10 Strange Wedding Rituals From Around The World

Each country you visit will have a different wedding tradition from yours. Any celebration, most of all, weddings, where ceremonies vary greatly within religion, community and social class, culminates many types of strange rituals. While most weddings are simple affairs involving a small-scale celebration and rituals, with an exchange of vows, some regions practice quite bizarre customs. We have compiled a list of 10 strange wedding rituals found around the world. Crying Ritual of the Tujia People For the Tuija people in China, a celebration of wedding takes place 30 days before the main event. And they prepare for it […]

7 Wedding Bloopers To Watch Out For!

Wedding bloopers are those mistakes you can make when planning the perfect wedding. A wedding event, even though joyful and celebratory, can be a tense affair. But despite all the apprehensions one may have, getting married is actually an easy thing to do. If you have found out the love of your life, then set a date for yourselves and arrange the marriage ceremony, what more could go wrong? Well, there are a lot of things that could go wrong! Wedding bloopers can strike any place, any time! While it may seem as though things are misplaced during your special […]

All About the Vidai Ceremony 

Vidai ceremony is a ceremony native to India. This very special ceremony holds a sentimental place in the hearts of the bride’s family. In Indian marriages, the pre-wedding days are full of activities, friends and family making merry all around. It is a whirlwind of ceremonies, rituals and emotions running high. While on one hand, there is immense joy permeating everyone because of the union of the new couple, there is sweet sorrow on the part of the bride’s family from leaving their daughter to another home. This momentous ceremony is termed as Vidai ceremony, also known as Bidai or Bidaai, […]

What Do The 7 Vows Of Indian Marriage Stand For?

Hindu weddings have a lot of customs and rituals that symbolise a happy married life. The 7 vows exchanged during the wedding ritual represent the seven promises that the bride and groom make to each other. In Hindu weddings, a sacred fire (the symbol of God Agni) is created with wooden sticks and ghee. The couple recites the seven vows around this fire which becomes a witness to the promises. The wedding priest sits beside the fire, chanting Vedic mantras. Amidst this setting, the couple pledges their undying commitment towards each other. The seven vows are also known as Saptapadi  or 7 […]

The Complete Jewellery Set for a Kerala Hindu Wedding

Photo Courtesy – Malabar Gold Kerala is not only famous for its scenic beauty, but also for the gorgeous bridal jewellery at Hindu weddings. Even though the wedding gets over in a blink of an eye (the ritual only involves tying the thaali), the jewellery lasts generations! The most spectacular aspect of a Keralite bride is the bridal jewellery. In simple words, its an onlookers delight. The more you notice the jewellery, the more its grandeur and exquisiteness intimidates you. No matter how modern a bride is, she never hesitates to adorn herself with the complete set of traditional Kerala wedding […]

Legal Assistance in Weddings

Marriages have many legal implications. To legally marry in India is quite a long process for a foreigner. An Non-Resident Indian (NRI), a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or a citizen of another country can either marry through a religious or a civil marriage ceremony. Religious Marriage Ceremonies A religious marriage ceremony is usually a legal marriage in India. However, nowadays, registration of marriage is a legal requirement in most states. Additionally, a formal marriage certificate from the Registrar of Marriages is required for visa and immigration purposes. Since India is a land of many religions and cultures, there are laws, […]

Bollywood-Inspired Hairstyles For Your Wedding Day

A would-be bride might be dreaming to style like Aishwarya Rai or Kareena Kapoor on your D-day. You cannot afford exclusive latest lehenga designs by Bollywood designers or exquisite jewellery as worn by Kareena Kapoor on her D-day. But Bollywood-inspired hairstyles are surely something you can adorn with no additional costs. Indian bridal hairstyles are essentially traditional with braids, puffs, buns and side locks. But hairstyles have undergone great and interesting changes today. And it is the Bollywood divas who are setting the trend looking stylish within tradition. So no wonder, many girls try and recreate the hairstyles of their favourite celebrity. […]

15 Important Things To Complete Before The Wedding Day

The date is set and the wedding day is fast approaching. You are nervous, excited and going about with jitters. It’s almost the moment of reckoning and you are sure you have everything reined in nice and proper. But are you sure? There will always be a thread or two left hanging untouched. Being pretty sure of things is not a good way to step into your wedding day. You have to be absolutely certain that everything is in order. So here is a checklist of 15 important things that you may forget to look into. Treat this as a […]

Lehenga Designs for the Sangeet Day

It’s your wedding eve and all your relatives are waiting in the lawn to celebrate the sangeet. So, what are you wearing to your sangeet? It is the last night you spend as a single girl. So, you have to look gorgeous to celebrate the moment. Also, there will be loud music, crazy singing and dancing.  Your dress of choice must be something comfortable as well as elegant; something that would not hinder you from having a fantastic blast. The ideal choice is always a lehenga. The new-age bride loves to break the stereotypes for her wedding attire – be it […]

Joe Alapatt Wedding

The nuptial of Joe, the scion of the Alapatt family, was the talk of the town. And his beautiful bride, Ann, just upped the ante a notch! We were thrilled to be chosen to create this very special wedding day and reception for the Alapatt couple! Joe and his brother Antony briefed us with precise and specific. Based on these inputs, we created a classy ambience for the young couple. The wedding venue was the Crowne Plaza at Kochi. More than 2000 guests attended the function. The main challenge lay in accommodating such a large gathering, without creating a crush. […]