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Planning to Perfection

Marriages might be made in heaven but organising a wedding requires a far more down-to-earth approach. Everyone naturally wants their special day to be memorable for the things that went right - not for shoes that pinched, the caterers that added an extra nought to the numbers and hoped no one would... [read more...]


10 Modern Wedding Vows For Women
Have you ever noticed how strange Hindu Wedding vows seem? Take for example "I shall beautify and adorn myself for you" or "I shall guard your family and home, speaking sweetly to you."* Of course I take these to be a literal translation of the mantras - the thinking behind the original text focuses on aspects of food, health, wealth, joy, progeny and harmony.....all good stuff. Until the divorce that is! Perhaps, it is... [read more...]

Planning Checklist
1. Set a date, and then make arrangements to see either the vicar (church ceremony) or the registrar (civic ceremony). For an Asian wedding, consult the priest to find a suitable 'auspicious date' and see if he is available to conduct the ceremony. 2. Book the caterers and the reception venue. 3. Draw up a guest list with the help of both families. 4. Book your honeymoon. 5. Choose your bridesmaids, best man and ushers. 6. Shop... [read more...]

Planning to Perfection

Marriages might be made in heaven but organising a wedding requires a far more down-to-earth approach. Everyone naturally wants their special day to be memorable for the things that went right - not for shoes that pinched, the caterers that added an extra nought to the numbers and hoped no one would notice, or the wedding 'limousine' that looked more like a taxi cab with a bit of... [read more...]


Sikh Wedding Ceremony

 "They are not said to be husband and wife, who merely sit together. Rather they alone are called husband and wife, who have one soul in two bodies." (Guru Amar Das, Pauri, pg. 788)

The Sikh wedding ceremony is known as "Anand Karaj" which means 'Blissful Union". The Sikh marriage is a very special ceremony in which two... [read more...]


Hindu Wedding Ceremony

We have put together this "summarised" form of the Hindu wedding ceremony to help explain the intricacies of a traditional wedding to all our non- traditional friends and relatives.

Introduction
Marriage in the Hindu religion is the 13th of the 16 ceremonies in a person's life. It is a... [read more...]




 

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