Indian Weddings are fun, especially for those who do not have to partake in paying for all the extravagance.
Great attires, amazing location, lavish food accompanied with lots of dancing and revelry, it is definitely a party you would not want to miss. An Indian wedding invite is a free ticket to complete indulgence and entertainment.
At every Indian wedding there are certain things that are guaranteed to happen. For example, it is likely that many people will over indulge, a number of family members will embarrass the bride and groom and somebody will probably try to play matchmaker. We are now going to introduce you to the characters that you are likely to find at any big fat Indian wedding.
This type of guest has no interest in the wedding and its affairs whatsoever. He / She is there with one purpose, to eat as much free food as humanly possible. The announcement that dinner will be served is their ultimate calling and they will proceed to load their plate with every dish going.
These food gluttons have a love affair with food and know exactly what they like and do not. They will compare all the weddings they have attended with food as the standard. The gluttons may not remember what the bride was wearing or any other important details of the wedding but ask them about food and they will surprise you with their profound knowledge.
It is not too difficult to spot one at an Indian wedding. If you spot the most strikingly dressed woman at an Indian wedding and she is not a bride, then you have met the fashionista. She can be the bride’s friend or one of the female relatives. Her aim at the wedding is to be the eye candy and give the bride a run for her money.
The fashionista will try to engage you in her drab conversation about why she chose the Sabyasachi lehenga over the other options. She can talk on and on about each accessory she is displaying and also how and where she shopped for them. Her look will be very well coordinated and she will transform the wedding into her runway. If you are lucky, she will also give you a fashion tip or two, on how you could have dressed up better for the wedding.
I am not sure, whether you would like to venture too close to this character unless your life is perfect. The aunty can smell what you are lacking even before you utter a word.
If you are unmarried she will start finding a suitable bride or groom for you. They also have a great social network to fall back on for matchmaking. The wedding can transform into your own wedding before you know it. So if you are happily unmarried run for your
If you are married and do not have kids yet, then be prepared to get a lecture on how important it is to start a family. Also it can get sticky with uncomfortable questions like, ‘Any problem?’
These know-it-all aunties think that their job is to provide a solution to everyone’s problems at the wedding. They can offer you home remedies, life advice and the choicest gossips. But beware; you could easily become a part of her gossip.
The VIP guests at an Indian wedding can be the loaded US wale Chachaji and his family, or the politician Mamaji. They expect the wedding to revolve around their whims and fancies. The poor parents of the bride or the groom have to bring their imperative wedding responsibilities to a standstill to satisfy these VIP guests.
These important guests exhibit an assuming stance of adding glamour to the mundane wedding through their presence. With such guests around, you can expect a lot of bragging and exaggeration at the wedding.
The social media has given birth to a new crop of addicts, the selfie freaks. These folks are obsessed with taking selfies in every angle and every nook and cranny of the wedding venue. A minute by minute update on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter follows the selfie spree. Don’t be surprised to find yourself tagged on the selfie taker’s social media page, even if you don’t know them!
The whole town will get the wedding updates before the bride and the groom share their special moments.
The crazy dancer is generally a young or young at heart male at an Indian wedding. The music and the mood (also a couple of pegs) at the Sangeet take him to a state of trance and he brings out his outstanding freestyle grooves. The Baraat of an Indian wedding also becomes an interesting sight because of these gifted dancers.
The crazy dancers are the advocates of classic Indian dance moves like the Naagin dance, the kite flying move, pelvic thrusts and the amateur bhangra. These dancers add fun quotient to an Indian wedding and make it a complete entertainment package.
Imagine an Indian wedding where everyone is too prim and proper. It paints a dull picture, right? So no matter how weird the above mentioned personalities seem, a perfect Indian wedding needs their imperfect antics for excitement and drama.
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