In old days the parents of boys and girls who are about to get married used to search for compatible life partners. The father of son used to visit the girl’s house and ask her certain questions and after getting satisfactory answers they would fix the marriage. The times have changed and boys and girls used to decide their life partner on their own. For that matter before fixing an official meeting at the girl’s place, the boy exchange the photos with girl, on the basis of photograph they see if they like the person in photo then and only then the meeting gets fixed. This practice has continued till date. Initially it was through exchange of physical photos now it’s online, through Facebook and other matrimonial sites. Matrimonial photography plays a very important role in making people.
Whenever you read word engagement you visualise rings, commitment and a beginning of new relations between 2 families. Engagement is an important pre-wedding ritual which is done in almost all parts of the world. Rings are not necessarily exchanged in every ethnicity, but vows to take care of the bride are given to bride’s family by groom and his family. Engagement is also imperative in increasing the bonding between 2 families as they are going to become each other’s relatives, as it gives an opportunity to know each other better.Engagement ceremonies are uniform across most religion and ethnicities across India, differing in nuances and details of the rituals. In some cases, the engagement ceremony marks the formal announcement of the betrothal, while in others it marks the ceremony where the official date of the wedding is determined. In some cultures the engagement precedes the actual wedding. The Hindu tradition of ‘Vagdanam’ dates back to Vedic ages, and it involves the groom’s family giving their words to the bride’s family that they will accept their daughter and will be responsible for her future wellbeing.In Hindu religion, engagement is an important pre-wedding ritual which is done with great pomp and splendour. It involves worshipping gods, taking blessings of elders, followed by ring ceremony, buffet and photos with near and dear ones. Gifts and sweets are exchanged between 2 families. Engagement is known by different names such as ‘Sagai’, ‘Mangani’, ‘Sakharpuda’, ‘Vangnishchay’,’Nishchayam’. In Marathi it is called ‘Sakharpuda’, which literally means ‘sugar box’. It marks the first puja of the wedding celebrations and can take place several weeks before the wedding date. The puja is done by both groom’s and bride’s families together and at the end of the puja the families feed each other sugar as a celebration of formalization of the union.
he most recent trend in photography is pre wedding photo shoot. Pre wedding is most popular in India. It is done because:
1. Mostly if the marriage is arranged marriage, pre wedding gives ample time for bride and groom to spend some quality time together and to know each other
2. During wedding, couple doesn’t get the chance to wear the clothes of their choice. They have to wear new clothes, heavy makeup and jewellery, have to be in front of crowd of relatives. Whereas, in pre wedding they can wear clothes of their choice. There is not heavy jewellery, makeup. Everything is comfortable and less gaudy. They are to enjoy each other’s company, which is not possible during wedding.
3. It’s perfect time to come close to each other and understand each other, enjoy the chemistry which is rarely possible in any wedding ritual.
4. How many professional shoots have you done in your life? Not once. Correct? So why not do a professional shoot just before your wedding day? Don’t you want to flaunt your perfect body which you have made after slogging for hours in gym? Or the perfect skin which you have achieved by spending thousands of rs in parlour? Pre wedding is the perfect time to do it. There is no interference of relatives, friends. It’s just you and your would be spouse and good location.