Tamil ceremonies (in the US)

posted 3 years ago in South Asian
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Worker bee

I have a friend who went to one. It was held in a large banquet hall and it was a little longer than an hour. Not 6 hours. They served everyone dinner after. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I am sure it was BUT you could be right about them being a little more nontraditional. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

akshali2000 :  My understanding is that the ceremony will start at an auspicious time, because the stereotype is that South Indian Hindus are much more religious than North Indian ones. So, if your ausipicious time happens to be 6 PM, it may work out. However, note, this is a stereotype. You may have more pragmatic in-laws who understand that it’ll cost an arm and a leg to do a 6 am wedding.

What we’re doing for my wedding (marrying a Tamil guy, I’m North Indian, both born in the US) is we’re just cutting out a bunch of stuff. We’re starting the ceremony in the afternoon and shortening it down to like 1.5 hours. Reception will be at the normal time. The night before, we’ll do a mendhi (which is a North Indian tradition I think…) at a completely separate venue, and it will be family only.

If you’re getting married in the US, his parents are going to have to understand that things are a lot harder and more expensive here than in India. 

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