Indian ceremonies are large events. The average wife has 16 pieces of clothing and bracelets on, not to mention the wax and different hair and makeup, all to look beautiful on the biggest time of her existence. And the groom wears a sari suit and Mojari, a specific form of boot, as well as a headdress adorned with flowers to ward off evil spirits.

The celebrations begin with a Friday sangeet, followed by a Saturday service and reception. The bride’s family people dance in traditional Bollywood style at the wedding, which is a huge success, wishing the handful well on their new quest together.

Next up is the Baraat, a march of the wedding and his friends and family who will welcome him to the mandap( like an altar) where the ceremony will take place. He is frequently carried in a chariot or on a horse, and his family decorates him with flower garlands ( Milni Malas ).

During the ceremony, they’ll group the sacred fire four times to reflect dharma, artha, tantra and nirvana. Then they will take their seats, and the family will be ruled by whoever succeeds foremost it. The groom performs seven vows to his wife while touching seven betel nuts, which are considered holy in India, with her correct toe in a fun ritual called Saptapadi. Finally, seven married people from the princess’s side pass by and voice gifts into her hearing.