My fiancee and I are not Indian or Hindu. We both come from long lines of WASP's and Catholics.
Still, due to many factors we're planning a Hindu-style ceremony at an Ashram my fiancee's father helped found nearly 50 years ago and where he spent many formative years growing up.
I've already done a LOT of research and I personally absolutely LOVE the idea of donning a glorious red sari, exchanging garlands and walking around the sacred fire seven times with the man I've chosen to marry under a flower-strewn mandap.
How can I prepare my (mostly secular, but some VERY Catholic) relatives for this very unfamiliar ceremony?