If you’ve never been to an India wedding, it’s something you must experience at least once in your lifetime. With upward of 30 distinct cultures within the Indian continent, no two Indian weddings will be the same.
However, there are a few key characteristics of an Asian wedding which include beautiful and boldly coloured outfits, amazing food, and lots of dancing!
Below are some of the highlights of an Asian Wedding.
Multi-Day Wedding Ceremony
Indian weddings are typically quite elaborate and spread across three days with a variety of important ceremonies and rituals which finish with the wedding ceremony and reception on the final day.
Lots of Outfit Changes
Indian weddings are like a huge fashion show with the bride, groom, family, wedding party & guests all dressed to the hilt! One thing you can count on is multiple stunning outfits to be worn by the bride and groom over the course of the 3-day wedding ceremony.
A Grand Entrance for the Groom
The groom gets his own processional, or baraat, to make his initial appearance in the Hindu wedding ceremony. He usually rides up with a fancy car, a beautifully adorned horse, or an elephant painted with Indian designs. The groom is also elegantly dressed in fancy India wedding attire.
The Bride’s Big Reveal
The bridesmaids, flower girl, and ring bearer all journey down the aisle while the bride prepares for her grand reveal. During the processional, she will often be escorted by her oldest male relative to be given away.
A Massive Feast
Indian weddings are famous for having amazing feasts with Asian-Inspired Wedding Menus that typically include regional and traditional dishes from where the family is from. Having the best Indian food is one of the most important parts of an Indian wedding and one that all guests look forward to.
Dance ‘Til You Drop
Oftentimes, especially at Punjabi weddings, there’s an elevated theatrical aspect to an Indian reception with lots of dancing a merriment set to Bollywood music.
Indian weddings require a lot of preparation and planning. For this reason, if you are getting married in London, hiring professional Asian wedding services in London to help you plan the wedding can make the process so much easier. They can help find the best Asian wedding caterers in London, Wedding photographers, and DJ’s.
Bharat Gangaram is a trusted name in the industry and among the best luxury Asian Wedding Caterers in London. We have the best wedding menu ideas to help you create a wedding reception menu that will thoroughly impress all your wedding guests!