10 Questions Every Desi Bride Will Have to Answer During Her Engagement

2016 Oct 14 - by Zara
Being a bride-to-be is so much fun - between the parties in your honor, the shopping, the food tastings and the attention your friends lavish on you, your engagement really is a beautiful time.

But there are definitely some annoying things about being an engaged woman, especially if you're of South Asian descent (or are marrying a South Asian!) One of those things is the constant barrage of questions you'll face - expect to hear these things A LOT if you're recently engaged.

1. Are you having an Indian wedding ceremony?p

Newsflash: There is no such thing as an "Indian" wedding ceremony. Most people will be referring to a Hindu wedding, but explaining this each time can get really annoying.

2. What color are you going to wear?

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Most brides in the U.S. wear white, so they won't have to field this question. If you're a South Asian bride, on the other hand, you can expect to answer this question many, many times. But hey, at least we have options!

3. Is it an arranged marriage?

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Nothing against arranged marriages, but it's pretty ignorant when people ask this, isn't it?

4. Are you going to serve Indian food? 

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OK, this question is a fair one. The next one? Not so much. See below:

5. I don't really like Indian food, what can I eat at your wedding?

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Right. Because what YOU eat is the bride's biggest concern.

6. Will you ride in on some sort of animal?

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People are SO interested in the animal riding.

7. What ethnicity is the person you're marrying?

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If you think this question gets old, try fielding the follow-up questions you get when you tell 'em your fiancé is anything other than Indian.

8. What am I supposed to wear?

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Pro tip: Write a section about your wedding's dress code on your wedding web site and direct them to that.

9.) How many people are you inviting?

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Too many. Far, far too many.

10.) How much money are you spending?

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Note: This will probably come from an auntie who is getting one of her children married off in the near future.

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