Tamil weddings has it’s own charms and it’s own dulls. Don’t worry I am not going to bore you with even more details. Just enjoy.
1) Getting ready to the wedding like
2) Reaches the wedding and looks at the other people and you feel like someone in white cloth because others be like
3) All the relatives pulling your cheeks and saying “I saw you when you were this small, so big you are now.”
4) The “let’s meet the ponnu-maapillai” on the stage. Then big fight of withdrawals on who will be giving the gift. Everybody shoving the gift into your hands and you’re like :
5) Smile for the cameras!
Ooops. Did I scare the photographers?
6) Then comes food – which is sooooo good – especially gulab jamun!
6) Out of the blue, through the corner of your eyes you see your dad slide a gulab-jamun to sibling’s banana leaf without giving you one. Daddy, noooooooooooo.
7) After stomach full you are forced to meet relatives you don’t want to see but they are always lurking around and they will get you.
8) And then it turns to a Family Meeting :
9) Suddenly you see a very good looking boy and excuse yourself for another ice-cream but actually
hey, boy. camon let’s look at each other.
10) Tiptoes back to your parents and try casual talk “Wow. This wedding is so grand. Look at the flower decorations that side – very beautiful. Oh, amma, who are those people sitting there? Namma relatives ah? (points to that boy’s family)! And amma replies, “O avangala. They are our family only. But distant relatives.” Amma does some relation-calculation. “That aunty is your periamma.” That means … that boy is my Anna.
11) Plus, everybody at the Family round table conference are talking about achievements of all your cousins and you’re there like
12) Thank God, dad say’s ‘Let’s go’. And throughout the ride to home you just sit in the car beaten and soul-sapped and full of ice creams.