13 Things That You Should Expect At An Indian Catholic Wedding

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13 Things That You Should Expect At An Indian Catholic Wedding

In India, we don’t get to see Catholic weddings that often, especially in North India. But down South, you are sure to be invited to more than a few during the wedding season. Catholic weddings are surreal.

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They are straight out of a fairytale, magical and beautiful. But there lies a rather thick line of difference between weddings abroad and the ones in India. Being Indians, we need to add a little bit of our tadka to it, right? So here are some cool things that you will always see at an Indian Catholic wedding.

#1. It will be over before you know it

Image / Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Image Courtesy: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

They are a lovely treat to the eyes, they are on time and really quick. No unnecessary waiting or lengthy rituals. Maximum one hour and you are good to go to the after-party!

#2. The whole vintage charm to it makes you wanna have one of your own too

Image / Breaking Dawn

Image Courtesy: Breaking Dawn 

They have a vintage, royal, yesteryear and surreal charm to them. The white gown, the floral settings, the morning functions and the unique persona to the entire wedding spells- classy vintage!

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#3. The wedding and reception is on the same day

Image / My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Image Courtesy: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

So, you don’t need to take the pains to get ready for two functions, block two days in your busy schedule or take two separate gifts. It’s all in a day’s work!

#4. The after party doesn’t start until the couple arrives

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Image Courtesy: Wedding Crashers

Unlike in Punjabi weddings where the snacks and dinner start before the wedding rituals (because of unearthly late timings), here the guests are seated in the church or the wedding location waiting for the couple to arrive. Once they do, they are greeted by the crowd, the wedding takes place and after a quick breather, it’s party time people!!

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#5. You are in for a special and emotional father daughter performance 

Now also becoming popular in Hindu wedding traditions, the heart touching father daughter dance takes you through an emotional roller coaster ride.

#6. Right after, you witness the spectacular first dance by the couple 

Image / My Best Friend's Wedding

Image Courtesy: My Best Friend's Wedding 

That’s the cherry on the icing people! The couple’s very first dance together after becoming husband and wife and also the one performance for which they spent months practicing; its time they show you what they’ve got baby!

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#7. There will be wedding speeches and toast

Image / Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Image Courtesy: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

A wedding toast by the best man, the maid of honor, the siblings and the final raising a toast to the couple. What fun it is to listen to all the inside secrets and funny moments of the couple, right?

#8. The wedding cakes are just surreal

Gif via Giphy

Gif via Giphy

The double, triple Decker cakes that are actual pieces of arts with fondant figurines, lace and pearl icings, ribbons and bows and the most magnificent mixing of flavors. Hungry for some anyone?

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#9. There is an ever charming and concerned wedding host

Gif via Giphy

Gif via Giphy 

Who is present everywhere at the wedding making sure that everyone is having a great time and all that is planned goes off smoothly.

#10. Champagne flows like water

Image / Titanic

Image Courtesy: Titanic 

Now that’s what we are talking about, yeah! And there are no restrictions on any one either! That’s how they celebrate, king size.

#11. The birdie dance completes the event

Gif via Photobucket

Gif via Photobucket 

And now, a new addition to the famous birdie dance is the Penguin dance. So if you don’t know the moves yet, we suggest you get on the net to learn some before you get to the wedding.

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#12. Don’t forget to say grace before dinner

Image / Titanic

Image Courtesy: Titanic

It is good to pick up some good habits wherever you can, right? So don’t forget to thank the lord with everyone else for the delicious meal on the table.

#13. Tossing of the bridal bouquet, blessing the couple and lastly the family picture

Image / Bride Wars

Image Courtesy: Bride Wars

Like you have seen in all the Hollywood movies, whoever gets the bouquet gets married next. And finally the saying Cheeses to the Big Fat Family at the function.

All that fun, tradition, song and dance and much more; you will get to experience it all in your next invitation to a Christian wedding.

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