Asian Weddings In England Vs Asian Weddings Back Home
Seating plans vs aunties deciding who they wanna gossip with.
In England: Weddings start promptly at 6pm.
Back home: Weddings start not-so-promptly at 11pm.
In England: Weddings tend to take place in hotels and manor houses.
Back home: Weddings take place in marquees that block off entire roads.
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".
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.
In England: Weddings have a restricted guest list that maxes out at around 300 due to a lack of space at the venue.
Back home: The wedding guest list will start at around 500 people, but could easily reach 1,000.
In England: Brides can wear any colour they like, including white.
Back home: The bride will wear red and only red.
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.
In England: Weddings involve a routine dance followed by general dancing.
Back home: Weddings are basically massive dance floors for everyone.
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.
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.
In England: Weddings end around midnight.
Back home: Weddings last all night and into the early hours.
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