The Indian culture celebrates marriage as a sacrament that allows two individuals to start their journey in life together. A traditional Indian wedding, also called a ‘Vivaah’, usually lasts an average of three days sometimes even a week! The wedding ceremony is a religious ritual that unites the bride and groom, as well as their families.
A few traditions of Indian weddings:
- Baraat: The groom’s procession escorted by his family and friends where the groom arrives at the entrance of the venue on a horse.
- Jai Mala: This is the exchange of Garlands of the bride and groom that represents their acceptance of one another.
- Kanyadan: This is when the father pours sacred water in his daughter’s hand and places her hand in the groom’s hand, officially giving away his most valuable gift to the groom.
- Mangal Phere: This means the Circling the Sacred Fire; this is when the couple walks around the sacred fire seven times keeping in mind the four aspirations in life.
The attire and décor of Indian weddings are always in vibrant colors and dazzling jewelry. An Indian wedding is known for its beautiful traditions, rich colors, and festive atmosphere. If you need help with wedding décor or services for a wedding, contact Art of the Event at 781.670.9292 or fill out a contact form online!