Metro Weddings

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In India, marriage is a grand affair and comprises of many rituals and customs. Though the ceremonies are usually same, there are differences the celebration aspect. Marriages in villages can be a simple and modest affair. However, those performed in metropolitan cities India are sometimes marked by exquisite Décor, Sumptuous feasts and elaborate rituals.

Wedding in Indian Metro Cities
With everything becoming commercialized, why should weddings be left behind? The changing trends in India have brought a drastic change in the way marriages are celebrated, especially in the metro cities. Today, you can arrange a wedding ceremony on the internet and phone, sitting at home, something which was unimaginable in the yesteryears, to say nothing about the practicality of it. What is even more exciting is that you can decide the venue, menu and other information about the party, without even taking a step outside – though most brides and their families like to still have that face to face meeting and see and touch before making a final decision. The main difference between marriages held in cities and in villages is that in the former, there is a glitz and glamour quotient that is missing in the later.

Wedding Planners
People in the cities are much more worried about the venue, its decoration, the menu of the day and what they will wear on the day on the marriage day, than their counterparts in village. The lifestyle of the people in cites are totally different from the village people. They do not have as much time to look into every details of the wedding. So, to reduce the burden of organizing and arranging everything, city goers usually hire a wedding planner, who takes care of the entire wedding process. All you need to do is tell the wedding planner the budget of your wedding then they would plan the entire, accordingly. Nowadays, the trend of theme weddings dominates the scenario of city marriages.

Glitz and Glamour
Though the rituals and customs performed are mostly the same as in village weddings, the real essence of weddings in metro cities is almost lost. Amidst showbiz, glamour and opulence, the actual reason behind the celebration of marriage is not seen as much anymore. The guests mostly gather to show off their designer wear and exclusive jewelry. They don’t seem to be concerned much about the newly wedded couple. The real fun and enjoyment of the wedding celebration has faded and given way to artificial gloss and glitter. People in metros need to realize that every wedding is a sacred and pure affair. It holds a lot of meaning and significance in the lives of the two, who are coming together, before the divine spirit to declare their true unconditional love for each other.

by Sankari Kalugasalam

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