A wedding is a ceremony or gathering of people where all the relatives, neighbors are united.As there are many cultures and traditions in India, there are different styles in wedding.Depending on the countries and religions it varies.Most of the couples and their respective families exchange gifts, rings, symbolic item, flowers, money,cars , bikes, flats and many more in a wedding.Special and new garments are worn by everyone who attended the marriage.Just after the day of marriage there will be a special function.Depending on the region, religion and status the cultural events in the wedding varies.But music, poetry, prayers, dance programs and few more are also commonly seen in many of the marriages.
Food is considered as a very special and integrated part of any occasion in India.In any persons life marriage is a special occasion and one will remember it in his/her lifetime.Along with the grand decorations and arrangements made, the food menu in a wedding will be very grand with lots of specials and the food is simply delicious.Many of the people from the family side, neighbors everyone will talk about the grand feast even after the marriage is completed.The type of food and dishes provided depends on the couples, religion, tradition, state and many other factors.However, the basics items remain same in any part of the country, but the additional items may vary.Now we can see more varieties of food items in weddings around India.
Indian wedding food:
In the north Indian weddings we can find lot of lavish food varieties.The guests are given most priority and are welcomed with most interest.As soon as the guests enter the wedding they are served with finger foods and snacks.After that they are also served with drinks like soft drinks, coffee, soups, juices, mocktails, etc.In some weddings, mostly Punjabi weddings liquor is also served.This goes on till the pheras, after which the wedding is complete.After the completion of this, main dishes are served.Later delicious deserts and fruit salads are offered.The most usual things that we can find almost every marriage we appear is the Dal Makhani, Shahi Paneer, Pulao, Mixed Veg and Chicken.Apart from these the main feast includes some of the other north Indian varieties as well.
While coming to the wedding in west.In a traditional Maharashtrian wedding, the food is served on freshly washed banana leaves.The guests at the dining place will be seated on chatais or wooden planks while eating.In their wedding meal no onion or garlic is used in cooking.The dishes in Maharashtrain wedding are completely vegetarian.Apart from the meals different varieties of desserts like basundi, jalebi and few more are served.The main dish is finally ended by taking butter milk and paan.Whereas in Gujarati wedding snacks and drinks are followed by the main meal.The main meal consists of Rotli, daal, rice and sabzi, apart from other dishes.The dessert is served in the end.
The main feast of the Bengali wedding consists of snack, finger foods and drinks.The veg dishes consists of Poto Posto, Begun, Bhaja and the non vegetarian dishes consists of Muri Ghonto and few more.As most of the eastern states consume large amounts of fishes in fish is a part of their main meal.The Bengali dishes consists of Macher Kaalia and it contains sweets like Roshogulla and Mishti Doi.If we consider Bihari wedding feast, it contains lots of sweets, in snacks as well as main course.After that both vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes are served along with rice.In Bihari wedding rice is the main highlight.There wont be any alcoholic drinks in the Bihari wedding.
In most of the south Indian marriages the wedding ceremony is conducted early in the morning.In this region also the guests are served finger foods, along with the drinks, like nimboo pani, fresh juice, coffee, etc.After the marriage is completed i.e., when the bride and groom are declared husband and wife, the main food is served.Like in Maharashtrian wedding,the food in south India is served on banana leaves, with the guests sitting on the floor.After the completion of the main meal dessert and fruit salad are served.After their meal is completed they wish the newly married couple once again, bless them and take their leave.
The wedding feast in the Northeastern side includes large amount of non vegetarian dishes along with the finger foods, snacks.In the non vegetarian varieties we can find at least one fish variety especially in case of weddings in Tripura and Assam.Apart from that, you will be offered to a few vegetarian dishes also.In vegetarian food one of the variety will be containing bamboo shoots.The dishes that are made up of rice are highlight of the feast.In most of the marriages that are held in India rice is a common dish.After the main meal is completed the people at the wedding are served with different varieties of desserts.After that drinks are served which might include noodle soup and also usual juices and soft drinks.