What Makes a Punjabi Sikh Wedding such a Dynamic Affair?
The majority of the Sikhs in the world live in Punjab. A Punjabi Sikh Wedding involves both culture, tradition, and faith. Punjabi Sikh Wedding traditions outside of India will have similar characteristics to those in Punjab, but will definitely have a Western twist.
Punjabi Sikh Weddings in the USA, Canada, UK and other countries usually have their Indian Receptions in large Indian Banquet Halls and can sometimes accommodate up to 2,500 guests. Punjabi Sikh Weddings are a gathering of families, relatives and many times villages of guests. The Sikh wedding ceremonies abroad are usually held at the Gurdwara where they have the Shaadi or Anand Karaj Ceremony, while a Sikh Punjabi Wedding in India or Punjab is usually at a hall or in a home. The accommodation inside temples in India is much less as they encourage pilgrims to just make a short visit.