Rejecting Grooms on Wedding Day: Here's why SHE takes right decision

The cases of brides rejecting grooms on the day of the wedding have been on the rise in the past years. And for good reason.

Shivani
Published on: 9 Aug 2021 8:45 AM GMT
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In Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, a bride called off her wedding just hours before it was to be solemnised on Wednesday night citing bad behaviour by groom's relative's. Another bride refused to marry the groom after six pheras because she did not like him. On the other hand, bride cancels the wedding at the very last moment and says she doesn't likes the groom. These cases of brides rejecting grooms on the day of the wedding have been on the rise in the past years. And for good reason.

Rejecting Grooms on Wedding Day

Furthermore, brides reject grooms for not being financially stable enough, for being too dark, weak or unattractive. A bride rejected a groom because he had poor eyesight while the other rejected a groom because he was "too weak".

Major Fault:

These cases and stats point out a major fault in our understanding of a prospective bride or groom.


Here's why SHE takes right decision

They raise two major thoughts in mind- first thought makes us admire the bride's resilience and the right to accept and refuse which is not common in our patriarchal society. And second thought makes us question the entire system of Indian matchmaking- how much freedom do brides and grooms have in choosing and knowing their life partners?

High time to get rid of gender, caste, religion or racial stereotypes that smear the entire system of matchmaking in India. Not only should brides and grooms have the freedom to choose the person they marry but should also be taught to unlearn the patriarchal mindset that obstructs the decision making process.

Log Kya Kehenge:

Moreover, it is high time that we normalise love, equality and understanding as the major factors to seal a matrimonial match rather than worrying about social standards and log kya kahenge.


Love marriages, inter-caste and inter-religion marriages should be normalised rather than fixing arranged marriages as the only moral way to choose the right life partner. We need to understand that marriage is primarily a bond between two people and so it matters that they align with each other in terms of love, understanding and most importantly equality.

So, don't criticise the bride for refusing the groom on the day of the marriage, shouldn't we question the conditioning of the brides who are never allowed to have a choice in marriage?

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