Tag Archives: Indian Wedding Ceremony

MatrimonialsIndia.Com – Blogs Release March 2012

3 Apr

How To Shape Up Before The D-Day
So your wedding date is set and your extra kilos are causing sleepless nights? Are you having pre-wedding blues about how fit you will look on this special day of your life? Well, wedding is once in a lifetime experience and surely, you do not want to experience it with your out of shape body [...]

Cold Feet Before Marriage? Know Some Simple Ways To Calm Yourself
As the day of the nuptials fast approaches, it is very common for the brides and grooms to feel jittery and nervous. This is an indication of the age old condition called Cold feet. Remind yourself that what you are feeling is quite normal and everyone has gone through it at the time of their marriage [...]

How To Maintain A Balance Between Money And Marriage
Marriage is the most exciting thing one can experience in his/her life. It simply means sharing your entire life with someone you love. Finance is the most important aspect in this sharing relationship [...]

The Elegant Ceremonies Of Kshatriya Matrimony
The Kshatriya matrimony has many elaborate rituals and events that have a deep rooted meaning and significance. Like all other marriages this wedding also starts off with an engagement [...]

Matrimony In India Redefined By The Internet
Marriages are made in heaven, so the saying goes. Earlier, parents and elders used to search for marriage proposals for their children. The children were kept out of the picture and after all proceedings are prepared, they were informed of the “decision” [...]

Some Effective Tips For Husbands To Be
Marriage is the most awaited occasion in one’s life. It is the celebration of two souls coming together and getting united to be inseparable for the rest of their lives. It is often seen that brides to be are very nervous before the D-day. But this fact is undeniable that the grooms to-be are more anxious than the brides [...]

Sindhi Weddings – Blend Of Elegance And Traditions
India is an amalgamation of cultures. Each community in India has its own traditions and formalities that make it distinct. The Sindhi people are one such prominent community in India. The marriage ceremonies in the Sindhi culture are beautiful and meaningful [...]

MatrimonialsIndia.Com – Blogs Release January 2012

4 Feb

Buddhist Wedding: A Union of Simplicity and Elegance
Weddings are a time of joy and happiness. Two people and their families come together as one and take a step towards a bright, promising future. Weddings bring to mind a colorful, loud and bright picture. The music, the well adorned halls, the merry guests, the lavish feasts, the bright lights and in the center of it all, the significant and meaningful wedding rituals.[...]

Revive Your Marriage With Marriage Counseling
Marriage celebrates coming together of two individuals who take a step into a new world filled with promises, dreams and hopes. Somewhere down the road, the couple loses sight of these and starts to feel strain and pressure. To survive this tumult in the relationship, they either rely on their own mental strength or in some cases; the help of an experienced professional often helps put ideas back into perspective.[...]

How To Find The Right Wedding Caterer?
Indian Marriages are all about rituals, dance, music, and… food! Yes, it is true. Our weddings are incomplete without scrumptious delicacies. Be it a South Indian Wedding Party or a Wedding Bash taking place somewhere in North India- a mouth watering menu is a must. Thus, professional Food Caterers are hired to take care of the food and beverages needs of the wedding celebration.[...]

The Joyful Ritual Of Sangeet
Any celebration is incomplete without dancing and singing. In Indian wedding ceremonies as well, dancing and singing from a part of the entire celebration and rituals. No matter in which region or culture the wedding takes place, there has to be some dancing before the auspicious wedding night. Beats Of The Sangeet Ceremony In India,[...]

Manipuri Wedding – A Traditional Event Filled With Color, Joy & Love
The love the Manpuris have for their culture is inevitable as they are known for their vibrant personalities and pleasant aura. All the traditions and customs of the tribes of Manipur are associated with color and grandeur. Same is associated with the Manipuri Wedding as well.[...]

Nothing Like A Punjabi Wedding!
The Punjabis, known for their laughter, liveliness and of course, the bhangra, know how to pull every stop when it comes to celebrating. And what can be a better occasion to celebrate than a family wedding? Traditional Punjabi marriage is splendid occasion of celebration with of plentiful fun & frolic and several interesting rituals.[...]

Pros And Cons Of Matrimonial Sites
There would hardly be anyone who has not thought about or made plans for his/her dream-come-true day. Yes, we’re talking about wedding day here. Wedding is, undoubtedly, an auspicious occasion that comes along with happiness and starts a new phase of life for both bride and groom; the happiness that lasts forever and the phase[...]

Wedding Nail Art: The Latest Trend For Brides!
From the vibrant to the most elegant ones, from the colorful to the most decent ones, from the sparkling to the simplest ones, there is an extensive collection of wedding nail art ideas which a bride-to-be can actually choose from. Let The Floral Acrylics Bloom! Acrylic flowers are the trendiest wedding nail art idea these[...]

Nothing Like A Punjabi Wedding!

24 Jan

The Punjabis, known for their laughter, liveliness and of course, the bhangra, know how to pull every stop when it comes to celebrating. And what can be a better occasion to celebrate than a family wedding? Traditional Punjabi marriage is splendid occasion of celebration with of plentiful fun & frolic and several interesting rituals.

Rituals At The Bride’s Home-

  • Chuda
    Chuda refers to a set of red and cream ivory bangles. A havan is conducted by the pandit to commemorate this ritual. People touch the chuda, worn by the girl, and give their warmest wishes to her.
  • Vatna
    Vatna involves applying the paste made from turmeric powder and mustard oil. Vatna is applied all over the girl’s body by her friends and relatives. This is done to make the girl look beautiful on her wedding day.

Rituals At The Groom’s Home-

  • Sehrabandi
    After the groom gets dressed up in his wedding clothes, a pooja is performed. Thereafter, the groom’s father ties the “sehra” on the groom’s head.
  • Ghodi Chadna
    The groom’s sister-in-law lines the eyes of the boy with surma. Thereafter, the groom’s sisters feed and decorate his mare. The boy finally climbs the horse and leaves his home for the wedding venue.

Rituals At The Marriage Venue

  • Varmala
    Varmala begins the marriage rituals and involves the exchange of garlands between the bride and groom. During this time, the bride’s sisters, in fun and frolic, steal the groom’s shoes. It is a fun tradition, in which the girls charge an amount of money in return for the shoes.
  • Phere
    The bride and groom take seven rounds around the sacred fire, while the pandit recites the religious mantras. The couple promises to be committed with each other on the name of god.

Like any other Indian wedding ceremony, Punjabi wedding is also ritualistic. Punjabi weddings are full of grandeur and are celebrated with great pomp and show from the start to the end.

The Joyful Ritual Of Sangeet

17 Jan

Any celebration is incomplete without dancing and singing. In Indian wedding ceremonies as well, dancing and singing from a part of the entire celebration and rituals. No matter in which region or culture the wedding takes place, there has to be some dancing before the auspicious wedding night.

Beats Of The Sangeet Ceremony
In India, especially in northern parts, Sangeet ceremony forms a formal part of the traditional wedding. On the day of Sangeet, the family members from both sides meet each other, and sing and dance. Generally, they dance on the beats of dholak. Many a times, it becomes a ladies-only affair where men are strictly not allowed while young and elderly women have all the fun!

An Ice-Breaking Occasion
It allows both the families to know one another. It performs the much needed job of breaking the ice between the two families, who are anxious about how the other side will react on their preparation. While dancing and singing together, many light jokes are shared which make the atmosphere lively. Arrangements of light snacks and drinks is also done.

Though it is mostly a ritual of the north Indian weddings but the popularity of the Sangeet Ceremony has spread over different regions of India, be it east, west or even south. It has become popular because the merriment and joyful ribbing makes for an unforgettable experience. Indian movies also include this ceremony as a much demanded part of the wedding ceremony shown. With theme, it also has been modernized. Now, Sangeet ceremonies are arranged with hi-fi music systems and according to specific themes where people dress according to the theme.

It is a ceremony where people of all age can enjoy together, so, with time it is obvious that the Sangeet ceremony will cross all boundaries and will unite people into an auspicious thread of joy and celebration.

MatrimonialsIndia.Com – Blogs Release May 2011

1 Jun

Special Moments In Indian Wedding Ceremonies

The first thought about a Big Fat Indian wedding that strikes our mind is a grand gala affair celebrated with full fun and grandeur. Indian weddings are an elaborate affair and include many interesting rituals and ceremonies that brighten up the whole atmosphere. You must be aware of pre-wedding ceremonies i.e. the Mehndi and Haldi ceremony[...]

Indian Wedding Barat: A Grand Affair

Weddings in India are known for being magnificent and the Wedding Procession or ‘Barat’ is the highlight of these beautiful events. Showcasing the joy of the Groom’s family, the ‘Barat’ consists of many different elements that are almost as majestic as the wedding itself. The variation existing in the diverse cultures of India is reflected at times in the ‘Baraat’ ceremonies[...]

Getting Engaged – Tackle the First 3 Steps of Wedding Planning

Unfortunately for the women at the time of their wedding are very nervous and are full of anxiety. After you are done with your engagement it is time to set a date and announce it to your family, friends, and relatives. And, do believe! It will be a cracking news. The below listed are the three crucial steps which one should need to implement for planning a wedding[...]

Tips for Couples to Save Before Marriage

Every new couple hopes to have the unique ideal marriage ceremony in which they are surrounded by their close spouse, close friends, relatives. They also want each and everything to go just as they have planned. One of the key causes of stress and troubles connected with planning a wedding is the huge amount of money which is used in weddings[...]

5 Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers and Décor

Wedding is one of the grand occasions of your life. But it is grand in its nature and also in terms of the expenditure involved. Still, it is possible to plan an awesome and stylish wedding event while saving your costs along the way. This write-up contains five smart steps through which you can easily cut down the wedding expenses to a reasonable extent while making[...]

10 Common Wedding Reception Mistakes

Wedding Day is the most special and memorable day in any individual’s life. Not only the wedding day; all the functions before and after the ceremony hold a special place in the memories for the times to come. It is the day when you have the time to actually meet your friends and relatives as the wedding day is very hectic for the bride and groom might[...]

Wedding Day DOs and DONTs

The Wedding Day is the most special event in anybody’s life as it can change a person’s life forever. Keeping in mind the significance attached to this day all the preparations should me made well in advance so that no mishaps occur on the grand day. Here are some tips on what should be done and what should not be done on the wedding day so that you can enjoy to the fullest[...]

Church Wedding Decoration Ideas

Wedding is one of the most cherished events of anyone’s life. Planning a wedding sometimes and especially of the decoration, looks like a task of excitement and sometimes of anxiety or tension. A good option is to hire a professional person for your help and share your ideas & needs with them to work out together for making your wedding day exceptional[...]

Inter Caste Marriages A Changing Scenario

Inter caste marriages are known to break the barriers. Times have changed and so have the people! To marry a person in India belonging to a different caste or religion is no more a matter of life and death anymore. An Inter Caste Marriage as the name suggests, is a union between the people of two different castes. Here people get married with or without changing their caste or religion[...]

Special Moments In Indian Wedding Ceremonies

3 May

The first thought about a Big Fat Indian wedding that strikes our mind is a grand gala affair celebrated with full fun and grandeur. Indian weddings are an elaborate affair and include many interesting rituals and ceremonies that brighten up the whole atmosphere. You must be aware of pre-wedding ceremonies i.e. the Mehndi and Haldi ceremony, but, there are other special moments that pertain to the traditional Indian wedding and add up to the fun quotient.  Take a sneak peak at them…

Arrival of Baarat
Baarat is actually a procession comprising the groom’s family and his friends who dance to the tune of music played by the band members till the time they reach the wedding venue. Once, they reach the venue, the family members and friends of the groom are given a grand welcome by the bride’s family. But, they are allowed to enter the venue only when the groom pays a token of cash to the bride’s sisters who throng at the entrance of the venue.

Varmala
Varmala or Jai Mala is one of most important rituals at the Indian wedding. But, what exactly is a Varmala? It is actually a garland made using fresh flowers. Both the bride and the groom put the Varmala around each other’s neck. Mostly, the bride and the groom’s friends or relatives respectively lift them up to make it difficult for the other one to put the Varmala around him/her. It brings an element of enjoyment at the wedding and makes everybody smile.

Shoe Stealing Ceremony
As soon as the groom removes his shoes to sit into the mandap for the “saat pheras”, the bride’s sisters who are waiting for this opportunity, steal his shoes. In return for the same, the groom pays certain amount of cash that the bride’s sisters demand.

Post – Wedding Games
Once the bride and the groom reach home after tying that nuptial knot, they play certain games arranged by the groom’s family members. Out of all, the most popular is one whereby the bride and the groom are asked to put their engagement rings in a large bowl of milk. Then, they search for their rings in that bowl and the person who finds it first is deemed to have an upper hand in their future life.

These are only few, there are various other such ceremonies that take place during the wedding procession. All these special wedding ceremonies make the event truly memorable and a long lasting experience. Actually, it is these traditional rituals and ceremonies that make the Indian weddings stand out from the rest.

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