Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Firsts For Me At Aditi And Sumit's Wedding

Okay, enough of the dormancy. It's been long enough since my blog was active, the way it's supposed to be. So here I am, back in action, on popular demand.

This is the first in a series of posts that I've planned to write about Aditi and Sumit's wedding. This one is about all the stuff that I experienced for the first time in my life. Here goes:

  • This was the first time I went saree shopping. I've worn sarees before, but they were always borrowed from my mom. This occasion was significant enough to demand that I buy one of my own. It's just as well, actually. Earlier on, my mom's blouses used to fit me just fine. After I lost all this weight, I kind of get the feeling that I am wearing a grossly oversized T-shirt.
  • Also the first time I actually bothered to buy some decent jewellery for myself. Not my usual junk jewellery that certain colleagues of mine keep making fun of!
  • The first time that I actually went ahead and helped someone out with their wedding preparations.
  • The first time that I danced in the baaraat and then went ahead and prepared to receive the same baaraat at the wedding venue.
  • The first time that I actually spent time making something to gift someone for their wedding.
  • The first time I drove to the wedding from the bride's place with the bride (Well, actually, not directly from her place, but via the parlour where we all got dressed. Also the first time I got dressed at a parlour and/or put on any more make-up than lip colour!).
  • The first time I drove from the wedding to the groom's place.
  • The first time I saw the little ceremonies that happen at the bride's place just before the wedding.
  • The first time I saw the little ceremonies that happen at the groom's place just after the wedding.
  • The first time I came home at half past six in the morning. This is approximately the time I usually get up on the days when I have to go to work. I took a bath at my usual time, and for a minute or so, thought that, since I had taken my bath at my usual time, I might as well go to work. A little sanity prevailed and I went off to sleep, although only for a couple of hours before rushing back to Sumit's place.
  • The first time I blogged about someone's wedding!


My ID not me said...

WOW!! so many firsts, some of these should have been in the 10 things to do list.

I once drove with a groom into the wedding place, we had a hard time explaining the Security Guard to let the car in. The Guard was hired by Uncle (groom's father) and he was sure no car was coming near the gate until Uncle had permitted. This guy is telling him I am Son Singh, it is my marriage.. Guard says no only Papa Singh is allowed. Then he looks confused, looks carefully to ensure it is the Groom. Then he asks "Phool to laga nahi gaadi pe" we had a hearty laugh explaining him the "phool wali gaadi me Ladki jaati hai, Ladka aata nahi hai"

Bhavya said...

When I made my ten things to do list, I already knew I was going to do most of this stuff. I'd already done the saree and the gift part, actually. Otherwise, maybe, some of them would have been on that list.