Bengali Matrimony: A cosmopolitan outlook  

Bengali Matrimony: A cosmopolitan outlook

In our country, wedding is celebrated in a festive mood. Each family member including the relatives and friends commend wedding in a merry disposition and take great pride in the event. Indian wedding is a symbol of Indian culture and happiness. It is world renowned for its charm. 
 
Marriage is the most beautiful and adored moment not for it gets couple knotted but also it gives a platform to family and friends to assemble again and cherish the bond between their loved one. 
 
Bengali people are considered emotional and very deeply rooted in their culture. The same reflects in their matrimonial system too. Bengali marriage exhibits a beautiful amalgamation of culture since it is enriched with rituals of both bride and groom’s sides. Bengali wedding is a right occasion where one can witness a right blend of festivities and poise. Nowadays many things are changing in Bengali wedding.
 
Cross-Culture wedding
 
Bengali youth are now opened to wedding in non-Bengali positions as well. An increasing trend is the fusion of the Bengali and Marwari culture. Due to high predominance of Marwaris in West Bengal, marriages are being planned and realised within these two communities. The Marwaris residing in West Bengal tend to adopt the Bengali culture and the way of living. In this manner, they are opened to marry in the Bengali community and vice-versa, only required is a match with comparative taste for art and music and they are good to go.
 
Online Matrimonial superseding Traditional Search 
 
Earlier folks used to search future spouse on their own or parents played this role with the assistance of relatives. But now, onlinematrimony services has assumed this part. There are different matrimonial sites that go about as matchmakers and locate the ideal match and have ended up being an extraordinary help for the parents.
 
These sites have search options and list of prospects. They are devoted to furnish the families with the perfect match. The subtle details of prospects like caste, religion, education or occupation can be found on these sites. Users can avail free registration and can look for profiles through advanced search options on the website and reach them via Chat, SMS, and email.
 
Old Traditions blurred 
 
With the evolving times but hectic time schedules, couples of customs in Bengali weddings have transformed into new one and the rituals and ceremonies are cut short. People now prefer things get done faster therefore time consuming ceremonies especially pre wedding ceremonies spanning several days are vanished. Though the spirit is still high irrespective of how short the ceremony is.
Change in attire and jewellery
 
Designer wedding garments are in vogue. A traditional Bengali bride used to dress up in a red Banarasi saree and a red veil which now has been replaced by designer lehengas and designer suits. The traditional wear for groom that is kurta and dhoti are gone and sherwanis are in trend. 
 
Modernizing the Traditional wedding 
 
Other things have also changed like way old traditional style of shehnai music is taken over by DJ music. The way of celebration and various other trends have changed. The wedding organizing work is given to event management teams and wedding planners. The destination wedding is a relative new trend. The pre-wedding and post-wedding photography is very popular and so much more.
 

 
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