One would be thinking, whats with me why such a weird blog post title… Ill tell you, there is a thing that i need to tell…
First of all, i’ve always been thinking am not a resident of India no matter I love this country to the utmost…! I’m a patriot, but I do not belong here, and i feel this always.. There are these bizzare, unbelievable things that keep happening around me and in this country that shocks me, that makes my belief not being an Indian strengthens.. 🙂
I read this article about weddings in India and in US.. Reading that article made me think, may be im meant to be in US with no fuss nothing. Phew, what fuss happens over a wedding, atleast i can tell now..
My wedding is in Feb 2010 and the preparations started around 6 months back and still my mother cribs for things not done.. 🙁 In India, the wedding couple is important but only for themselves i think not even to the close relatives and friends.. In many ways it is the gossipy-times and re-connecting times when all relatives meet up and chat away to glory…!! In the article, the writer says he was invited to his friend’s wedding where everything was decided rehearsed and perfect in terms of food, no of guests, music and everything.. Over here, everything is decided before hand but we need to leave everything on fate on the D-Day…
I totally agree with this writer who says: “if you have 200 or more guests, it is a big wedding in the US (of course, everyone has to RSVP if they wish to attend). In India, a wedding can have anywhere from 200 to 2,000 guests. The wedding invitation is addressed to family and friends and, on the wedding day, if friends wish to join the festivity that is perfectly okay. So, no one is really sure how many people will show up”… I’m already so worried about every arrangement, how is going to happen, how many people will come and all… RSVP, ha, if thats asked from people here, itll be considered as an offence, not that they would want to think we would have a clear idea of how many will come, no it is like telling not to come to the wedding…! Oh come on…!!!
Showing off about a grand wedding is one thing and then cribbing about so much money spent is the other here in India… LOLs..
Hmm, i always wanted a simple wedding like in the US where only few relatives who are dear to me and my sweet friends would come and bless the couple but thats not going to happen… Ofcourse, my wedding wont be a grand one (meaning min of Rs. 1,000,000 spending), it would be a simple one as compared… Yet, much more simple and classic was anyone would want right..!!!
Thats why i say, if weddings are considered then i would prefer to be an American and not an Indian 😉