Hindu Wedding Arrangements
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Shopping for Jewellery and Clothes
Shopping for Jewellery has to be done at a proper time when the Gold
prices are at a minimum. But this is not always possible, since many
marriages are fixed with only very less time in between the marriage
fixing and the marriage. So the ornaments can be bought from a named jeweller. It is always better to buy 91.6 BIS Hallmarked jewellery for
high re-sale value. Wedding Saree and other clothes needed for the bride
can be purchased from good textiles and garments shop.
A good beautician must be arranged for the bridal make-up. A beautician
can make a bride look very good on the wedding day with proper make-up.
Mehendi is a custom in Hindu marriages also. Good Mehendi designs can be
put by the beautician who are specially trained for that.
Bride should be ready before time for marriage. The elders should be
given 'Dakshina'. The groom's side has to bring the wedding garlands to
be exchanged during the ceremony.
After the bride and groom are welcomed and made to sit in the mandapam,
Dakshina will be given to the parents from both sides by the bride and
the groom. Then when the muhurtham arrives 'Thalikttu' should be
performed. The garlands are exchanged by the bride and groom. The girl's
father does the 'Kanyadanam' after the groom gives the 'Manthrakodi' to
the bride. The bride and the groom will be given Milk and Banana by the
bride's mother and relatives.
'Adukkala Kanal' is a custom among Hindus. The Bride's mother and some
relatives will go to the Groom's house with sweets and savourites. The
custom is to see her daughter's new house and the environment. At some
places, the groom's family will present the people from the bride's home
who came to their home with some clothes. The newly wed couple would be
bought to the bride's home after 2-3 days after marriage.