Matches are made in heaven. How true is that? Well, there is no way to prove the statement’s veracity. Similarly, several such misconceptions that drive most Indian weddings. At any big fat Indian wedding, you are sure to find bright lights, decorations, loud music, glittering sherwanis and lehengas. And not to forget how the delectable food, right from starters to the main course, set the mood of the wedding celebration.
Let’s take a look at some of the wedding misconceptions that exist in society:
A knife a day keeps the evil away
The bride is asked to keep a sharp object with her always, from the engagement until the date of marriage, to keep evil at bay. The practise dates back to medieval times and is still followed in many parts of the country. Whether the evil spirits are warded off or not by keeping a knife is an answer no one can know for sure.
In Indian weddings, another widely held superstition is that the bride must only see herself once she’s completely ready. Looking again in the mirror is considered as a bad omen. If you are not superstitious, it is suggested you go ahead and adore your beauty in the mirror as often as you want.
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Lucky girl with the darker mehndi
Well, this belief crosses religious boundaries in India. The darker the shade of the mehndi, the stronger the marriage would be is what is believed. Another myth surrounding mehndi is that if it lasts on the hands of the bride longer than the groom, she is likely to receive more love and care from her in-laws.
Don’t be disheartened if your mehndi loses its shade early as it’s only love and understanding that decides the fate of a marriage.
Shedding tears – a must
The typical Indian wedding will have the bride shedding tears at bidaai. It is believed this ensures that the bride won’t have to cry after this day and will be leaving all her pains and sorrows behind.
With the cameras rolling, shedding tears makes up for the ‘ideal’ wedding videography film. If you want to end the video on a ‘happy’ note, you need to cry. However, you can choose to break the traditions and smile your way out on your happy day.
No black or white dress
Wearing black or white dress on the day of the wedding is considered to be unlucky as these colors are linked to mourning and grief. The new generation brides though have started using shades of black and white in their dresses, but the complete color is still not used.
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Do respect traditions and sentiments but have the complete liberty to choose what to wear at your wedding.
There are many more such superstitions that exist in Indian weddings such as leaving your home putting the right foot forward first, sputtering candles and others. It is recommended you enjoy your day without worrying about these misconceptions.
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