Vivah-Shadi, an Indian matrimony website, will be glad to tell you more about Indian Wedding Ceremony.
Whenever you listen about Indian wedding ceremonies, you will always find lot of entertainment, fan fare and joy ful rituals.
Indian weddings lasts for days and even weeks. The preparations and functions starts even 10 days before marraige.
Many rituals and ceremonies will be seen in Indian weddings.
Some of them are :
Engagement : In this ceremony, the couple will exchange wedding rings. The couple welcome each other with garlands and sweets are exchanged between the two families.
Mehndi : This ceremony will be seen in bride's family.The bride and close female members of her family have henna painted on their hands and feet while the rest of the family celebrate with songs.
Sangeet : Here both the marrying persons will have functions in theor respective homes where families and relatives will sing songs, drink, dance and enjoy.
Wedding Ceremony:The majority of the wedding ceremony will take place in a Mandap (the four-pole canopy at centre stage). The sacred fire in the Mandap symbolises not only the illumination of the mind, knowledge and happiness but is also a clean and pure witness to the ceremony as it progresses.
Reception: This function is organized by groom's family and family and relatives of bride are invited. This is to show happiness and joyfully accepting the bride.