The Beautiful, Elaborate Indian Weddings
Oh those beautiful elaborate festivities known as Indian weddings…did you
know that they last up to 3 days? And they are every bit colorful and surreal
due to their tradition of extensive costume, decoration and music. They differ
in ritual depending on the religion, Hindu or Sikh, but they are all special and
Indian weddings are extravagant and if you attend them you will really have
the opportunity to savor some amazing food and experience a true celebration
of love packed with music and dance, culture fused with the energy of the
couple and their family brimming. The hospitality is unbelievable, and you can
expect to learn a lot about the country’s culture.
Just a couple of fun rituals are applying turmeric on the faces of the bride and
groom, the hiding of shoes, the application of henna in which the names are
hidden for the groom to find, and the tying together of the bride and grooms
garments when circling a fire.
During what is known as Sangreet the day before the wedding a less formal
party is enjoyed where the two families meet to better get to know each other.
There are other beautiful rituals that are symbolic of the couple’s union, such
as the seven sacred steps they take together, and the hanging of flowers
around each others necks at the altar. The jewelry is breathtaking, decorating
everyone’s’ necks, ears, foreheads, feet, arms, hands…just gorgeous.
Another interesting fact is that the date of the wedding is often calculated by
using the bride and groom’s dates of birth by astrologists so that the planets
are perfectly aligned. The great Guru Sadhguru talks in his vlogs about ‘luck’
and ‘fate’ being very dependent on the planets. This is a very strong belief held
by Indians and therefore comes as no surprise that it should be incorporated in
their wedding day.
We at W-Limo are huge fans of being a part of the merging of cultures and
their celebration in Chicago, and offer to help you find the best suited
limousine for your gorgeous Indian wedding. Our fleet consists of Stretch
Limo’s, SUV and Hummer Limo’s, Vans and Sedans. Our drivers are reliable and
friendly and we hope to be a part of one of the most colorful events in Chicago
on that day.