The wedding reception is the most important event in a wedding. It constitutes the focal point of the whole wedding because it serves as the common platform for the guests and hosts to come together and sink in the series of fun and merriment Wedding Reception with a lavish spread of gourmet cuisine and drinks at their disposal.
In Indian cultures, the engagement ceremony is a pre-wedding ritual in which the bride and groom meet and are formally married to each other by their families. The Hindu tradition of ‘Vagdanam’ dates back to Vedic times, and involves the groom’s family telling the bride’s family that they will accept their daughter and be responsible for her future well being. It is a kind of exchange of vows between families, as well as an opportunity to learn about each other’s customs.
Engagement ceremonies are common in most religions and castes across India, differing in the specifics and details of the rituals. In some cases, the engagement ceremony marks the formal announcement of the betrothal, while in others it marks the ceremony where the official date of the wedding is determined. In some cultures the engagement precedes the actual wedding by as much as a year whereas in others they are held a day or two prior the actual wedding. Exchanging of rings is not mandatory in all cultures across the country, but it is almost always involves the ritual being the formal announcement of the impending nuptials.
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