10 Types of People You Meet at Desi Weddings
Indian weddings are all about emotions, songs, dances, universal razzmatazz, vibrant colours, big crowds and, amongst them the distinct people. Perhaps you will identify someone who fits into one or maybe relate it to yourself!
1. The Matchmaker:
This auntie is surprised to see you all grown up. She fails to remember that evolution exists and it’s okay to be an inch or two taller from the last time you met. She knows almost everyone who is single and can help you with their biodatas at the snap of your fingers. She will be the one talking with the youngsters and parents alike and try to hook up someone with the other one. She is the proud lady who can easily boast of her “successful arranged marriage stint” and can guarantee yours too.
2. The Drunk Uncle:
He’s the one that is spending most of his time at the bar. You will often find his speech slurred, but will be multitasking by singing, dancing, drinking whilst holding a bottle of premium scotch. His moves are made epic in wedding albums. He’s the crucial party starter who towards the end of the night will be dancing away his joys and sorrows.
3. The Dancing Queen:
She has been able to dazzle everyone with her latest Bollywood moves. Yes, she is the one that has people amazed with her ten-minute choreography to steal the show. She wants all eyes on her and will go to any length to make herself the centre of attention. There is just no way she is going home unnoticed. She may be the one you initially confuse the bride for.
4. The Judgmental One:
He or she is the one who will have a judgement to pass on almost anything and everything. They will only have opinions about everyone without any backing of any facts. Every detail of the wedding will be scrutinized from the attire, food, the decor, to the relationship between the bride and the groom.
5. The Nosy Neighbour:
She will be the one hunting and fishing for every detail of the wedding. She is much like the judgemental one, but only cares about information from various sources. Her priorities include finding how much does the groom earn, how expensive is the lehenga, did the brother really go to US, did the sister in law have an affair with someone outside and blah blah.
6. The Stressed One:
This aunt or uncle maybe a distant relative, but has it in them to stress about almost everything. They are usually the elderly folks who are respected by everyone, but their stress levels run so high that people tend to fear about their health.
7. The Let Me Take A Selfie:
She is the one pouting and showing off her amazing designer clothes who can’t stop clicking until the battery drains out completely. After all, everything that you do or are about to do needs to be put up on social media. There is a selfie, bridefie, groupfie, and God knows what all – you name it, and it is sure to be snapped.
8. The Baby Monsters:
You’ll see them running around, munching on desserts, clutching on to your clothes, making people trip, spilling food on your designer clothes, or just plain crying and disrupting everything that is within 20 feet.
9. The Freeloaders:
Desi weddings are aptly called ‘The Big Fat Indian Wedding’. These people have an appetite fit for an elephant, perhaps. They are the ones eyeing the food counters more cautiously than the bride’s entry. For them, there may be no tomorrow and whatever is available is only for today. These don’t care about anything, but for the food because come on, it’s food – its life – it’s bae. Nuff said!
Yes! Us! Judging each of the above while silently chasing waiters with toothpicks in our hands! So, yes, the venues and menus may change every wedding, but the list of attendees will remain almost the same! Do you agree? Drop us a comment and let us know your views!