Invited To A Traditional Indian Wedding? How To Prepare For The Joyous Experience


With summer fast approaching, it's time to prepare for the wedding season to get into full swing. If you've been invited to your first traditional Indian wedding, you'll need to prepare yourself. Indian weddings are more than a ceremony; they're an event. Here are some tips that will help you enjoy the experience.

Read Your Invitation Carefully

If you've been invited to an Indian wedding, be sure to read the invitation carefully. You'll want to make sure you know which days you've been invited to. You see, Indian weddings usually take place over a three-day period. You may be invited one, two, or all three of the days. The first day will involve Ganesh Pooja, which usually involves just the couple, their wedding party, and a few close family and friends. The second day will include the Mendhi ceremony. This day usually includes the bride, her bridal party, and her close female friends and family. During the ceremony, the bride and her female participants will have decorative henna patterns placed on their hands and feet. On the third day of the celebration, the couple will exchange their vows. Most guests will receive an invitation for this day.

Go With Bold Colors

If you've never been to an Indian wedding, you may be planning to wear pale colors. However, that's not the approach you should take when planning your wedding attire. Instead, you'll want to go with bold colors, especially bright reds and golds. Traditional Indian weddings are rich in vibrant colors, including the clothing worn by the couple, their attendants, and their guests.

Enjoy the Many Rituals

If you've been invited to the wedding ceremony, be prepared to enjoy the many rituals involved.

The Arrival of the Groom

The first wedding day ritual you'll enjoy is the groom's procession, or the baraat. During this ritual, the groom will arrive on a white horse that's been ornately decorated. Once the groom arrives, the couple will be adorned with beautiful flower garlands that they'll wear throughout the remainder of the wedding.

The Holy Fire Ritual

During this portion of the ceremony, the priest will light the Agni, or holy fire. Once the fire has been lit, the couple will make their way around the flame seven times, with a sacred vow being offered after each rotation.

The Ring Ceremony

The ring ceremony will be the final ritual of the wedding. The ring ceremony is intended to show celebrate the devotion shared by the couple.

To learn more, visit Indian matrimonial websites.


3 May 2019

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