Post # 1
Having both a Sikh and Hindu wedding, we came up with a better idea to help the day be shortened and for both ceremonies to happen. My only issue is with the Hindu Cermony and to make things to run smoothly without rushing. His familiy and friends will skip lunch at the sikh temple and have food at the Hindu ceremony (at a seperate location)
8:30 – Milni, 9:30 – Wedding 11:30 – Finish up everything
12:30 – Baraat + Lunch Served, 1:30 – Wedding, 2:45 – Pictures and Dessert Served
My question is do you think that having lunch served first will take away from the Puja? Or do you think majority of people will be done by then?
Post # 3
I recently had a 2-ceremony wedding (I am Catholic, he is Sikh) and I have attended a Sikh and Hindu weddings as well (my husband’s brother’s wedding, cousin’s wedding). So here are my thoughts. . .
My brother-in-law did basically similar schedule to what you suggest above, only it was all at the same venue. I can say from experience that having two ceremonies back to back is alot for guests. Asking them for a start time so early and going all day till 3pm is tough – and the 2 venues adds a complication as well. In the wedding I attended, the guests were not paying much attention to the 2nd ceremony.
In my own personal experience things tend to run a half an hour late in general – I fear that with your proposed timeline people may be delayed in getting to the second venue. Also, it is kind of back to back lunches served, first at the gurdwara, and then right after the baraat?
For my wedding we had the Sikh ceremony in the morning – with a start time of 9:30 for the Baraat, and a ceremony start time at 11:30AM. The groom and I were able to leave the gurdwara around 1PM to head back to the hotel. Our Catholic ceremony started at 6:30, followed immediately by the reception.
I am not as familiar with the rules of Hindu weddings but if you can have an evening ceremony (or space it out as much as possible) your guests will thank you!
The other way I’ve seen a Sikh/Hindu wedding is to have them on separate days (example: first day Sikh ceremony in the morning, Sangeet at night, next day Hindu ceremony morning, reception at night).
Just my personal opinions, I am sure you will find what works best for you and your groom!