Hindu Wedding Arrangements
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Kerala is a land of rich traditions and culture. These traditions reflect in Kerala marriages also. Take a look at the Hindu Wedding arrangements in Kerala.
The marriage proposals comes in different ways, from family and friends, from the marriage brokers, marriage beureaus and now a days, both the bride's and groom's profiles are registered with various matrimonial websites. The families will finalise a proposal considering all aspects like the horoscope match, social status, financial security etc. The preparations for the marriage starts from here.
In many of the families, there will be an engagement ceremony before
marriage. This also differs from family to family. Some of them will
conduct a ring exchange between the prospective bride and groom at the
engagement ceremony. But in some other families, there will be a formal
interchanging of letters between the families. For example, in Nair
community marriages, the NSS Karayogam people from both the sides will
assemble at the bride's house and the parents of both the bride and
groom will exchange letters regarding the time and venue of the
marriage in the presence of the Karayogam officials. A feast will be
conducted there after.
Arranging a wedding is a very big task and should be done with great
care in order to avoid any confusion at the time of marriage. There are
many things to be remembered and done while arranging a marriage. The
Hindu customs put more responsibility on the bride's family. The
following are a list of things to be done for a wedding :
Invitation cards should be printed in advance and all the invitations should be finished atleast before 4-5 days before marriage in order to avoid last minute rushing. A list of invitees has to be prepared and classify them. Some of them should be invited personally, some others can be invited on phone and email after sending out invitation card by post.