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Hello! We are so glad you’re here.

Black Book for the Indian Bride was conceived with one aim in mind: to celebrate the Indian bride. Along with real life weddings that have managed to steal our hearts, we gather every information brides-to-be may need as a preparation for their big day. That is not to say single ladies aren’t welcome. We are all allowed to dream, aren’t we? Besides these, our blog features honeymoon destinations, wedding planners, wedding videographers and photographers, saree boutiques that include online stores, and more.

Needless to say, us folks here at the Black Book For The Indian Bride are a sucker for all things Indian. Always talked about and known for their grandeur, Indian weddings have much more to them than the vibrancy and glamor that catches your eye. They are deeply rooted in tradition, incorporating rituals that have been around for centuries, and are essentially a marriage of two families. It is a once in a lifetime occasion that unites two souls as one.

Stereotypically associated only with Hindu/Punjabi marriages (damn you Bollywood), Indian marriages in reality encompass 7 other religions as well- Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Jainism and Judaism. But that is just one part of the big glossy picture. Marriage ceremonies associated with these religions are further divided based on which part of India the wedding parties are from.{For example, a Goan Christian wedding can in no way strike any resemblance to a Malayalee Christian Wedding. This has a lot to do with remnants of Portuguese influences in the former, and the Syrian liturgy followed in the latter. A Thamizh Hindu wedding would be totally different from a Telugu Hindu wedding.} However the love and affection displayed by families, extended families, relatives, friends, friends of friends, chauffeurs, nannies, your entire neighborhood while growing up on your big day, are quintessentially Indian.

Like to have your wedding or a dear one’s featured here? Sure! Write to us at bbfortheib{at}gmail.com with the subject ‘Submissions’. We would love to write about your beautiful wedding.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. I love this blog! So informative. We have had a small personal marriage already but our big wedding part is next year (so my family can arrange to come to India from England). Will definitely be following for tips on planning our wedding. Lauren x

    • Thank you so much, Lauren.
      Quite frankly, we got so excited when we stumbled upon your blog and read your story.. Love truly is the most powerful force in the world! And it’s such a pleasure to meet someone as enthusiastic about India, especially it’s weddings.
      Wish you a beautiful, stress-free wedding and an amazing life ahead. Welcome to India! 🙂

      • Awww THANK YOU so much! I have admired Indian weddings since I was a child, never imagining I would have one of my own- let alone in India itself. Thank you so much for your supportive words, so happy to have come across your blog dedicated to my favourite topic! x

  2. This is a great idea! When we were in India, we were lucky enough to go to two weddings, one quite grand and another more modest . We loved the food at the first and the henna hands we received at the second. One night, after dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Ahmedabad, there was another wedding procession in the wonderful silver carriage and even fireworks in the street. My first glimpse was on one of my first days when I saw the wonderful white Mercedes car filled with the groom and his family on the way to the bride’s home. The thing I thought quite funny was that the car was covered with flowers which in the US would signal a funeral! Unusual choice of metaphor! Incredible India! Namaste. . . Anne

    Thanks for following my blog!

    • It is so nice to read about your adventures in India, Anne. There are similar differences within the Indian community as well. For example, Indian Christian brides are expected to wear white on their wedding day whereas in the Indian Hindu community white is worn to funerals. It’s funny and fascinating! Thank you so much for dropping by, Namaste 🙂

      • I knew that red and gold are Indian bridal colors or at least when we went. White i pretty much the tradtional color in the States, too, but if some brides where colors…a choice really. White for funerals… yes lots of white in Veranasi! Thanks for the tip! Namaste….

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