In our patriarchal society, these beautiful brides carved their own rituals as they shattered the stereotype in a very beautiful way. Here are some of such brides that inspired many in their own special way:
1. Marrying at the right age
Suhasini Mulay got married at the age of 60. Mulay was in a long live-in relationship that ended in 1990. She told HT, “You are getting committed because you want to, not because society is pushing you. There is enough pressure from friends, country men, luckily not from my mother, who I wanted him to meet first. We got married within one and a half months of meeting each other on January 16, 2011.”
2. During Bridal Entry, Brothers hold phoolon ki chaadar
As per our customs, we only see brothers carrying Phoolon ki Chaadar as bride makes an entry. Katrina broke the stereotype as her sisters carried the same for her. “Growing up, we sisters always protected each other. They are my pillars of strength and we keep each other grounded… May it always stay that way,” she wrote.
In the country, where people are obsessed with a “big-fat Indian wedding”, Yami Gautam and Aditya have set an inspiring exception. Their simple wedding touched the hearts of many. Many got inspired by the simplicity of this wedding when Yami Gautam shared how she wore her mother’s saree for her own wedding.
4. Brides Should Be Shy & Quiet At Their Wedding
As per our social norms, Indian brides are expected to be shy and sit quietly like a beautiful yet delicate showpiece. Because, that’s what “good, well behaved” women do or so is believed by our society.