From No Kanyadan to 8 Vows, Bollywood Weddings that inspired us to bring ‘Change’!

Sharam Aur Laaj hai Aurat Ka Gehna, kyu tumne nhi phena? 8 Bollywood Weddings that shunned all stereotypes


  • When Alia ditched red Lehenga for White Saree
  • When Rajkumar said, Lo tum bhi lagao sindoor Age is just a Number, Priyanka and Nick Jonas believe in it
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Wedding stereotypes: Bollywood stars are known for making unconventional choices in life, and we admire them more for breaking away from certain taboos and stereotypes that are in our country for such a long time.

It is said that change comes subtly and slowly in a society. And Looks like these Bollywood stars are stepping forward to bring the change.

8 Bollywood Weddings that shunned all stereotypes

When Alia ditched red Lehenga for RanAlia wala Safed Saree

For her bridal look, the actress sure embraced traditions but with a dash of contemporary aesthetics. The colour of her wedding saree, to begin with, was hands down a scene-stealing choice. This Sabyasachi bride took the road less, swapped quintessential red for ivory and gold, and successfully made a bold wedding fashion statement.

She went for no makeup, makeup look and we just can’t stop adoring red sindoor shinning over her Maag tika.

When Rajkumar said, Lo tum bhi lagao sindoor

At Patralekha and Rajkumar Rao’s wedding, Rajkumar Rao was seen flaunting a sindoor on his forehead. Traditionally, in Indian weddings, the groom puts a pinch of sindoor on the bride’s head. As Rajkumar Rao put the red sindoor on Partalekha’s head at this celebrity wedding, he insisted Patralekha put the sindoor on his forehead.

Age is just a Number, Priyanka and Nick Jonas believe in it

The power couple is loved by all! Piggy Chops is an inspiration to all the women out there in more than one way. Priyanka Chopra is 10 years older than Nick Jonas, and they make for a super adorable couple. Their love shows that age is just a number and that love conquers all in the end.

When society says it is the right time to get married, just Show it and move on

Bollywood actress Suhasini Mulay who played the on-screen mother of many B-town divas and hunks finally settled down only at 60. She took her time to find a perfect man no matter at want age she saw him.

So, next time anybody taunts you ki age nikal jaegi, you have an excellent example to counter.

When your behens are always in your zehens

As per Hindu customs, brothers bring the bride to the aisle under Phoolon ki chaddar (Blanket of Flowers). The Chadder represents the love, care, and pamper she received from her brother.

However, this custom was modified by Karina Kaif’s bride squad. Katrina entered with her sisters holding Phoolon ki chaddar as supporting pillars. Her entry was a statement that a girl can be laadli of behens.

No Kanyadan, No Bidaai, Priestess Aap Karaiye Shaadi

(Writer’s note: I’m not good with rhymings, if you have any suggestion, drop down below)

Dia Mirza did not leave any stone unturned in changing the regressive customs of her marriage to Vaibhav Rekhi. The wedding had a lot of unique elements, from having a female priest officiate to being a sustainable wedding to not having Kanyadan and Bidaai ceremonies.

They said No to Kanyadan and Bidaai, because changes begin with choice, hain na?

Athawa vachan

This series features all Bollywood celebs but we have to mention this couple.

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The Commonwealth Games medalist and politician Babita Phogat used her marriage to send a special message to society. The highlight of the wedding was when the couple decided to take eight Pheras instead of seven. The Eighth Phera, taken by the couple, was dedicated to the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative, which pledged to protect and teach girls.

So, what is your Athawa vachan?

Let’s keep it simple

What would be an ideal Bollywood Shaadi for you? Maybe Star-studded, exotic location, and outfits costing in crores.

However, Yami Gautam and Aditya have set an inspiring example in a country obsessed with a big fat Indian wedding. Many were moved by their marriage. People got inspired by the simplicity of this wedding when Yami Gautam shared how she wore her mother’s saree for her own wedding. The wedding took place in her home in the presence of close family members. The duo followed all the covid protocols.

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Breaking the wedding stereotype or doing anything hatke from the hype is never a single party rule. When they say that your partners and your decisions should be one, it begins from the wedding preparations.

All these much-in love couples send the message to the society staying true to their roots. No matter if you are a famous personality or not, there are several couples who shunned the stereotypical or patriarchal norms.

Agr sharam, Laaj hai aurat ka gehna then it’s time to get of these extra baggage.

So, which wedding stereotype you are going to challenge in your Shaadi?

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