hindu wedding guide

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Pre-Wedding Traditions

After the couple meets and gets engaged, it's time to set the date and start the week-long preparations!  There are so so many different things that need to happen before the actual ceremony.  Again these vary between families as some prefer certain poojas to others (I've even been to a few where...

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Engagement

So now that you have a bit of an introduction to what Hindu weddings are all about, let's jump right in with the engagement traditions! In India (and the world, really) today there are a bunch of different ways two people can go about getting Hindu married.  There's the classic and often...

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Introduction

With over 800 million followers of Hinduism in the world, you can bet there are a bunch of Hindu weddings happening all over the place - from Bangladesh to the UK.  The Big Fat Indian Wedding is here to help.  With the Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings, we'll tell you all you'd ever need to know...

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Food and Desserts

Alright, readers, are you ready for the glory that is the reception dinner at a Hindu wedding? No seriously, it's glorious.  Like, no wedding is complete without a chaat table (in my opinion, not backed up by historical fact unless the fact that it's always historically been delicious counts)....

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Groom's Attire

Compared to the bride's giant list of jewelry, makeup, and clothing, the groom's list of necessary items is going to look a bit slim. Whatever, it's all about the bride anyway, right? {photo by IQ Photography via Alok and Venu's Wedding} Hindu Wedding: Introduction Hindu Wedding...

Solah Shringar: Essential Adornments for the Indian Bride

Believed to combat the negative vibes of the phases of the moon (which obviously controls menstruation), the Solah Shringar  is 16 pieces of bridal attire including traditional makeup and jewelry that the Hindu bride must must must wear on her wedding day. Each item is thought to enhance the...