or sacred items have been placed onto it.

Key Points

  • The altar is a significant physical structure as it is where the couple exchanges their vows when getting married.
  • Altars can include everything from candles, sand, stones, planters, seeds, crystals, and other meaningful items belonging to the bridal couple.


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