Monday, February 24, 2014

Significance of Mehendi in wedding

Mehendi represents the bond of matrimony and is therefore, considered a ‘shagun’. It signifies the love and affection between the couple and their families.
Here are some popular beliefs that are associated with this tradition:
  • The darkness of the mehendi colour on a bride’s hand represents the deep love between the would-be-couple.
  • The mehendi colour also shows the love and understanding between the bride and her mother-in-law.
  • The longer the mehendi retains its colour, the more auspicious it is for the newlyweds.
  • Mehendi is also deemed to be a symbolic representation of fertility.
Mehendi or henna is known for its medicinal properties. It has a cooling effect that aids in soothing stress, headaches and fevers. Mehendi herb is also very beneficial for growth of nails. So, mehendi is applied to relieve the bride and groom of all the wedding stress. It also protects them from any viral diseases before the wedding.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wedding Invitation

A wedding invitation is a letter asking the recipient to attend a wedding. It is typically written in formal, third-person language and mailed five to eight weeks before the wedding date.

Like any other invitation, it is the privilege and duty of the host—historically, for younger brides in Western culture, the mother of the bride, on behalf of the bride's family—to issue invitations, either by sending them herself or causing them to be sent, either by enlisting the help of relatives, friends, or her social secretary to select the guest list and address envelopes, or by hiring a service.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Dictionary of Indian Matrimonial

Marriage is highly regarded in the Indian community and this has led to the rise in the number of matrimonial sites, which are mainly favored by Indians both abroad and at home as they are charged with uploading those who have registered Profiles onto databases.
There are many people who are making billions of dollars through the internet by indulging themselves into web based Indian matrimonial activities. They are the ones who have entirely exploited the prospective of finding suitors for potential Indians across the globe, but at a price of course. Indians are quite popular with such services, given the fact that their backgrounds are unique in their own way with issues such as caste being a factor to be considered whenever individuals decide to find their chosen suitors. 
It is therefore these deep seated religious tangles that have seen Indians indulge in matrimony based on certain features. Indians value their traditional backgrounds; there are websites that have been devoted to provide for certain languages and communities.
Online matrimony is slowly taking over and many Indians across the world have found themselves resort to the service for matters marriage and as a result the traditional old fashioned arranged marriage is being edged out, mainly due to the fact that technology has brought with it new ways in which the media has used to bring out to the world some of the much intended cultural practices. Young girls have been known to be forced out of school and into early marriages to people nearly thrice their ages. This has seen globally condemnation directed to the practice and as a result the more learned Indians have now shunned it.
High enrollment rates into Indian matrimonial sites among Indian girls are normally when they are between the ages of eighteen years to twenty three.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Wedding Ring Importance

Your wedding ring is one of the most important pieces of jewellery you will wear in your lifetime. It symbolises the promise and commitment you and your partner have made to each other for life.
Your wedding day is such an important event in your life. Its a day where you express your feelings for each other and commit yourselves to spend the rest of your lives together.
Your ring, as a symbol of your love for each other, is also a symbol of your style, personality and your shared bond with your partner. Its so important to have a wedding ring that represents you and your relationship with each other.
You and your partners ring should be loved by you individually and also together, connecting you and reminding you of your love for each other.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Study : Men Like Women Who Resemble Their Moms

According to a new study conducted in Finland, men are more likely to marry women who resemble their mothers. Researchers compared photos of 70 married couples’ parents and significant others to come to this conclusion. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that boys are looking for mom-replacements, whether it’s a woman who cooks like mom, cleans like mom or micromanages like mom. Who knew they also wanted to marry someone who literally looks like their mom?
Imagine a woman were to meet her boyfriend’s mom and she looked just like her; how uncomfortable would that be for both parties? Then, there would be the aftermath: it would sink in that he probably views his woman more as a caretaker than an object of sexual attraction. Which begs the question: when men are finally ready to settle down, do they switch gears? Is it more about nurturing and less about partnership or are they two sides of the same token?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

86% Women Want a Sensitive Man, Claims Study

While there may be someone out there who’s perfect for you, we all know the ‘Perfect’ person simply doesn’t exist. Still, researchers wanted to know what qualities women want in men, and their results reveal ‘The Perfect Man.’ According to a poll conducted by Austin Reed (UK-based fashion retailer), the perfect man earns about $77K a year, drinks beer and drives an Audi.
That’s not it! Women also want men to have stylish clothes, a good body and a clean-shaven face. In fact, in the survey conducted on 2,000 women, they list those qualities as a ‘must.’ The perfect guy also can swim, ride a bike, and make family his top priority. Anything else? Yes! 86% of women polled say they want a sensitive man who calls his mom regularly and cries while watching emotional movies.
Here’s a complete list of qualities the perfect man apparently possesses:
► 6 feet tall
►Toned and athletic
► Brown eyes
► Short dark hair
► Smart dress sense
► Beer drinker
► Non-smoker
► Wears smart jeans, shirt and a V-neck jumper
► Gets ready in 17 minutes
► Stylish
► Wants a family
► Earns £48,000 ($77,000) a year
► Loves shopping
► Eats meat
► Clean shaven
► Smooth chest
► Watches soaps
► Enjoys watching football
► Drives an Audi
► Educated to degree level
► Earns more than his other half
► Jokes around and has a laugh
► Sensitive when his wife/girlfriend is upset
► Says ‘I love you’ only when he means it
► Admits it when he looks at other women
► Has a driver’s license
► Can swim
► Can ride a bike
► Can change a tire
► Calls mom regularly

Friday, December 13, 2013

8 Secret Things about Marriage that Couples Should Know

1. Girls, are you ready to imitate your mother-in-law?

Immediately after marriage, your doting boyfriend vanishes. He now wants you to imbibe his mother’s qualities. Get ready to cook, care and run the house like her. You are compared to your mother-in-law and unknowingly you two are put up to compete with each other, time and again.

2. Husbands are you ready to pick sides?

Sometimes situations will crop up when you would have to make a decision whether to agree with your mother or your wife. Both these ladies play an important role in your life, but once you give your opinion, get ready to be emotionally tortured, forever. Don’t expect any help from your father. He has already learnt his lesson in vanishing from the scene.

3. You are his new nanny!

After marriage, the husband’s family expects the newly-wed 'bahu' to change the bad habits of her husband overnight. It is like his parents got him married so that they can wash their hands off his responsibility. Duh, what were the parents doing all these years?

4. Reveal your expenses but never ask hers

After marriage, be ready to give a detailed expense report to your wife. You might have to give a complete power point presentation as well! But remember while you are giving details of every rupee you spend, you can never dare to question your wife’s expenditures. Learn this mantra that she strongly believes your money is hers and her money is hers, only.

5. Gender equality is kept out of the kitchen

The traditional perception of women managing the house remains unchanged even in this modern age. Your husband gets applauded even if he attempts to toast a piece of bread and burns it, while your hard work would be labelled as your duty.

6. She tells her mom, everything!

Husbands get prepared to find out that your mother-in-law knows about each and every aspect of your married life. Your wife shares all tits and bits with her mother. But don’t even think about doing the same, because if she gets to know that you share details with your family, you will never hear the end of it!

7. His parents are family, yours are just guests

Girls, after marriage you take care of your in-laws just like your own family, but your parents will remain guests in your husband's home. You are expected to play the role of an ideal daughter to your in-laws, whereas your husband always remains a 'jamai raja' for your family.

8. Arguments never take a rational path

Arguments are common when two different beings are staying together. To satisfy his inherent male ego, your husband will need to have the last word in any argument. While to satisfy your wife’s emotional needs, husbands should be the first one to apologise.