Watch: Bride, Groom Swap Garlands, Social Distancing Style


The bride and groom use bamboo sticks to exchange their wedding garlands.

Whether it’s a planned vacation, a quiet family vacation, or private festivities or celebrations – the coronavirus pandemic has routed everyone. However, some people have found innovative and sometimes hilarious ways to stick to their plans. A new video has surfaced on social media websites showing the efforts of a bride and groom, to ensure social distancing during their wedding ceremony.

Shared by Dipanshu Kabra, the Chhattisgarh’s additional transport commissioner, on Twitter, the video shows a man and woman using bamboo sticks to exchange their wedding garlands. The two can also be seen wearing masks.

In a post sharing the wedding video, the IPS officer questioned how successful event managers are in hosting a wedding during the coronavirus era.

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While many people found the video hilarious, others questioned the urgency of planning such events during a pandemic, saying there was no harm in postponing weddings for a while.

During the pandemic, the concept of big and big Indian weddings was replaced with small, intimate ceremonies that only involve family and close friends due to restrictions put in place by state governments on the number of guests. Although experts have advised to postpone events involving gatherings of people, small ceremonies are held under Covid protocols like wearing a mask, social distancing and the use of disinfectants.

A report from said the wedding ceremony took place in Begusarai district in northern Bihar on April 30. Citing the families of the bride and groom, the report added that fewer than 50 people were present at the ceremony and that the rituals have guidelines issued by authorities.

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Nonetheless, the wedding became a city talk and the video was shared by many on social media.



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