The most memorable thing about attending a wedding is the lunch we have during the muhurtam and the dinner served at the Reception. Hitherto when one booked a hall for a wedding, it was mandatory to book for the wedding feast as well to complete the package. It was not too pleasant to watch grumpy and indifferent waiters going about their job mechanically with no second serving of any of the side dishes. But today it is heartening to find the wedding party is allowed to engage the caterer of their choice for the event with the hotel providing all facilities to prepare food in its kitchen. It has certainly come as a boon to the wedding guests as well who look forward to a hearty meal befitting an important occasion besides a personal touch to the whole event. For instance even before you ask for a second helping, you find a trolley containing the entire menu going around with smiling waiters ready to serve whatever you wish.
These days it is common to see beautiful rangolis and vegetable carvings welcoming you at the entrance of the marriage hall and mechanically following the guests to the dining hall, but things are certainly changing.