timc magazine

Big-fat-Indian weddings are great but it’s high time we take inspiration from the west!

by Unik Dhandhi, Friday, February 02, 2018

There is no celebration as grand as a big-fat-Indian wedding, neither in India nor anywhere in the world. While the west follows a precise and single-ceremony wedding ritual, Indians love to show off their wealth and affection for the bride and groom by organizing a complete week of traditional ceremonies and celebrations.

Good meets better for the best!

Indians love their culture and so do I but it is high time that we take some inspiration from the western culture. From three-day wedding ceremony to unnecessary jewelry shopping, Indians have an exhausting way of getting married.


Well! Here are some things which Indians should learn from the western tradition of getting married:

Very own vows


In India before arranging for anything else, we book a Pandit for reciting the traditional prayer of marriage (We have a prayer for everything even for buying cars) and same-old traditional vows to the bride and groom. Boring! While in the western culture, bride and groom are free to recite their very own vows before getting married. Isn't it much better and relevant? I think it is.

Bride and Groom splits the expense


First of all, in the western culture there is only one wedding ceremony/reception and marry without much tantrums. Indians have a long list of rituals to do before the final ceremony which consists of three consecutive days of ceremony. In most of the cases in an Indian wedding, the bride's family is the one to pay for all the expenses. Isn't this Indian custom partial? I think the bride and groom should split the expenses equally, like in the western culture.

Anti-Dowry


We all know about the dirty-concept of dowry system which was being followed by the Indian traditions but it is dead or is it? Maybe not completely but it should be for the sake of gender equality. We should surely learn this from the western culture as there is no dowry-system or give-&-take in their marriages.

No PDA


Public display of affection is a taboo in India. It is like Indian's kryptonite. But isn't marriage about two people who are in love with each other and decide to accompany each other till the end? Then why are people so concerned about PDA? Learn to love from the West folks! The unbelievably romantic ritual of kissing the bride must also be followed here.


The above listed Western wedding rituals are some of many things which Indians should learn from the West. Stay tuned for more lifestyle related updates.


ALSO READ: Ideologies of Ex U.S President Barack Hussein Obama II

Newsletter

We do not spam our users

  • - Health & Lifestyle -

    8 Native dishes to try for experiencing the true Indian cuisine

    15th of August or Independence Day is of great sentimental and historic value for the citizens of India. Nation of colors and festivals, India marks its Independence on 15th of August which is recorde..

    READ MORE
  • - E-News -

    Here's everything to know about Salman Khan's most controversial reality show Bigg Boss 12!

    India’s most controversial reality show Bigg Boss is the most popular show of Indian Television, owing to its format, content and host superstar Salman Khan. Bigg Boss 12 is soon going on air with a..

    READ MORE
  • - E-News -

    Priyanka receives beau Nick Jonas & family at airport for their engagement party!

    According to latest updates, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' engagement party is confirmed on this Saturday. The American singer arrived at Mumbai airport on Friday night with his family. Interestingl..

    READ MORE
  • - E-News -

    Gold and Satyamev Jayate's net Independence Day collection is worth bragging out!

    On 15th of August, Akshay Kumar's most anticipated movie Gold and john Abraham's patriotic project Satyamev Jayate released. Both the movies had strong ethical scripts and a patriotic message embedded..

    READ MORE
Top