Indian wedding ceremony itself is a long and stretched out procedure when almost all the Hindu deities are worshipped besides asking them to bless the newly wed couple. The bride along with the bridegroom takes seven steps together around the fire, vowing love and devotion to each other besides agreeing to take good care of each other under all circumstances. There is a bouquet of ceremonies fitting each step of the sacred institution of marriage. Once the main ritual of the marriage ceremony gets over, an exhaustive list of Post Wedding Ceremonies follow it. Of the several Post Wedding Ceremonies in India, a major episode is the Reception Ceremony. In most of the cases, elaborate preparations are made for this post wedding function.
The main objective of the Reception Ceremony in India is to get the bride introduced to the numerous relatives and friends of the groom's family. Generally this ceremony is held either immediately after the wedding or after some days. In most of the cases, a lavish spread of delectable dishes is on offer for the invitees who come to give their blessings to the newly wed couple. Most of the Reception Ceremony of India bears a festive ambiance. It is like an extension of the marriage festivities, spilling beyond the actual ceremony, over to these reception parties.
Now-a-days, some Indian Reception Ceremony also boasts of an elaborate entertainment element. Music and dance performers are hired to entertain the guests at these Reception Ceremonies. Some receptions even have cultural programs to add a dash of color to the otherwise festive air. However, whatever be the sidekick of these reception ceremonies, the main spotlight stays on the newly wed couple.