Flowers for A Hindu Wedding

For my wedding I'm not looking for the usual. I don't want bouquets or boutonnieres. What flowers do Hindu weddings have?1) Jai Mala garlands (also called Var mala)When a Hindu bride and groom come together, they usually exchange flower garlands that are like giant leis.     This blog has a tutorial on how you can make your own strands of carnations: (They recommend 20 carnations per foot of garland)If creating … [Read more...]

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Hindu Readings for the Wedding Ceremony

I don't want our wedding ceremony to be too long, particularly since it's outdoors in the heat of summer. Readings weren't something I was considering. But I've been hearing about different ceremony ideas lately and some of them talk about readings, which got me wondering about what kind of Hindu readings there might be.And then my father told me that he had something that he had always planned to read at my wedding. He pulled out a well-folded piece of paper with this quote from a guru of … [Read more...]

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