In Hindu Philosophy Vivah (Marriage) is one of the 16 Sanskara (teachings) on an Individual. It is performed in order to repay the debt of God & Fore fathers.
Marriage brings two families together. It is a serious commitment of a man & a woman towards each others towards the well being of their own selves and family. Husband & wife form the wheels of the Chariot of their life, which need to move in the same direction & at the same speed.