Shaadis are a big deal in India. And then again, why shouldn’t they be? They are as entertaining as a blockbuster paisa vasool Bollywood film. Besides the food, glitterati and emotional traditions to be followed, there are all kinds of people you bump into at Indian weddings. Some pleasant and some not-so-pleasant, they’re entertaining to observe all the same.
At any Indian wedding, you simply cannot miss these interesting characters:
1. The Stalking Photographer
I agree I feel like a celeb when you get captured in your all-new attire. But, dude, you don’t have to stalk me in the entire marriage with those big halogens! Urgh!
P.S- Don’t click while I am eating.
2. The Camera-Obsessed
Then there are those, who run after the photographer to get clicked. They want to feature in every frame and be seen as the most important people at the wedding. They pose even when they are not-so-close to the family.
3. The Marriage Bureau Aunty
She has the perfect catch and the perfect match for you. She has all the contacts and her main aim is to get you hooked before the marriage gets over. ” Arey! Sharmaji ka ladka bhi toh kunwara hai .”
4. The Rich Uncle
The one with the big fat wallet carrying tons of currency notes. He is the first one to shell out money the moment anything happens! “Oh! She dances so well.” *Vaar pher* “Oh, he looks so good.” *Vaar pher*
5. The Hard-To-Please Relatives
” Khaane mein tel zyada hai na?,” “Kheer mein meetha kam hai! Isse acha toh Bitto ki shaadi ka khaana tha…”, “Lighting thodi dull hai shaadi ke hisaab se.” and the list goes on.
6. The Hot Saali
The eye-candy, all decked up in a Manish Malhotra imitation ensemble. The sexy ghagra-choli is her thing and she gets all the eyes rolling the moment she steps down!
7. The Groom’s Best Friend
The one who sees himself as the ultimate stud. He is the one who kick starts all the drinks, dances and of course, flirting.
8. The Foodie Guests
There sole reason to attend a marriage is FOOD. They make sure that they taste each and every item present from drinks to salads to main course to 5 types of sweet dishes.
9. The One With The Moves Like Jagger
The one who can really move it move it. He/she knows all the exact Bollywood steps and when they dance, the whole crowd follows. “Hey DJ! Play Angrezi Beat Teee !” *Hoots*
10. The Alcohol Tanker
The species found near the bar. The first place they visit even before wishing the newly-weds is the BAR! After all, who doesn’t like free alcohol? But then being touchy with jhappiyan aur pappiyan. NO.
11. The Gossip Mongers
For them, marriages are the ultimate destination for all the latest gossip which they have might have missed. Usually, they know everything, but if they don’t, they will dig deep for it!
“Kya? Tina ka boyfriend kisi aur se shaadi kar raha hai?”
12. The Wedding Crashers
You can find them only at Indian weddings. The ones who crash weddings for food, drinks or just for some fun! ” Arey, yahan pe kuch ho raha hai! Chal kar dekhte hain…”
Disclaimer: None of these characters are fictitious and their bearing resemblance to any person is definitely not merely co-incidental!