Gujarati weddings are lavish and vibrant events that often begin well before the actual ceremony. Many traditional ceremonies and symbolic rituals take place, aimed at bringing the families and guests closer together.
Garba nights are lively and energetic events full of dancing and merriment. A Gujarati folk dance, Garba is fun and easy to learn and take part in. These nights allow the friends and families of the betrothed to get together in a more relaxed, playful atmosphere.
Delicious Vegetarian Food
Vegetarian based, Gujarati food is known worldwide for its intense, mouthwatering use of spices and flavours. Some popular Gujarati foods include:
Debates About Dresses
Gujarati weddings are full of vibrant colors, with much of that colour coming from the beautiful dresses worn by the bride, bridal party, and guests. The wedding reception is a time to show off your favourite ensembles, but make sure you don’t upstage the bride and avoid wearing red, the traditional colour worn by the bride to be.
Chaas is Replaced by Alcohol
No Gujarati wedding would be complete without Chaas, a tangy, refreshing yoghurt and buttermilk-based drink. Chaas flows in abundance at weddings with many attendees taking part in drinking competitions.
Many of the festivities that take place before, during, and after the wedding are deeply steeped in cultural and symbolic traditions.
Two days before the wedding, the bride, bridal party, and female family members attend the Mehendi Ceremony where intricate henna designs are painted on their hands and feet. While the designs are painted, the women sing traditional folk songs.
Several rituals are performed during the wedding ceremony such as the Jaimala. The bride and groom exchange garlands once whilst the groom is on higher ground then again when they are on equal ground. This is when the couple is formally introduced for the first time.
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