Mumbai,2 July-2014, Sreejan Guha Niyogi(Bollywoodshaadi): Even though it is the most-awaited day of her life and a joyous occasion, the wedding day can bring a bride on the brink of complete exhaustion. The wedding planning stress, possible nervousness about beginning a new life, and the daunting task of wearing heavy outfit and jewellery all day long, can make even the most cheerful girl irritable.
In this state of mind, when she has to answer certain questions just to be polite, or display a happy smile, what is going on in her mind is far from what can be seen. We tried to decode some of the most common wedding day scenarios and an Indian bride’s reaction to those. What they really mean is far from what we all hear. This is worth a read.
At the engagement, after the groom has placed the ring on her finger, he asks “Darling, do you like it?”
It is beautiful, I love it, honey!
The groom asks the bride “How do you think I look?”
You look perfect, darling!
Random guests arrive at the wedding and start chatting with the bride.
Oh! I am so happy you could make it to our wedding.
Guest smiles with pride while giving the gift.
Thank you so much!
Kids jumping around on the stage, playing with stage decorations, while their parents chat with the bride.
Awww! Such cute kids you have; full of energy!
Several ladies and friends talking about, and complimenting the bride on her outfit.
Thank you, this is Sabyasachi’s latest collection, you know! Especially handpicked by my mamma.
A clingy colleague asks “Your husband is so handsome! Does he have a brother?”
(Smiles) Oh come on!
An over-dressed cousin comes up to the bride and starts chatting.
Oh, you look lovely!
Random ladies, coming to the bride, every few minutes.
Nods faintly, smiles and goes down at their feet, seeking ashirwaad.
Friends coming up to the bride, giggling, and making jokes about the wedding night.
Blushes and giggles along.
Isn’t this a common scenario at most Indian weddings?
This was just our funny take on it. We