Weddings in India are elaborate affairs, often lasting several days. Various ceremonies and events contribute to the celebration of joining two lives. While you may not have the good fortune or family connections to be invited to an Indian wedding, if you are traveling in India, you can ask where the closest wedding halls are and join the people that often congregate just outside of the hall whenever the wedding participants come outside for different parts of the ceremony
Here, everyone who has come to the wedding pours outside to see who will be successful first, the bride or the groom, in throwing a garland of flowers around the neck of their promised one. The bride has the added advantage of being hoisted on the shoulders of her closest male relatives.