Kerala matrimony is a very crisp and short ceremony that is held at day time. The most admirable location to organized these weddings are typical: the bride’s home, though people are changing this tradition these days and conducting weddings in convention venues, luxury wedding destinations and other places in which both parties are agreed and feel comfortable. Whether it’s a lavish wedding having long guests list, or simple wedding the rituals are same everywhere and followed in a similar way like it is done in Malayalee wedding. Here are some pre-wedding bridal dressing styles and rituals of Kerala matrimony.
Malayalee wedding custom seeks the blessing of elders: Prior going to the wedding venue in order to tie the sacred nuptial knot, the groom and bride seek to bless from their elders at their own houses. Thereafter, the bride gets ready for mandapam or venue. Bride’s family and friends help her dressing up for the main ceremony. Usually, brides wear silk sarees for their wedding. Though, the bride can wear whatever they want to in terms of saree or Lehenga. Brides usually accessorized with typical gold jewelry and her hair is braided with embellished flowers mainly jasmine.
Muhurtham: At this occasion, brides usually wear simple saree that goes with the event. In this ceremony usually, horoscopes are matched of the bride and the groom so nothing heavy and embellished attires are needed. A simple elegant saree in silk would do the needful.
The Nichayam ceremony: In this ceremony would-be brides like to wear Lehenga or gown that is embellished and look elegant. Kerala brides generally stress on sarees but times are changing now and their tastes are changing as well. They like to wear light embroidered Lehenga or gown for the engagement ceremony. Malayalee brides are usually opting for Lehenga or heavy designer sarees for their Kerala matrimony and wear something light for their Nichayam ceremony.
The Mehendi ceremony: Girls like to prefer wearing delicate Lehenga on their wedding ceremony mainly in yellow color. They want to look beautiful and more feminine. Brides like to adorn bright shades of colors in pink and yellow on their mehndi ceremony. She wants to choose all dresses individually for all occasion and like to wear something different on all occasions. They like to go for Lehenga or simple Anarkali suit for the Mehendi ceremony. Different cuts suits are quite in fashion and brides want all different looks on her pre-wedding ceremonies.
Nuptial Ceremony: Brides like to wear gold and ivory saree on their nuptial ceremony and this is also considered as traditional attire for the wedding. But as the trend is changing, more and more brides are choosing latest fashion bridal dress in bright colors. They prefer designer Lehenga, gown style ready to wear saree and much more. They are not behind in experimenting with their look.
Kerala matrimony is very simple and hence the attires worn by brides are not very heavy or embroidered ones but at the same time, they like to go for something different yet stylish.