Share your marriage rituals..

Marriage traditions - Traditions & Rituals of Marriage
@bindishah (2063)
India
May 2, 2007 6:22am CST
Marriages are filled with a lot of small rituals and traditions. for eg: the throwing of the bride's bouquet at the end of the wedding, wearing something blue at the ceremony by the bride. In India, we have a typical ritual. The girl's family steals the shoes of the groom, hides them and then the groom has to give money to the girl's cousins to get his shoes back. Its not for the money but is just one of those things that have become a tradition. its a lot fo fun too. I would love to learn about the marriage customs and traditions in your country. Please share.
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@mystery5 (351)
• India
4 May 07
You're talking about the north Indian customs, but there are plenty of traditions down south too! For eg, did you know that in Kerala, marriages get over in less than 10 minutes?? And in one particular caste in Tamil Nadu, the husband is supposed to bend and hold the toes of his bride, as she walks! The shoe stealing custom is never followed in South Indian traditional marriages, maybe occasionally now, due to the glamorization of the custom in all movies.
@bindishah (2063)
• India
6 May 07
I knew of the Kerala marriages. A friend of mine is a keralite and he said they have mass marriages in temples that get over in 10 minutes.
@johnwat (382)
• India
11 May 07
i don't know abou this marriage....... i will give u response after 3yr may be, at that time... i will be married
@bindishah (2063)
• India
11 May 07
Sure..but what rituals does your community follow?
@skbadhan (881)
• India
6 May 07
hi i am from himachal pradesh here all the marriage ceremonies takes place usually at night time. rituals keep contineusly whole night bride and groom can't sleep though there may be many family persons ,relatives too need to wake for whole night.
@bindishah (2063)
• India
6 May 07
that must be really difficult for the couple..if they have to spend their first night with family :)
@johnwat (382)
• India
11 May 07
i don't know abou this marriage....... i will give u response after 3yr may be, at that time... i will be married