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Essential Indian Wedding Traditions


Welcome to the vibrant and enchanting world of Indian weddings, where ancient customs blend seamlessly with modern celebrations, creating a tapestry of love, joy, and cultural richness. In this blog, we invite you to embark on a journey into the heart of Indian wedding traditions, discovering the essence that makes these ceremonies so captivating and unique.

Indian Wedding Traditions

Indian weddings are a harmonious fusion of rituals, colours, music, and sacred traditions passed down through generations. Each ritual carries deep significance, symbolizing the union of two souls and the merging of families. From the auspicious engagement ceremony to the grand finale of the wedding day, every step is a mesmerizing spectacle of love and devotion.

The bride, adorned in resplendent attire and adorned with intricate jewellery, walks under a canopy of fragrant flowers during the pheras, circling the holy fire, seeking blessings for a lifelong companionship. The groom, dressed in traditional attire, embraces his role as a protector and provider, pledging his love and commitment.

Throughout this blog series, we will delve into the fascinating aspects of Indian wedding traditions. From the Mehndi ceremony, where intricate mehndi designs are applied to the bride’s hands, to the Sangeet, a night of music and dance celebrating the union, we will explore the rituals and customs that make these occasions unforgettable.

Join us as we unravel the rich symbolism behind every ritual, understand the cultural significance of each ceremony, and discover the regional variations that add diversity to these celebrations. Whether you are planning an Indian wedding, attending one, or simply intrigued by the beauty of these traditions, this blog will serve as your comprehensive guide, igniting your curiosity and deepening your appreciation for the splendour of Indian weddings.

Hindu Indian weddings are renowned for their rich and diverse traditions, each reflecting the cultural heritage of different regions and communities within India. These traditions form the backbone of the wedding ceremonies and contribute to the grandeur and beauty of the occasion. Here are some essential Indian wedding traditions:

Mehndi Ceremony:

The bride’s hands and feet are adorned with intricate henna designs symbolizing love, beauty, and auspiciousness.


A night of music and dance, where family and friends come together to celebrate through lively performances and Bollywood-inspired dance numbers.


The groom arrives at the wedding venue in a procession, accompanied by his family and friends. 


The bride and groom exchange garlands of flowers, signifying their acceptance of each other as life partners.

Mangal fera:

The couple takes seven sacred vows while circling the holy fire, symbolizing their eternal commitment to each other.

Sindoor daan:

The groom applies vermilion (sindoor) on the bride’s hair parting, symbolizing her marital status and his lifelong devotion.


The bride’s father gives her away to the groom, symbolizing the entrusting of his daughter’s happiness and well-being to her husband.


The emotional farewell where the bride leaves her parental home to start a new life with her husband, accompanied by blessings and tears.


A celebration where the newlyweds are officially introduced to society, with music, dancing and feasting.

These are just a few examples of the countless traditions that are woven into the fabric of Indian hindu weddings. The beauty of these customs lies in their ability to create a sense of unity, joy, and reverence, making Indian weddings truly unforgettable experiences.

Wedding photography is of paramount importance as it captures the essence and emotions of one of the most significant moments in a person’s life. It preserves memories, allowing couples to relive their special day for years to come. Every smile, every tear, and every heartfelt exchange is frozen in time, telling a beautiful story. When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, WeddingsByUttam stands out as a top choice. With their exceptional talent and passion for capturing love and romance, they have the ability to create stunning and timeless images. Their attention to detail, creative vision, and ability to blend seamlessly into the wedding day make them the ideal choice. Trust WeddingsByUttam to transform your precious moments into cherished heirlooms that will be treasured for a lifetime.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Candids and Pre-weddings

We provide Candid wedding photography which has a modern and photojournalistic approach. We aim in creating timeless memories of you and your loved ones that are natural, everlasting, and filled with funs and emotions. We try to tell a story while creating an all-inclusive view of the wedding festivities that are happening around for the couple to relive over the years in the future.

We try and cover all that goes around in a wedding. For example, we include shots right from the Bride and Groom getting ready, detailed shots of bridal make-up, jewellery, outfits, venue, decor, their portraits – individual and together, portraits of immediate family members, guests that actively participate in the wedding, all the ceremonies & rituals – creative detail close-ups and documentary-style wide-angle shots. 

No! We do not shoot Conventional style Photos and Videos but we do have tie-ups with independent photographers and videographers who get the job done for us. These teams have been handpicked by us and they work well with us. We would be happy to share a sample of the work they have done for us previously. This way we function as a one-stop solution.

Yes! We present the Wedding album option only after delivery of all images and upon final payments, the album usually takes another 2-3 weeks to be printed and delivered to you. PLEASE NOTE: Wedding Albums are optional and unless part of any package, they are charged separately.

From the day final payments are made and received into our accounts, Post-production work will begin. This usually takes 30-45 days to complete, after which finalization and delivery of images and films are done within 10-15 days.

Depending on the duration of the events, we deliver 300 -500 soft copies of post-processed images per wedding. The images will be in both low-res and high-res versions that will be delivered to you through a cloud drive. Please note we do not deliver DVDs anymore since they are outdated. The deliverables will be available for you to download for up to three months after the images are delivered. However, if you need them to stay for a little longer on the cloud platform, please let us know in advance.

Once we deliver the pictures, we ask clients to do multiple backups. We usually keep them with us for 60-90 days from the day of delivery before deleting them from Cloud platform. However, if you need them to stay for a little longer on the cloud platform, please let us know in advance.

RAW, unedited images are not made available for viewing or printing. This is part of my effort to set very high-quality standards. Images that don’t make it through the cut are rejected because they may be blurry, heavily underexposed, or trash-worthy. Images we give you are handpicked from the best ones that are clicked. These pictures showcase the best of our work. 

We may! If your wedding results in terrific wedding photos (and we are sure it will!), we would love to share those pictures on our portfolio website and social channels as examples of great work we’ve done, so that other couples may also be inspired by your wedding. Should you specifically NOT want us to show your wedding photos on our channels, let us know beforehand. There is no official policy on how to approach these situations, and there might be a middle ground we can work out.

Our base is in Mumbai and we work from home as due to the nature of work, we are always on the move.

The booking process is simple. Call us or email us with the details of your wedding. We will check on the availability of those dates and work out a package deal for you. Details can be discussed in a formal meeting, but we don’t mind it over the phone also.

Retainer/booking fees, which is 50% of the agreed amount are required to be paid to formally book your wedding dates. Balance 50% amount is to be paid on the day of the wedding or event.


Please Note: A client meeting is not considered as a confirmation for any booking. We will formally block your dates only after receiving the full advance payment in our account. Hence it is advised to book us in advance at least six months before the wedding for planning purposes.

Last-minute bookings based on availability may sometimes attract an extra added charge.

Please contact us for a customized quotation! One day Candid wedding package starts from INR  75,000/- upwards depending upon the events.

On average, in a one full-day wedding, you get 300-500 final photographs presented as low and high-resolution digital jpegs. Your wedding images are professionally edited to the highest standard and uploaded on the cloud platform for you to download.

Yes, we care about every individual taste and liking towards certain kinds of photographs, hence you can share your sample “shot-list” so we can try and plan a shoot around it by adding some of our creative elements.

PLEASE NOTE, Good photographs that you often see of couples or the bride and groom are widely dependent upon the location of the shoot. Other factors like the type of venue, timings, available lighting conditions, decorations and lights, props and accessories, the subjects, their wardrobe, and make-up, ability to pose, and very importantly the right attitude plays a very important role in creating good photographs. Difficult as it may seem, creating beautiful imagery from the odds is my final goal.

Good images, create better memories! Money spent on wedding venues, décor, food, dresses, and event management is unlikely to be remembered as well as it should be if they are not well photographed. The only memories that will remain are tastefully captured pictures and videos from every event.

We understand that getting married is an expensive affair, but good quality photography comes with a price. Considering these factors in mind, we keep our price as nominal as possible while justifying the efforts that go behind delivering quality images. So, wedding photography should be the last place where you should compromise.

Along with the assignment, you own the full usage rights to your wedding photos for non-commercial use, which means you can do whatever you want with your wedding photos (like making more albums, taking prints, sending them out to relatives, sharing them online, and what have you). The only thing you cannot do is resell your wedding images – which I am sure you will not want to do! As a photographer, we will own the ‘copyright’ to the photographs, which means we will own the author rights to the photograph.

Pre-wedding photography is very popular among young couples and is highly recommended for all couples. Photographs from a pre-wedding shoot are shared on social media with families and friends and are often used to make an official announcement.

These shoots can be a fabulous way to get accustomed to my style and of course, being in front of the camera. Wedding clients also use photographs from their pre-wedding shoots in their wedding albums. These couple shoots are not just limited to wedding clients, they are also lovely anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and birthday gifts.

Once you book a pre-wedding session with me, I will either meet you in person or have a telephonic discussion with you providing you alternatives of shoot locations, some of which are free and somewhere a permission fee is required which is taken care of by the client. I will also decide upon the clothes to wear that matches the theme.

Pre-wedding photography is done to showcase love, bonding, emotions, and chemistry between the couple. You will get a mix of candid shots and posed pictures directed by me. 

For Pre-wedding photo sessions, you will get around 40-50 post-processed color corrected images.

For “Save The Date” videos you get 1-3 minutes long film depending on the package.

Payments are done in two parts. First, a retainer fee/booking amount, which is 50% of the agreed amount is required to be deposited to formally book your wedding dates. Second, the final 50% balance is to be paid on the day of the wedding or shoot. Any additional services bought during the shoot will be charged at actual and billed to the client.
Please Note:  Travel, food, and accommodation for the team are borne by the client.
Also: All post-production and editing of images, videos, and films will only commence after final payments are made and received into our accounts. It usually takes 30-45 days to complete the post-production process after which finalization and delivery of images and films are done within 10-15 days.

Any delay in final payments will further delay the time taken for final delivery.

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