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Twists in Indian Wedding Traditions Over Time

11-Dec-2019   Author :   Category : Weddings

For long, long-time weddings in India have been a somber practice. They are huge celebrations involving every person the bride and groom know. But who says tradition has to be cliched? Thankfully, the bride of today and the groom for that matter have changed the game. And we can’t help but cheer the men and women who are altering norms and bringing in a personal touch to the event. 

Here are the ways the millennial couples are changing an age-old tradition of wedding:


1.Maiden vs Married Name

In India, it is common for a wife to change her last name to that of her husband. The vast majority of married women in India still follow that tradition. But there are men who are taking their wife's surname upon marriage. It is still not considered to be the traditional approach but it should be fairly common in our society.

2. Attire Color

Red! Yes, that's the color that is synonymous (almost) to bridal lehengas. But Gone are the days when brides used to opt traditional red lehenga for her big day. Brides are now ditching the ‘trend’ and are walking the aisle in unconventional colors. They are getting more adventurous and experimental trying out different colors for their wedding day. Shades of lilac, light pink, peach, nude are the talk of the town.


3.Pre- Wedding Shoot

 There was a time when before the wedding the only shoot which took place was of engagement ceremonies that too was not done formally by a professional photographer. Well, pre-wedding photography is quite a new trend. Pre-wedding shoot gives the couple a privilege to know each other in a better way. A pre-wedding shoot is kind of mandatory shoot these days, how can one ignore the fun it has in itself It allows the couple to wear nice outfits, picking their favorite poses and locations.


4.Eco-Friendly Wedding

Indian Weddings neither go out of fashion nor out of the discussion. Wedding trends are always the talk of the town, and although new trends come up now and then, there are only a few that have the potential to go a long way. But the one trend that is making a huge impact is an eco-friendly wedding. People are inculcating Reusable Wedding Signage, Chairs Made From Wood, digital invitations, plant saplings as a return gift and much more.

5.Destination Wedding

A destination wedding is a wedding held in a setting away from your hometown. The interest in India as a wedding destination has evolved over the years as more and more millennials are opting for a destination wedding. Destination weddings embellish the most special occasion of a person's life with charm and an incredible magnificence. The Palaces of Udaipur, Jaipur and the beaches of Goa, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar makes a great destination for a wedding in India.



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