Goa has received a great deal of western influences. Due to the presence of Portuguese for many decades, it has brought a lot of additional cultures to Goa. One will find Hindu as well as Catholics residing in Goa. And one can see a great deal of influences of the Portuguese on every ceremony of Goa. Even Hindu ceremonies are to a great extent is affected by western tradition. But as far as the wedding ceremonies are concerned, the Hindu ceremony follows the Vedic culture and the Catholic marriages follow the western culture. The Hindu marriages in Goa are celebrated according to the norms of Veda. First of all, the horoscope of the bride and groom are matched. If the horoscopes get matched, then the permission of the family-deity of the groom is taken. With the permission, the marriage ceremony begins. And one of the marriage law of Goa demands civil registration of marriage. When the civil registration is done, the wedding can be accomplished by the priest only. Otherwise the marriage does not get legal sanction. The catholic wedding in Goa Matrimony involves many steps like matchmaking, utor, Engagement, Civil registration, Chuddo, Ross and Bann. All the steps are observed in order to follow the traditional matrimony. Civil registration is the vital step which requires parents and two witnesses to be present in front of the civil registrar. Bann is also another important function of the catholic marriage in Goa where for several days the bann is read. And the public objection is invited if there occurs any objection for the couple's union. Both in Hindu and catholic marriages in Goa, the civil registration takes a vital role. And everyone has to follow this law to legalize their marriage.