12 Post-Wedding Expectations Of The Society From A Newly Married Bride

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12 Post-Wedding Expectations Of The Society From A Newly Married Bride

Expectations, big or small, seem to be the only thing on everybody’s minds these days. And, if you happen to be the newly married couple on the block, especially a bride, then your list of to-do-things does not seem to end. Whether you get married into a very traditional or a modern family, if it is Indian, then here are all the things that will be expected out of you as soon as you get married. And mind you, if you do not stand up to these expectations, tumhare maa baap ne tumhe ache sanskaar nahi diye, is something you might get to hear too often. So without further ado, here goes the list of post-wedding expectations of the society from a newly married bride.

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#1. Dive to touch everyone’s feet

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Because that is the only way to seek your elders’ blessings, even if it means that you end up having a severe back pain for days to come.

#2. Start planning for the babies from the first day after your wedding

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What else did you get married for? To make babies; lots and lots of them. After all, your in-laws need their grandchildren!

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#3. Be dressed up even at 2:00 am in the night

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Because being an Indian bride means to be in a 'prim and proper' mode 24x7. So, from your makeup and hairdo to your heavy outfit and jewellery, you have be loaded with them all the time. Arrey, nayi dulhan sooni sooni thodi na achi lagti hai, remember?

#4. Always accept all wedding dinner invitations gracefully

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Even if that means you have to attend two in a single day despite not feeling well!

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#5. Make a great meal for the entire family the morning after the wedding

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Ye to shagun hota hai!

#6. Be ready to laugh at all the silly jokes the family members crack

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Even if you feel they are boring, subjected slightly towards your family, your appearance or are just completely non-hilarious, you need to show your teeth!

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#7. Have to know the names of all the new family members

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Even if your husband does not know the names of his own relatives, you need to memorise the badi taiji ke chote bete ki tisri beti ka naam!

#8. Wear all the jewellery you have received at once

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Because you are a newlywed bride and, gehne hi to nayi dulhan ka shringaar hote hai!

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#9. Should keep asking the elders in the house if they want tea- all day long!

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What did you expect to do with an extended Indian family with lots of elderly members? Poker game?

#10. Should be ready to share your wedding gifts

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Because gifts are supposed to be opened in front of the entire family, aren't they? And if, buaji aur taiji seem to like the juicer or blender, you should happily part ways with it. So what if they are 'EXCLUSIVELY YOURS' wedding gift? Have a big heart now, will you?

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#11. Should know all the bhajans

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Wahi to ek sanskari bahu ki nishani hai! Baki sab to moh maya hai!

#12. "Haanji" should be one word that the bride should say all the time

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Because, saying 'no' can leave a wrong first impression on your new family! So, you go 'haanji' all the way!

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We hope you had a good laugh while reading the above. But jokes apart, the trends nowadays, are slowly changing. While the basic orthodox traditional family’s expectations remain the same, more and more families are now letting go of unwanted customs and adapting a more chilled out lifestyle. So, here is hoping you get a family who expects less and loves more when you get hitched!

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