Indian weddings have a charm of their own. As per the tradition the wedding is primarily organized by the bride's family, however, the reception might be an exception. Reception ceremony is celebrated just after the main wedding day. It is the first public appearance of the newly wed couple after their marriage. The reception is usually organized by the family of the groom and is a sort of a grand party. The friends and associates mainly from the groom side attend this ceremony. From the bride side, only the close members are invited.
This is a celebration time for both the families as they rejoice over
their new accord. The reception ceremony also serves as an opportunity
for the bride to know the acquaintances and associates of the groom's
family. This is the time when the bride finally represents herself as an
important member of her new family. Reception ceremonies are therefore
arranged from the groom's side to make the world know that they have a
new member and they celebrate her arrival. It is an extension of the
Reception parties are laid with sumptuous food to treat the guests a
little more. It is accompanied by good music and ambience to add to the
zing. Unlike all the ceremonies, the reception does not include any
rituals. It is a light event which is basically organized to provide
opportunity to those people who could not attend the wedding.
Nevertheless, this celebration of this ceremony depends totally upon the
whims and fancies of the groom's side. It is a matter of individual
choice to organize a reception party, as it is not deemed compulsory.