Marriage planner asks,To tie a knot , means to get married ?

As a part of Professional Marriage Service ,today we would like to take our readers to the various marriage customs around the world. As a marriage planner, marriage organizer and Party Management team. We had some research on the religious and regional traditions . Its really wide, we cant cover the entire detail on a single post. As an event and party management team, we had to arrange various traditional and regional outlooks for some of our customers.

“Tying the knot” !! Religious and Regional marriage customs

The origin of “tying the knot” is either from the Roman times when the bride’s girdle was tied in knots on the wedding day and the groom had to untie the knots prior to consummating the marriage.

The expression “to tie the knot” means “to get married“.   There are several places where tied knots have been connected to marriage and love.Not only in Indian Marriage.During Roman times, brides wore a belt or girdle at their wedding tied in a Hercules Knot. Only the groom was allowed to untie it (the unloosening was supposed to be a further symbol of childbearing).  The knot was supposed to represent the binding character of the marriage oath.

Hercules Knot
Hercules Knot

Scotland, England and Denmark , there are a lot more area where “Knot” is considered as a symbol of love.Ribbons with true-love knots were also given out as bridal favors at weddings. In Great Britain, they put these ribbons in their hats.  In France, they were worn around the arm.  At first the ribbons came in different colors, but eventually just white ones were used.

 tie together the bride’s garment to the groom’s scarf
Marriage Customs

In India there are a lot variety of customs related to knot. In the northern part of India , they tie together the bride’s garment to the groom’s scarf. India having a very diverse nature.We have a lot variety of customs . Mangalya Sutra is another widely followed custom. A yellow string with locket will be tied to the bride’s neck by the groom. The bride thereafter take care of this as part of her life.

In the Philippines, they put a cord over the bride and groom’s shoulders to signify everlasting fidelity.In France, there’s a different shade of tying a rope.  They have the phrase “passer la corde au cou de quelqu’un” which means “to get married“.  But it has slightly darker undertones since it literally means, “to pass the rope around someone’s neck.”  I suppose there’s some humor in that phrase.


How to Register Indian Marriage in U.A.E

How to Register Indian Marriage in Dubai ?

Most of the Indian expatriates in U.A.E lives good part of their life in this country. The living harmony and the equilibrium keeps us here.Many parents were so happy as they can educate their children in an multinational class rooms and mould their career here.But when it come big things like ” How to register Indian marriage in U.A.E” or “How to secure their children with Indian Marriage Act“, most of them are confused

There are few moments, which we need to plan properly. We mean it . We need to meet the formality to register it properly . Many of us are unaware about the formalities.The Indian consulate is at their best to support us. Please make sure you are aware of it. As an event planner we had to answer our clients many times  on

  • Formalities of Indian marriage registration U.A.E.
  • How to register marriage in Dubai ?
  • Documents that are mandatory to register Indian Marriage in Dubai ?

Documents Required to Register Indian Marriage in U.A.E

  1. Notice for intended marriage (4 copies) (Form-1) download
  2. Declaration (by prospective bride and bridegroom in duplicate by each) (Form-11). download
  3. Sworn Affidavit (by prospective bride and bridegroom in duplicate by each). download
  4. four (4) -Identical passport size recent photographs (by each).
  5. At least one of the parties must have residence visa of UAE.
  6. If one of the parties is other than Indian , No Objection Certificate /Affidavit (in respect of individual regarding his/her marital status and willingness to marry an Indian) from the concerned Embassy.
  7. Three witnesses (holding residence visa of UAE) with their original valid passports.
  8. All the five persons are required to appear before Marriage Officer for signatures with their original passport and a photocopy both at the time of submission of form and at the time of solemnization of the Marriage (photocopy required only at the time of submission of form).
  9. After submission of form, Newspaper advertisement is to be given by the individuals in local English Newspaper as well as English Newspaper in the place of permanent residence indicated in the Passport in India/concerned Country. Text of advertisement is as follows.

Mr. __________________________________ holder of Indian passport No._______________________ and Miss __________________________________ holder of Indian passport No. ________________________ intend getting married at Abu Dhabi under the Foreign Marriage Act. Objections, if any,may be conveyed to the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi within 30 Days.

Plan to marry in U.A.E ?? You should know this

U.A.E is the second home land for many Indian expatriates. Its quiet comfortable and the harmony ,that make this land most preferable.Indian consulate is working hard to support its citizens.If you have plan to marry in U.A.E, You should know the below .

We wrote this for those parents who want to explore the Marriage act in U.A.E. As Indians,we should follow Indian Ministry rules. Recently there was an announcement that ,

The marriage plans of Indians in the UAE could run into trouble if they don’t get the green light from their parents. The Indian Consulate in Dubai has apparently begun insisting on consent letters from parents.

There are few couples already  pulled into trouble. We may be asked to present an  “affidavit of no-objection“.

You need no-objection from both parents (Father and Mother) need to give their consent for the marriage to go ahead. In-case if one of them got passed away. You need to get a death certificate.

Many of young couple may face a delay over the issue. As many of us are un-aware of these legalities.

The Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi said they follow a slightly different route. They usually send a letter to the couple’s parents, asking whether they had any objection, and did not require an affidavit of no-objection attached to the application for marriage.

Get the require document list to register your marriage in dubai