“Brides must wear red on their wedding day.”

“The bride has to touch the groom’s feet.”

“You should get married in your early 20s.”

These are some stereotypes and so-called ‘wedding rules’ that couples getting married in India have to adhere to kyun ki riti, rivaz aur parampara se upar kuch nahi hai. 

But hey, it’s the 21st century now so thankfully, the trend is changing for the better. Take these instances for example where couples or families broke stereotypes about what/how marriage should be like?

1. These two adorable grooms broke the conventional rules of marriage and tied the knot in a low-key ceremony, filling our hearts with love.

Amit Shah and Aditya Madiraju got married at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in New Jersey in July 2019 and their romantic photoshoot had the internet cheering for them. 

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2. This Desi bride bitched the traditional lehenga and wore a pantsuit to her wedding.

On September 2020, Sanjana Rishi from New Delhi opted for a pantsuit for her wedding. Why, so? Because she believes bridal looks don’t necessarily have to fit a mould or cultural. 

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3. Who can forget Diipa Khosla’s epic wedding? This Indo-Dutch couple touched each other’s feet at their wedding and also adopted each other’s surnames as a mark of mutual respect for one another.

Back in 2018, Diipa Khosla and her then-fiance Oleg Buller proved to us that mutual respect is as important as love in a marriage. Now, Oleg calls himself Oleg E.H. Büller-Khosla, Diipa is Diipa Büller-Khosla. 

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