Behind The Tradition:: 'You May Kiss the Bride'* ::
Why does a wedding ceremony end with a kiss?
A kiss way long believed to be the mediun for the exchange of spirits, where a part of the bride's soul joined the groom's soul, and vice versa,truly uniting the couple as one. in some cultures, a kiss literally seals the wedding contract, while in others a kiss is not required. Most people just think of it as an expression of love.
*Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette