Indian Hindu marriages continue for a few days. India is a country that defines diversity and that even shows up in marriages and their different styles. Ceremonies, rituals, procedures differ from region to region and from culture to culture. In contrast to Christians, the Hindu wedding ceremony does not resemble western marriages and is quite elaborate. In the North, starting with the Tilak ceremony, every function has importance in marriage. Tilak, Sangeet, Haldi, Baraat, and the Shaadi, all the needs of the bride and groom to wear new clothes at each opportunity.In India, the rituals and clothes of marriage make marriage as good as the bride and her fiance.
The two look their best splendid in beautiful outfits. Not only the couple, but family guests and family members are often seen clothed to the teeth. The bride is normally dressed in auspicious colours, while the bridegroom is dressed to exude a royal aura. Bridesmaids and the finest men are often dressed equally with the bride and groom, but not as meticulously as the bride and groom. All the people who attend the wedding are dressed in gold jewels including the bride and sometimes the groom. The women are also decorated with henna patterns all over their palms, hands, forearms, legs and feet. Sometimes henna patterns are replaced with short lasting patterns that are easy to remove. In certain cultures, the bridegroom also wears henna, though it is less elaborate or mute. Indian marriages usually go on for several days and new clothes are worn every day. All these dresses and color symbolize the significance of marriage and the period after it. An Indian wedding puts more emphasis on details such as different rituals and the different clothes you wear to attend.
The bride wears a wedding sari or lehenga depending upon the area. In Indian culture, the bridal gown comes from the bridegroom's side in the form of a shagun. Red is considered to be the most auspicious color among Hindus. While the saree is preferred as the bridal dress in South India, West, East India, traditional wear such as the mekhela sador is preferred in North-east India and brides of the North of India prefer Lehenga, Gagra Choli, and Odni as bridal dresses