#5. If the bride is manglik, she needs to marry apeepal tree, pot or a dog first. People believe that marrying a manglik woman results in the early death of the husband, but there is no such custom for the groom if he is manglik.
#6. In Bihari weddings, once the bride enters the groom’s house, the mother-in-law places a pot on her head and she continues to touch the feet of the elders and do other chores with the pot on. However, after every 5 minutes, they add one pot to her head. The bride should be careful enough not to let the pots fall off and must carry on with the ritual.
#7. In Rabha weddings in Assam, the bride has to to cook food from the very first day and the food is only for the male members of the family. For women, cooks or the helpers in the house prepare food separately.
#8. Newly wed brides are expected to wear jewellery like mangalsutra, bangles (a lot of them), toe rings, etc. for a long time. This is present across many cultures. Many times, the amount of jewellery that they wear can be a hindrance. Example: in north-Indian weddings the bride wears a set of heavy bangles called chooda. Many of the bangles in this set are made of ivory, which is very heavy.
#9. In Maharashtrian weddings, the bride and the groom’s mother are not present during the mangalshtaka, custom of reciting verses. However, the father of both the bride and the groom are present. Similar is the case in Bengali weddings, but only the bride’s mother is not present.