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A List Of Things That Need To Be Normalised On The Occasion Of Weddings!

Weddings have taboos! Here’s a list of them we don’t wish to include anymore! 
Published -08 Feb 2022, 18:00 ISTUpdated -09 Feb 2022, 10:50 IST
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Weddings have been a huge industry and have had an estimated value of about $50 billion according to a report by KPMG, making it the biggest contributor to the travel and hospitality industries in the year 2021. 

With weddings being a huge event in Indian society, many brides-to-be and grooms-to-be have dreams of having a fun and grand event when put into action.

With weddings, there is a tremendous amount of pressure that is put on a bride when it comes to looks and planning a wedding altogether! While there may be many taboos that may take part, we want to lessen the burden of many and bring down many of them as we normalise some of them as we speak! 

Not Wanting To Wear An Expensive Lehenga 

It’s not everybody today that can afford a lavish lehenga for their wedding. Many brides-to-be opt for lehengas that are found in places like Chandani Chownk (Delhi 06) or Lajpat Nagar or maybe even Surat for that matter only because they are super cheap. 

Thinking of wearing the lehenga once in their entire life, it may not be feasible for everybody to pull in lakhs for the same. It is an ideal situation to rent lehengas for rental sites or businesses like Flyrobe! 

Not Wanting To Wear A Lehenga At All

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While many have a dream of getting the lehenga of their dreams, some brides-to-be don’t actually dream of a lehenga at all and it’s absolutely alright! 

For B-Town celebrity like Dia Mirza, she chose to opt for a red saree instead of a lehenga and we all were very much comfortable with the idea. If we can be comfortable with a celebrity opting for a saree on her special day, then why not for a common person like us ourselves? 

Read More- Brides Who Broke Stereotypes In 2021

Not Wanting A Grand Wedding Affair 

A grand wedding is not a dream for many either. There is always a choice for many brides-to-be and grooms-to-be to have an intimate wedding. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, this idea has become that of accepting nature and has been a much-appreciated way of getting married. 

Having an intimate wedding allows the marrying couple to share their valuable day with their loved ones, without spending a great deal of money which also could be spent doing other things like a grand honeymoon or making an investment like buying an apartment or a house! 

Wearing Shoes Instead Of Heels 

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It is always thought that a girl or the bride-to-be should be wearing heels. Why is that? 

Many brides-to-be have started opting for footwear that is flat in nature like shoes. There are many designers that make customized shoes on your demand, matching your lehenga and the creativity you wish to see on your shoes. 

Wearing a pair of shoes allows the bride to dance as freely as possible. With startup brands taking progress in the upcoming vendor markets, there are a million options available with a variety of customizations that can be made at a range of prices, whatever suits your budget.

You can now get your initials or your wedding hashtag also carved onto your shoes to make it into a special artifact to be kept at home as a memory for later generations! 

Read More- 5 Memorable Bridal Entry Ideas To Try At Intimate Weddings To Spellbind All Your Wedding Guests In A Flash

Having A Second Marriage 

Having a second marriage has always been taboo in India. For years, our ancestors disregarded the practice and asked the widow to live her life as a widow and take care of the child while working. 

This has drastically shifted over time and we are really grateful for that. A second marriage should have nothing to do with what other people have to say. Rather, it should be the decision of the widow and her children alone!

Wearing Spectacles

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It is believed that women look gracious without a pair of spectacles, but why is that? 

We have seen multiple women wearing spectacles at their weddings and look absolutely stunning. It should solely be the choice of the woman who is getting married. A pair of spectacles is not what decides who looks beautiful and who doesn’t! 

Have something to add to our list? Connect with us over our official Instagram handle and let us know in the comment section. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more stories and updates! 


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