Sunday, January 18, 2009
The meanings of 'SAPTAPADI', an important ritual of a south Indian marriage is read from a spiritual magazine and given below for the bright and better future of the newly married couple.
First step: Let us take this first step vowing to keep a pure household; avoiding things injurious to our health.
Second step vowing to develop mental, physical, and spiritual powers.
Third step: Let us take this third step with the aim of increasing our wealth by righteous means.
Fourth step: Let us take this fourth step to acquire knowledge, happiness, and harmony by mutual love and trust.
Fifth step: Let us take this fifth step to pray for virtuous, intelligent, and courageous children.
Sixth step: Let us take this sixth step for longevity.
Seventh step: Let us take this seventh step to vow that we will always remain true companions and life-long partners.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
As couples begin thinking about their wedding, they are often confused over how much to spend, where to obtain specialized services, and how to choose vendors. These worries often mount as quickly as the cost of the wedding. After the euphoria wears off and the reality settles in, it's shocking to discover how much preparation is involved. Couples are faced with decisions about everything from invitation wording to planning their honeymoon. Couples often find they want experienced professional help.
Not long ago, a wedding designer was thought of as a luxury, only used by the wealthy. Now a designer is an essential element of a well-planned affair. It is no longer "trendy" to engage someone to handle the details. Being experienced in negotiating contracts with caterers, florists, photographers, and other suppliers, the wedding designer saves you valuable time and money. The designer can take advantage of discounts not available to private parties and avoid costly mistakes, while turning your dreams into reality.
The average wedding can take more than two hundred and fifty hours to plan. With today's hectic lifestyles, you may not have time to compare all the options, making sure you get the best deal, and making sure all the details are in place.
Designers are not here to make decisions for you, but to guide and assist you in making informed decisions. Our training, knowledge, and experience will turn your dreams and expectations into reality. We want you to host a beautiful and distinctive event with no worries. Remember you should enjoy your wedding and remember it always as one of the greatest events of your life.
A wedding is an auspicious occasion when the attire demands keen attention, careful planning, elegant display because it is specially meant to make an individual look her /his best. During a modern wedding, appearance means almost everything. Today, the brides have a wide variety of bridal dresses to pick and choose from.
Before you choose your wedding dress analyse a few tips give below.
• Look at bridal magazines before you go shopping. Get a good idea of what is out there.
• Shop with select friends or family who understand your personal style to avoid too many conflicting opinions.
• Go to a reputable, full service salon. This will insure proper alterations and treatment of your wedding dress
• Decide how formal or how casual your wedding will be before you choose a wedding dress
• Set a budget, but remember to be flexible and understanding.
Indian wedding Attire
In different parts of India, brides wear different kinds of clothes, ornaments, and adornments. The bride's clothes are usually typical of the area. A Rajasthani bride would wear a lehenga, a Punjabi bride would wear a salwar-kameez or the kurta, salwar and odhni, and a Maharashtrian bride would wear a nine-yard saree. Most brides wear saris nowadays, usually in shades of red, pink or mustard but in different ways. A Gujarati bride will wear a saree in Gujarati style usually in red, white and gold; a Coorgie in their particular style and a Bengali usually white or onion pink with red and gold border in their own style and so on.
Most grooms in the north wear a shervani with a churidar pyjama, a bandha gala suit, or a western-style suit. Turbans are also very popular, for the groom and the important members of his entourage. In the South, grooms either wear the traditional veshti (dhoti) and jubba (kurta) or a three-piece suit. North Indian grooms set forth to their weddings adorned with a sehera, a veil of flowers tied to the turban, to screen their faces from the evil eye
In south India, flowers are an important adornment on the hair for the bride, while the north it is not so popular. In northern India applying Mehendi or decorating the bride's hand and feet with mehendi is a ritual done before the wedding. An auspicious day is set aside before the wedding date for this ritual. This ceremony is also mandatory among Muslims everywhere in India for their wedding.
The details were read from a matrimonial website, appreciated and given for the use of brides and grooms to select their wedding dress.