The common Slavic custom for wedding icons is to have a matched pair of Christ and the Mother of God. The icons are blessed some time before the wedding day, then, the bride takes home the icon of the Mother of God, the groom the one of Christ. Before leaving the house on the day of the wedding, the parent(s), if possible, bless their child with the icon. The icons are brought to the church, and are displayed during the marriage service. At the end of the service, the priest blesses the newlyweds with the icons. The icons are taken home by the couple, and are generally hung as a pair facing each other in a corner of their bedroom.
Icons which feature specific patron saints together are known as "family icons", and can feature anything from a pair of saints, through to any number, reflecting an extended family. There is also the custom of an icon of Christ or the Mother of God, with specific saints in full-stature in the left and right borders of the icon. A child's icon will often bear the child's patron in one border, and a guardian angel in the other.