Yesterday, i went for a wedding reception.
I had no clue about the bride and groom. Nor did i have the patience of understanding how i’m related to them.
Not that anybody cares- the guy is working in the US of A, had married his co-worker..or something like that.
Now, its quite a pain to dress up in heavy Indian clothes and go for some relatives random wedding, whom you’re not even bothered about. So why go Right?
Wrong- go for the food..you get starters to dessert-lots of variety, nicely prepared.. and all you have to do is answer a few questions when ur first introduced, and touch a few random uncles/aunties feet! (oh and smile a bit too..doesnt take much effort.)
Well such is our Great Indian Wedding system- sure makes me wonder at times..just what exactly is happening??!!
Firstly the bride and the groom are the last people who enjoy their own wedding (poor things are occupied in all the rituals, among the oldies or have to bend down and touch every alternate person’s feet-people who they might not even see fot the rest of their life)
They invite Everybody!! yeah people who are probably not even bothered about the bride and groom (yah like me- i admit i just went to eat the yummy spread of food)
Why do they invite the whole world? Is it the word formality that comes in here..or this is the only occassion when they remember human relations..good reason-these weddings are to invite everyone once and for all..lol
Some people just love showing off- celebrity invitations/ clothes that are horribly expensive/ over the top stuff.in the name of designer weddings.. (Now here i won’t complain about the 100 food items coz hey good food is always welcome..after all you’re feeding half your community-if not anything they’ll enjoy the food atleast..lol- remember i wouldn’t even have gone for the wedding had it not been the food..!)
Still fail to understand why the girl’s side has to be the one suffering?! ( When is that going to change??!!)
One can say – have the money-flaunt it. I’d say- have a wedding, sure spend well…donate the rest..there are few needy ones around too.
Quite sure that im going to be sick of wedding food in the next 3 weeks. So im gonna enjoy it while it lasts 😉 thank u all you extended relatives or "i don’t know how we are related" uncles/aunties….for ensuring that i get to skip boring dinners at home..!! Please don’t mind if you’re not invited for my wedding. hahaha