Indian weddings are big business. Not just for the bride and the groom, but for the guest too, who could potentially be invited to up to 5 events!
As an Indian myself, I love Indian weddings. I had the pleasure of going to my best friends wedding a few weeks ago and it just reminded me of all of the nostalgic traditions that we as third generation Britain’s scorn at, but secretly love!
Starting from the first ceremony which is usually the engagement ceremony, the biggest question on everyone’s lips is ….”What are you going to wear?”
There is a lot to think about, starting from the outfit, to the shoes, the bindi, the Indian handbag, the jewellery….will I need a shawl? There is where our fantastic website Avaa which sells everything you need for the wedding event without having to visit lots of different shops to buy all of your accessories. It’s pretty simple actually, decide on the outfit, and within a couple of clicks, you can have your bindi and jewellery delivered to your front door. Leaving you to think about your hair, make-up and nails.
The pre wedding party kicks off the events, which allows the whole family to let their hair down before the actual religious ceremony, which is very often the most serious part of the wedding. Dancing and singing dominate, and the more adventurous aunties have been known to get out their musical instruments and sing along X factor style!
Then the actual wedding day happens and it’s a flurry of activity, everyone in the bride and grooms families will have specific roles, which they are all aware of and take very seriously. Once all of the religious ceremonies are over, which is usually by lunchtime, then of course its time to party. This is where the real fun begins!
The wedding reception is where the bride and groom can really let their hair down. The bride and groom will usually change into their second outfit of the day and get ready to party! Champagne reception, DJ, maybe even a professional dance group, anything goes at an Indian wedding reception, with the emphasis being on the dance moves on the dance floor!
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