I am American (christian but not very religious at all) and my fiance is Indian (Hindu but also not very religious)
He has lived in America since he was 4 years old and is now 35. His parents practiced their Hindu religion but it didn't really trickle into their children.
His oldest brother followed his parents wishes and went back to India to marry an Indian women. His sister married an American and had a completey christian ceremony as she now practices Christian religion. He only has immediate family here (6 people) and of those 6 people only his father (his mother recently pasted), sister-in-law, cousin and her husband are faithful to their Hindu religion. So I don't know if i should or shouldn't incorporate any hindu traditions. We did recently take a trip to India and I met his entire family. It was a GREAT experience and since then I really want to somehow incorporate hindu tradition. But I am afraid to do it wrong. I have a traditional american bridal gown already and planned to do the mehndi party, but aside from that I have no idea how else to incorporate the Hindu culture. My venue for the reception will be gold and reds and I am trying to give it an Indian feel with the decorations. Is there any one simple tradition that we could do at the ceremony?
Thanks for any help!!!