Ever since the concept of love marriages and live-in relationships introduced in India, arrange marriages have somewhere along the line lost their prominence among people. Yet, arrange marriages do happen these days bringing a bunch of changes in a girl’s life. It quite sounds like a simple tradition, but it is way much more than that.
First of all, getting mentally ready to spend the whole life with a stranger is weird but Indian women manage to pass through it. Besides this, there are lots of things that some Indian girls take into consideration before their big day. In this post, you will get to know about several things that most Indian girls do before their arranged marriage:
- Blocking Male Friends from Facebook & Whatsapp
So, the plan begins with deleting all the chats and especially those with cute male friends. In fact, there is an entire ritual of pre-wedding social media management and this is just the first procedure of it. Blocking few people is then followed by chat deletion.
Rather than removing chats and blocking special friends, some girls instead block her future husband and everyone who might know him. Well, you can’t blame a girl for doing this because sometimes, it’s just impossible to make an Indian guy understand things. An arranged marriage is sort of a big deal for Indian girls.
- Switching to a Fitness Routine
Every girl wishes to look her best at the most special day of her life. The moment her wedding date is fixed, she start to sum up every single thing that she wants just perfect on that day. Since, an Indian bride is very conscious about her wedding Lehenga, she makes sure to look fit and fab in it and that’s why she switches to a fitness routine followed by regular gym for few months.
- Making Outfit Selection for Each Function
Although, the marriage is arranged but when an Indian going-to-be bride would never want to mess with her outfits and especially those for main events. She begins her selection from a suitable outfit that would like to wear on Mehandi event. After this, she needs a dress for Haldi ritual and the main event.
The epic rhapsody of selecting outfits of numerous rituals and events doesn’t end here. It’s just a commencement because she keeps hunting for the best saree collection for her trousseau.
- Avoiding Get Together with Male Friends
Well, there are several things that are ridiculously unfair and instead of doing something, you are bound to go with the flow. It’s quite ironic that a girl is asked to spend her entire life with someone she barely knows. On the other hand, she is expected to get along with it by not hanging out with the guys she knows and trust.
Although, our society is growing and everything. But, still some people are incapable of seeing things from the spectrum of equality and fair-mindedness. Some people wouldn’t want to agree with this fact but unfortunately, it does happen.
- Saying Goodbye to Favorite Western Outfits
This is the saddest part of wedding preparation in arranged marriages especially if the girl is a fashion lover. If an Indian girl is getting married in a traditional family, then there is no way she can keep her favorite western outfits. Even though, it is not an issue for every single Indian girl because some are allowed to wear anything they want after wedding.
- Enrolling in Cooking Classes
A famous Indian saying elaborates that delicious food is the only way to enter the husband’s heart. This means that a girl needs to be proficient in cooking if she wishes to have a blissful married life. Besides, Indian daughter-in-laws are judged on the basis of their cooking skills. For that matter, some girls join cooking classes where they learn to prepare basic meals.
- Getting Forced Etiquette Classes from Married Cousins
When an Indian girl is about to tie the knot, her mother or her aunty arranges etiquette classes for her. And the teacher is none other than a recently married sister or cousin who acts like an in-law perfectionist. She will tell the going-to-be bride the general dos and don’ts of behavior in front of in-laws. Some of these cousins even try to give unnecessary first night tips to the bride. Really?
Indian weddings are fun events undoubtedly, and things get even more exciting and probably unpredictable when it’s an arranged marriage. In fact it’s just the beginning of enthralling events because life holds thousands of surprises for a bride.