An Indian wedding is a grand occasion, very colorful and very lavish with a lot of pomp and show. The festivities of the Indian Wedding begin at least a week in advance. The guests, the get together, the music and dance all are a part of this event.It is one of the most crucial events in the life of every Indian mother, father, daughter, son, brother or sister etc. The word ‘Indian Wedding’ carries a whole baggage of an entire fortune which people long to spend.It starts with the hunt for the perfect match followed by celebrations, lasting at least for a week, before marriage.

An Indian wedding is almost like a festival, the festivities and celebrations all around, create an aura of joy and excitement. In such an environment, one’s happiness knows no bounds.Elaborate preparations are made in the terms food, fun, floral decoration etc.The bride and bridegroom are adorned with the most precious jewels and attire.Not only the pomp and show but the whole environment at an Indian wedding is bright, colorful and grand.It is a custom for the bridegroom’s family, relatives and friends to reach the bride’s house in a procession, accompanied by a band, with the groom, riding a mare, dressed like a prince.

The bride is then brought forward, surrounded by her friends and relatives, for exchanging garlands with the groom. After this, the bride and the groom are seated on a raised platform, on throne like chairs.All the guests then come turn wise to give their good wishes and wedding gifts. The most important part of the wedding is the taking of vows by the bride and the groom, who go around the fire seven times, amidst chanting of mantras by the priests. When the religious ceremony is over, the bride and the groom are pronounced husband and wife.

The rituals and ceremonies are religious in nature and they bind not only two people but also two families.However, they vary from religion to religion, place to place and are inextricably linked with heavy expenditure. Sometimes, people spend their entire fortunes on an Indian wedding and this can decide their fate because many a family becomes bankrupt and the worst part is that even after spending their life’s earnings, on the pomp and show, the couple’s happiness, after marriage, is not ensured.

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