Category: Wedding Customs

A guide to changing your surname after marriage

Embarking on the journey of changing your surname after marriage is an exciting yet often intricate process. In the United Kingdom, this transformation involves several steps, paperwork, and considerations. This guide is here to walk you through the essential aspects of changing your surname, ensuring a smooth transition into your new chapter of life. Before we get started, here are some statistics about marital surname changes in the UK: In 2022, approximately 70% of women in the UK changed their surname to their spouse’s name after marriage. This number has been declining steadily over the past few decades, from a high of 90% in the 1960s. The trend is particularly evident among younger couples. In a 2016 survey, only 58% of women aged 18-34 said they would take their husband’s name, compared to 74% of women aged 35-44 and 82% of women aged 45-54. There are many reasons why women ….

Indian Wedding Rituals

Indian weddings tend to be more traditional compared to a regular wedding ceremony. Based on their tradition, their weddings normally consist of performing a number of rituals right from the beginning till the end. We’ve listed some of the most well-known rituals that you may see at an Indian wedding. Some rituals are performed depending on their religion. Kanyaa Daan The Kanyaa Daan is a ritual that involves the father of the bride handing his daughter to the groom. The meaning behind the ritual is to show the father handing all his duties to the groom. This ritual may sound familiar in a regular wedding ceremony. However, at an Indian wedding, it’s performed differently where the daughter sits on her father’s lap, and a few words are recited at the same time. Games Indian weddings are filled with other fun rituals including playing games after the ceremony. Once the ceremony ….