Indian Weddings are all about having fun! The food, the music, the dance, the exchange of light-hearted taunts between families, the festivity and not to forget, the number of Games and Competitions between the two families.
These games have some or the other interesting rituals attached to them. However, there are a few new games that have been introduced with changing times, these are either inspired by some traditional game or some other common games.
Find the Ring
The game of ‘Finding the ring’ is commonly played among almost all cultures in India. This game is played by the bride and groom. Normally, a bowl full of milk and rose petals is prepared, and the wedding rings are put in along with other small metallic objects in order to confuse the players. The bride and groom are meant to put their hands into the mixture together, and search for the rings (using one hand only). Whoever finds the rings first wins.
According to rituals it is believed that whoever finds both the rings first will have the upper hand in the marriage for life, if both find one ring each, it is believed that there will be a sense of balance in understanding and decision making between the married couple.
Finding The Groom’s Name
This game is played by the bride and groom after the wedding. The bride traditionally gets the groom’s name inscribed in her mehendi, which the groom has to discover later on.
This game was developed basically for the bride and the groom to get playful and comfortable with each other especially in the case of an arranged marriage.
two families could perhaps be the best way of having an entertaining and eventful day. This game could be played on any of the days, but it is usually played either on the sangeet.
There are many other culture specific wedding games played in different parts of the country.
Source: My Shaadi blogs