Marriage is between a man and a woman; it is a sexual relationship (性的) of which the society approves and it is a unification of wealth. Marriage is not just the unification of two people on the surface but is also the social unification of two families.

    Depending on society's characteristics, there are two types of unification that it values more than the other. In a society where an individual's unification is encouraged, the individual's desire for a marriage takes precedence while at the same time the two individual's will manage a separate branching family line.

    In this kind of society, marriage is not necessarily important and the ceremony is comparatively simple.

    On the other side, in a society where families take more importance, the desires of the two people to be married does not take precedence; rather, it is the will of the families that strongly influences the marriage. After the marriage, the united family will create a different lineage. In this type of society, only through formality and rite can the marriage earn its approval. In particular this was true for the way in which the Sadaebuga managed marriages. They followed the Joseon Dynasty nobility's strict code for ancestors and parents. They believed that two families' union was also of great importance to the ancestors.

    Marriage is only one aspect in the Rites of Passage (通過儀禮). Rites of Passage are the processes that mark a human being's beginning his or her lifetime experiencing birth, coming-of-age, death and funeral, and things like wanting the approval of a certain social status and acknowledgement. Couples become adults in marriage and will accompany one another for a lifetime. This is the Sovereignty Ceremony (大禮), which is also called a Rite of Passage.

    Marriage can mean, in view of the consultation, a wedding as just a Sovereignty Ceremony, or in light of enlightenment, it begins as both families beginning the discussion of marriage talks and including the related actions such asUihon, Dearye, Hurye.