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Bride And Groom Preparation For The Wedding

Bride And Groom Preparation For The Wedding

Bride

Every bride wants to look the most beautiful on her special day. She will be surrounded by her family and friends and be a cynosure of all eyes. Yes, she knows that she has to follow rigorous beauty routine and follow the right diet and exercise so that she looks perfect for the man in her life. But there is a lot more to the wedding day than just looking beautiful in that special sari or a wedding dress.

Apart from visiting beauty parlors and shopping for wedding clothes and jewelry, the bride has several other affairs to take care of. The best way to follow is to take down a small notebook or diary and start scribbling down a to-do check list. Do this when you are free and can think more clearly. It is better to start earlier when the wedding is a good many days away.

First of all, think about any bills or debts that need to be paid off. Maybe it is your close friend or any monetary debts. It is best to take care of these little things as soon as possible. You never know how busy you are going to get after marriage and are sure to have no time or thoughts about these. Clean out your cupboard and donate all your old clothes that you are sure you are not going to need after the wedding. Every bride likes to take some her favorite old clothes, shoes and bags after the marriage with her to her new place.

As for the bride’s wedding preparation, she has to take care of her body and health, including her hair. It is best to take guidance from a diet & nutrition expert as well as a fitness expert. Start the preparations at least months before to get some real results. Many brides go for skin and body treatments to get an overall healthy glow. They take special care of their hair so that they look lustrous on the special day.

Groom

It is not only the bride that is aspiring to look perfect on the wedding, the bridegroom is also anxious about his looks. Now-a-days, it is not only the ladies who visit the beauty parlors, men also visit these beauty salons. Bridegroom’s have special packages to take care of their hairs, skin and nails etc. Groom is advised to go for a hair cut a week in advance of the wedding. It is best to stick to your normal hair style and avoid experimenting with any new looks.

A manicure and pedicure is a must for all the bridegrooms. After all, the photographer is going to take many close photos of the rings and you would want those nails to look great. It is also a good idea to get a complete body massage done. This is the best way to let out any tension building before the wedding. You can take your friends along for a more enjoyable session.

Do not forget to make a trip to the dentist. Get your teeth cleaned, flossed and scaled. You will love to smile on the special day showing a sparkling row of teeth. Eat healthy and follow a good diet and exercise routine to look and feel healthy. Your efforts will show in your skin and looks. Avoid fast food to get that perfect physique and drink lots of water. Keep a healthy routine and enjoy your special day.

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Love and arranged marriage

Love and arranged marriage

There are some set rules for arranged marriages in India. Your parents look for the prospective boy or girl for you; meet each other once or twice, and then end up tying the sacred knot. As the rules go, you have to find love in the marriage and live happily ever after. A recent study found that about half of the Indian-Americans living in the U.S had arranged marriages. They were either fixed by professional matchmakers or relatives. Were they able to find love?

A study was made to compare the outcomes for love as well as arranged marriage. When the participants of the research completed the questionnaires on their relationships and about love, there was something remarkable that was found. Whether it was love or arranged, couples reported high rates of commitment, satisfaction and of course love. Although the study was small and based on arranged marriages in US, readers were cautioned as to not to expect the same results from arranged marriages in traditional societies. The researchers were not sure as to why they did not find any differences whatsoever.

Today, an increasing number of people are making their choice of marriage based on love and attraction. Partners now have a choice of saying no. your parents might choose a mate for you, but if you don’t feel any bonding with him, you have a right to refuse. Perhaps the arranged marriages in the study were sort of hybrids between arranged and free-choice matches. Never the less, a lot of relationship science and social psychology works behind arranged marriages.

In India, it is still difficult to date someone whom your parents don’t approve of. We think we are making individual choices but do want the society and including our parents to give the final nod. Parents, siblings, friends exert an enormous influence on the choice of relationship. You might date someone whom your parents dislike for a while, but it exerts too much pressure on the relationship.

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The Right Age difference for a Marriage

The Right Age difference for a Marriage

Arranged marriages are still common in India and it is strongly felt that love develops after marriage. There are many alternative practices in the society that are not surfacing and the age difference between couples is one of them. Society is undergoing a change and the age difference is no more seems to be an issue.

The difference between ages of couples has gradually ceased to be an issue and there could be a number of reasons behind. Indian society is gradually tuning more experimental, adventurous and courageous. The norms for age barriers are slowly but surely fading away in the foundation of marriage. It is no longer felt that the bride should be younger than the groom. Earlier the age gap used to be 5-7 years, but today it is ok if the age difference is more than ten years. However, there could still be discussion on the perfect age difference in couples.

Most of the times, the wide age gap between the two partners may not pose any problems but it is seen that in some cases, there are some problems that do crop up in the long run. It would help if the couples are aware of these problems before hand and thus are more prepared to handle them. The older man or woman may feel insecure with time. More the age difference, higher the risk. Generation gap may raise its head often and spoil the relation. Differences may arise in even petty things in daily lifestyle.

Going by biology and evolution, it is seen that men mature later than women and perhaps this was the major reason behind selecting an older guy for the bride. However, there are no fixed rules. As long as the couples are aware of the factors that can make any marriage work is love and understanding between them.

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Is International Marriage Easy?

Is International Marriage Easy?

Thanks to the permeation of web and a globalized world, it is common for people to meet people from different cultural backgrounds. Therefore, it should raise no eyebrows to find Indian men and women dating people from other countries with a different nationality and cultural backgrounds. International marriages are not something rare but are not always as easy as it seems. What makes them happen is the ubiquitous essential ingredient for any marriage and that is love, but the couple may need to work harder to dissolve cultural differences that can sneak in and lead to some major problems. There is no denying that there are several examples of such marriages being successful.

Some of the major threats to an international marriage are religious and political differences along with language barriers. It is just not the cultural expectations that the couple faces, but also the support of their own families. There are so many factors that can influence an international marriage. Often, both partners in such a marriage share equal responsibilities. But in many counties, such as India, although the scenario is changing, the society still adheres to a more conventional concept when it comes to gender roles. The woman is still expected to do a major part of the household tasks even if she is working.

Western women marrying Indian men find themselves in a multi-faceted society and may take a long time to adjust to the new traditions and expectations from her. Her husband might be liberal minded and would not mind making breakfast every day, but if her in-laws are staying with them, things could get a lot different. Some might be lucky to find just the perfect husband and the right in laws, but not every bride is lucky.

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