The current situation of the nation and the world is gruesome. In order to retain your sanity, you need to do things that make you happy, that lift your spirits, be it painting, dancing, or singing. We are especially sorry for the people who were planning their D-Days during these months. We stand with you and we hope things get better but as of now, we have a suggestion. A wedding at home is a new or rather necessary way of doing it. A small intimate wedding in the comfort of your home with people that you are comfortable with, most probably wearing clothes that you have already worn at least once, marrying the love of your life. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? We have thought long and hard and this is the only solution that we could come up with and it isn’t half as bad as it sounds. A wedding at homes means you have your people and you don’t have to fake a smile. It means that you can be your own self with your own people. Moreover, a wedding at home means less expenditure and a cozy environment. We know this isn’t how you would have planned your big day. You wanted designer lehengas and sherwanis. You wanted the hustle and bustle. You wanted the chaos. But this isn’t all bad. Looking at the brighter side, you get to be with your better half, you tie the knot in the midst of a pandemic. You find your small world of joy and happiness and that is more than enough.
Food is the most crucial part of any wedding. In fact, if we are truthful to ourselves, it’s most probably the only reason why most of us go to weddings in the first place. But it’s not the same for all of us. India is a diverse land. India is known for its different cultures and every culture has different food habits so in turn, the food that is searched for desperately in weddings of various cultures is different. Well, the list is never-ending but we will list out our favorite ones for you to choose.
- Odisha: Odisha is a place where people generally use less oil and fewer spices. In Odia weddings, the first thing that is searched after the obvious gupchup is chakuli pitha and mati handi mansa. It is a traditional combination of paper thin dosa and a mutton curry. This heavenly combination originated in Berhampur and has now become a wedding dish that everyone looks ahead to.
- West Bengal: West Bengal is known for its love for fish. Hilsa fish curry is a must in any Bengali wedding. The curry is made using nigella seeds and chili to balance out the pungent smell of the fish. It is one of the staple foods of Bengal. But Bengalis aren’t all about their fish. The aam pora shorbot which is generally served as a welcome drink made from chilled water burnt raw mangoes and sugar.
- Rajasthan: Daal baati churma is a combination of spicy daal, sweet churma and dipped in ghee baati giving thois dish all the love and attention it deserves. There is a reason why this appetite satiating dish is our personal favorite. Rajasthan’s Malai Ghewar is known across the country and in many other parts of the world. This delectable dish can take anyone on a joyous ride. The malai spread all over the honeycomb looking ghewar gives the sweet dish its appetizing taste.
- Punjab: Punjabis are known for their rich and spicy food. Yet a must-have in Punjabi weddings is Lassi. Lassi for Punjabis is like nectar for a fly. The refreshing drink is made from a blend of yogurt and spices with a blob of butter on top making the drink irresistible. The sarson ka saag alongside makke ki roti is a divine combination that is worth your time. A Punjabi wedding is incomplete without it.
- Tamil Nadu: Tamil marriages have a typical vegetarian menu full of scrumptious and sumptuous meals. It is a popular belief that a menu full of vegetarian items only seems so incomplete. A must-have in any Tamilian wedding is Paruppu which is a simple dal made with a generous amount of nei which is ghee.
Think about how beautiful and aesthetic museums look. It is not just because of the antiquity and the history that it holds, it’s also because of how color coordinated it is. Certain colors depict certain emotions. For instance yellow is the color of positivity. In the very same way, red the color is auspiciousness, valor, and something hallowed. Colors play an important role in everyone’s life. Coming to weddings, if we take into consideration a typical Indian wedding, the first thing that comes to our mind after free food is how colorful it is.
It is customary for the bride to look her best but as the trend suggests now, everybody present at the wedding has to look their best. It’s almost a fashion now that all weddings will be themed be it ethnic or funky or retro. Weddings which are ethnic-themed see that all people present are dressed in traditional Indian clothes with intricately detailed jewelry heavier than their clothes with pathani suits and gorgeous chiffon saris. Funky themed is all about the jeans and half saris, dhotis with formal shirts and shades at night. Retro is well retro. Eyeliners with wings so long eagles would shy away and oversized shirts are the way to do it.
Co-ordinated wedding costumes are the new way to do it. It makes everything look perfect like everything fits together like it’s meant to be. It gives a sense of uniformity and not to mention the fun and thrill of helping each other choose clothes especially the men because let’s state the obvious they can’t choose clothes for themselves even if their lives depended on it. Wedding costumes are apparently and definitely the new way to do it.