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Tamil Wedding: 10 Things You Have To Know Before You Go

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When you step foot into a Tamil wedding ceremony, you’ll feel like you’re walking into a royal affair. Tamil weddings (Hindu ones, at least), embrace the use of gold, red hues and pay attention to all the small details.


“One of the unique features of a Tamil wedding is the use of red and saffron colours to empower richness in the décor — these colours are symbolic of purity and sensuality,” says Shawn Bala of wedding planning services Elegant Affairs based in Toronto.


Tamil weddings are based around the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism (the Vedas), but also incorporate a modern touch for both the bride and groom. Typically, a priest determines the date or month the couple should be married by looking at auspicious dates within the Hindu calender. The priest is also needed throughout the ceremony, Bala adds, as he is the one who officiates the couple.


With a guest list of over 250 people, you can expect a large family gathering at Tamil weddings. During the wedding, the parents of the bride and groom are considered just important as the couple. Continue reading at Huffington Post.