Indian Wedding

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Indian weddings are vibrant, intricately planned, culture-rich festivities full of celebration and tradition. From traditional food to attires to rituals, you get to savor everything in the Indian wedding extravaganza.
The plethora of rituals make Indian weddings quite special. Right from applying turmeric on the faces of the bride and bridegroom to the hiding of shoes of the groom by the bride’s sister/s, there are an endless number of interesting and unique rituals and traditions in an Indian wedding that you are likely to enjoy wholeheartedly.

Here, we will brief the aspects of Indian Weddings in short as:

  • Interesting rituals and traditions
  • Cultural Bank
  • An endless food fare
  • Variety of colors
  • Impromptu events
  • Longer celebrations
  • Local experience

Marriages in India are a grand affair and they are held uniquely in different regions and states. Be it north, south, east, or west all the weddings in India are celebrated with great gusto and fervor. 

Traditions in Indian weddings:

Indian weddings are known for their notable and unique characteristics from colorful attire to traditional customs.

Indian weddings are bright, colorful parties that typically last for three Days. The myriad of traditions and rituals that make up a Hindu wedding not only brings the families of the bride and groom closer together but also ensures that no one leaves the festivities without having a good time. 

  • Misri-  Traditionally, the groom’s parents present the bride with a basket of gifts and misri (rock sugar), representative of sweetness in the future.
  • Sangeet Party- The celebration consists of the families of the bride and groom getting together for song and dance.
  • Mehendi- Only women attend this event, the Mehendi designs signify a deep bond between the husband and wife.
  • Haldi Ceremony- The mixture of turmeric(Haldi), water, and oil is believed to play a role in blessing the couple and in moisturizing and calming their skin before the wedding.
  • Mandap-   A four-pillared canopy under which the wedding takes place, It is customary to be decorated with bright colors.
  • Laja Homa-  A ceremony of “pouring the puffed rice into the fire”, done for husband’s long life and for the proliferation of their family. 
  • Mangalsutra- The groom ties the necklace with three knots to signify a strong bonding for 100 years.

Attire

The most memorable part of an Indian wedding is witnessing the beauty and elegance of the Bride on her special day. 

With all the glitz and glamour going on around her, the Bride maintains to be the central focal point of the wedding day. The Bridal Saree or Lehengha is ornamented with embroidery and intricate designs, making for an eye-catching and exquisite piece of work. 

Various regions in India require the Bride to wear certain jewelry or wrap her saree in a specific manner. It is common for the Bride’s to place Bindi’s, circular red and/or white stickers, above the eyebrows.

However, the area between the eyebrows remains empty until the ceremony; the Groom places Sindhoor, red vermillion, here during the wedding ceremony.

Besides her outfit and jewelry, the Bride has her hands and feet decorated in Mehendi, completing a head-to-toe transformation for her wedding day.

Indian weddings are fun and involved from start to finish. So put on your best gold jewelry and have a wonderful time! And don’t forget, if you’re having an Indian wedding, visit these sites for a perfect way to keep your guests engaged and informed during the ceremony.

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