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    Asian Weddings In England Vs Asian Weddings Back Home

    Seating plans vs aunties deciding who they wanna gossip with.

    1. In England: Weddings start promptly at 6pm.

    Back home: Weddings start not-so-promptly at 11pm.

    2. In England: Weddings tend to take place in hotels and manor houses.

    Back home: Weddings take place in marquees that block off entire roads.

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    And sometimes you'll find a wedding marquee blocking off the road to your house, which is inconvenient to say the least.

    3. In England: Family members travel from all over the world and stay in hotels near the wedding venue.

    Back home: The entire family stays at the bride or groom's house, known as the "Shaadi Ki Ghar".

    4. In England: Weddings have nice seating charts and every guest sits in their assigned seat.

    Back home: The seating order is chosen at random by the aunties who decide which friends they want to sit with.

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    Name cards and seating charts are unheard of and the whole crowd spends the night mingling.

    5. In England: Weddings have a restricted guest list that maxes out at around 300 due to a lack of space at the venue.

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    And because Asian wedding guest lists are always so long, cuts have to be made.

    Back home: The wedding guest list will start at around 500 people, but could easily reach 1,000.

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    Basically, the whole city is invited.

    6. In England: Brides can wear any colour they like, including white.

    Back home: The bride will wear red and only red.

    7. In England: There are stag and hen dos and a rehearsal dinner before the big day, but basically all the action happens within a 12-hour period.

    Back home: There will be so many different wedding events that no one really knows which day the wedding took place on.

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    There is an event celebrating every single moment of the bride and groom's lives, and the bride wears a different outfit each time.

    8. In England: Weddings involve a routine dance followed by general dancing.

    Back home: Weddings are basically massive dance floors for everyone.

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    The wedding turns into one big party from the moment the bride and groom are in the building.

    9. In England: Swanky cars are used for the bride and groom's arrival and getaway.

    Back home: Animals are used for the bride and groom's arrival and getaway.

    10. In England: Wedding guests are treated to a sit-down dinner.

    Back home: Food tends to be served as part of a buffet, and the queues are always endless.

    11. In England: Weddings end around midnight.

    Back home: Weddings last all night and into the early hours.

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