African American Wedding

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The weddings in my culture are very traditional. The jumping the broom has become one of the most popular African American traditions of a wedding. The original purpose was lost over the years, because of the association with slavery. During slavery, we were not allowed to practice, our traditional rituals of our past. After getting married, the bride and groom jumps over the broom which symbolizes the entrance of a new life and their creation of a new family. This shows the respect of a couple being as one and coming together. In today 's time, the jumping of the broom is usually performed after the minister pronounces the man and wife married. Usually after the wedding, there is a reception where the family and friends party and celebrate …show more content…
Indian weddings are traditionally multi- day affairs, it involves many intricate ceremonies , wedding is typically three parts which are pre wedding, main and post - wedding. The Mehndi event is a colorful and fun celebration held the night before the wedding which is usually done by the women side of the family. They will usually hire a professional or somebody in the family will apply henna to the hands or feet of the bride and other women of the family. The designs symbolize joy, beauty, and spiritually awaken. According to beau - coup.com the pre wedding includes all types of things , they usually prepare everything the night before where each side of the family meet up dance and enjoy everyone company. A person called a pandit selects the day of the wedding for the bride and groom based on their horoscope. This is very different from the way my culture does things because we do the wedding and reception on the same day. Relatives of the bride and groom greet each other with garlands. Garlands are presented to the guests of honor instead of corsages, lots of flowers and rose petals are thrown for good luck. The parents of the bride and groom do not eat before the wedding because they want to remain pure for the occasion. During the ceremony there will be a cord tied around the couple neck to protect them from evil and which it 's tied typically by their elders to the bride or groom. “ The mangala sutra is a cord with two gold pendants and is tied in three knots by the groom to symbolize the bonding of the two souls for 100 years. This necklace lets others know that the bride is

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