Desis Share Pics Of Their Moms As Brides & It’s Reminding Us Of Simpler Times

Designer lehenga? Check✔️
Pre-wedding photoshoot? Check✔️
Bridal makeup artist and a stylist? Check✔️
Destination wedding? Check✔️

Indian weddings nowadays are all about glitz and glamour, pomp and show. We have brides deciding between Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi, grooms making a grand entrance to the venue, the caterer serving a 500-course meal across 50 cuisines, and wedding venues that can hold 2000 odd people. On top of that, there’s a good chunk of people who want a destination wedding. If it’s in India. then Udaipur. If abroad, then Italy!

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However, weddings back in the day were very simple. If you ever happen to go through your parents’ wedding album, you would know that most weddings in the past used to take place in one’s home. People who had houses that couldn’t hold many people would book community centres or local wedding halls. Brides were mostly dressed up by female members of the family and their looks were both simple and traditional.

It was a much simpler time and many people online have been sharing pictures of their mothers as brides to vouch for it. Many of these women wore little jewellery and different coloured sarees, not just red. Have a look:

Movies, especially mainstream Bollywood cinema have convinced society that one needs to have a ‘big fat Indian wedding’. We really don’t need it. 🙂

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