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29 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Vanniyakullak Kshatriya, Tamil
Bear, Delaware, USA
"I'm from India but situated in Bear, Delaware, USA. Non-drinker and non-smoker too. When it comes to food i'm no..."
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33 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Kashmiri
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
"Hey there! Presently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am from a moderate, middle class family. Kashmiri is my..."
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37 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Marathi
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
"I am currently working in USA on H1b visa My i140 is approved and green card is in process however I have finished ..."
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36 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Muslim, Bengali, Bengali
Warren, Michigan, USA
"Currently living in Warren. Our family is upper-middle-class and we have moderate values. I have seven siblings, of..."
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48 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Christian, Born Again, Tamil
Hicksville, New York, USA
"I am working part time and have done my diploma. Our family is middle-class and moderate. I have three siblings, of..."
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62 years / 5 ft 153 cm
Hindu, Gujarati, Gujarati
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
"I am working full time and have successfully finished my diploma. My family is upper-middle-class and moderate. I h..."
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63 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Christian, Other, English
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
"i'm looking for some one i can live with out but rather some one i can'live with out there is a lot i miss doing bu..."
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31 years / 5 ft 1 in 155 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
San Diego, California, USA
"My daughter is a post graduate from Purdue University in Computer Engineering and is presently working full time in..."
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34 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Kannada
Seattle, Washington, USA
"I have made this profile on behalf of my daughter. She is an avid reader. Loves traveling. She is trained kathak da..."
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67 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Christian, Roman Catholic, Tagalog
Laguna Niguel, California, USA
"I am here looking for a partner , honest and a monogamous person. I'm a US citizen living in the States but born..."
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28 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Christian, Other, Tagalog
California City, California, USA
"Living in California City. I hail from a lower class, liberal family. I have 5 siblings, of which 2 are married. I ..."
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34 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Viswabrahmin, Telugu
Dallas, Texas, USA
"I hail from a moderate ish traditional family. I come from upper middle class family. I only have 1 sibling. I have..."
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35 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Hindu, Balija, Telugu
Carson City, Nevada, USA
"I am staying in Carson City. Our family is upper-middle-class and liberal. I only have one sibling. I am not curren..."
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32 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Jain, Shwetamber, Gujarati
Houston, Texas, USA

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33 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Hindu, Koshti, Marathi
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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43 years / 5 ft 3 in 161 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Chino Hills, California, USA

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56 years / 4 ft 11 in 150 cm
Christian, Protestant, Spanish
Adelanto, California, USA
"I am retired anf have done my bachelors in art. I come from a traditional, middle class family. I have 3 siblings. ..."
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52 years / 5 ft 4 in 163 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Urdu
Santa Clarita, California, USA
"I am a family oriented, fun loving person with Islamic values and a fusion of western and eastern culture. I am a w..."
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31 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Tamil
Chicago, Illinois, USA
"Divya is working as a data Engineer at discover financial services Interested in setting at usa if opportunities e..."
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44 years / 5 ft 2 in 158 cm
Other, Other, English
Belton, Missouri, USA
"I am a divorced woman after 17 years of marriage and I have grown children and I am very independent loyal compassi..."
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49 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Christian, Other, English
Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA
"I am a mother of two. My father is a Vietnam veteran. He is also a truck driver I come from a family that's drives ..."
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35 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Nair, Malayalam
Buffalo, New York, USA
"Presently hanging one's hat in Buffalo, USA but originally from India. I enjoy a non vegetarian diet. Non-smoker. I..."
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51 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Christian, Other, English
New York, New York, USA
"I am from family that holds moderate values and that is upper class. My family's mother-tongue is English. Re..."
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35 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Hindi
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
"This is me in a nutshell. I have obtained my masters and i'm at present employed full time, getting an above ave..."
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35 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Telugu
Dallas, Texas, USA
"Welcome. I possesss 1 sibling and they got their life partner earlier. I am currently based in Texas. I'm at pre..."
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34 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Hindi
Fremont, California, USA
"Hi there! I have completed my masters and i'm right now receiving a handsome annual salary employed full time in..."
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42 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Patel, Gujarati
Columbus, Ohio, USA
"I have finished my bachelors and i'm at present employed full time in the sector of other. I have 1 sibling and ..."
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59 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Balija, Badaga
Buffalo, New York, USA
"Hello potential life partner! My name is Aakesh Kumar. I am a widower. I have one daughter but she is not live w..."
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31 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Telugu
Fremont, California, USA
"Thanks for your interest in my profile. India is my native but now living in Fremont in USA. No drinking or smok..."
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44 years / 6 ft 183 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Telugu
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
"I don't like smoking or alcohol. I like non vegetarian food. My father is retired. I am from a moderate, uppe..."
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42 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Hindu, Telaga, Telugu
Walla Walla, Washington, USA
"Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a non smoker and I do not drink either. Food wise, I am non vegetarian...."
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36 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Bengali
Albany, New York, USA
"Hi there! I'm presently employed full time in the field of retail where I am getting a very good annual salary. ..."
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32 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Sikh, Sikh, Punjabi
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
"No brothers or sisters, just me and my parents in my family. I am currently making my home in Jersey City. I am pre..."
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31 years / 5 ft 7 in 171 cm
Hindu, Reddy, Telugu
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
"Hey there! I have 1 sibling and they earlier met their life partner. Born in India but staying in Princeton, New..."
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30 years / 6 ft 1 in 186 cm
Hindu, Bengali, Bengali
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
"Hi, Thanks for visiting my profile. I earned my Bachelors degree in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University ..."
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46 years / 5 ft 9 in 176 cm
Christian, Indian Orthodox, Malayalam
New City, New York, USA
"Interested in my profile? Please read carefuly. I am my parents only child. Our Christian family is middle-class..."
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33 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Iyer, Tamil
Dallas, Texas, USA
"Non-drinker and non-smoker too. I prefer vegetarian food. I was born in India. Now taking up residence in Dal..."
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30 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Hindu, Vellama, Telugu
Other, Arkansas, USA
"I'm currently receiving a good income employed full time in the field of computers/it. I have obtained my masters. ..."
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78 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Muslim, Sunni, Urdu
Huntington Beach, California, USA
"i am 76, retired. Born in India. Migrated to Bangladesh in 1947. Moved to Pakistan 1970. Worked in Saudia 1973 to ..."
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30 years / 5 ft 6 in 168 cm
Hindu, Arya Vysya, Telugu
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
"Currently living in Greensboro. My family is middle-class and moderate. I only have one sibling and they are marrie..."
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31 years / 5 ft 11 in 181 cm
Hindu, Vishwakarma, Kannada
Los Angeles, California, USA
"Hello we are looking independent, well educated parter for my son. He has Completed Masters from UCSB, expected..."
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33 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Kayastha, Hindi
Edison, New Jersey, USA
"Our family is middle class and we have moderate values. I only have one sibling. I have completed my masters and..."
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31 years / 5 ft 5 in 166 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Gujarati
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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29 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Marathi
Los Angeles, California, USA
"Masters from USC, LA, presently working as AVP in Pennymac LLC, Vegetarian, no siblings, Can speak Marathi, Kannada..."
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56 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Kapu, Telugu
Rantoul, Illinois, USA
"I am from a middle-class, moderate family. I have one sibling. I have passed my bachelors and i'm currently work..."
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34 years / 5 ft 8 in 173 cm
Other, Other, English
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
"Based in Washington. Our family is upper-middle-class and traditional. I have no brothers or sisters. I have accomp..."
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30 years / 5 ft 10 in 178 cm
Hindu, Yadav, Hindi
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
"Residing in New Bedford. I hail from a traditional, middle class family. I have 2 siblings, of which 1 are married...."
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34 years / 6 ft 2 in 188 cm
Hindu, Brahmin, Hindi
Los Angeles, California, USA
"I would like to describe myself as someone who is a mix of modern and traditional values, a warm person at heart wh..."

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About USA Matrimony

From California to the New York island, from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, America has some of the most astonishing destinations in the world. Just like these enthralling destinations, the American matrimonial ceremony is also one of the most riveting wedding ceremonies of the world. White weddings are most popular among Americans almost 80% weddings fall under this category. Rest 20% are divided between non- religious marriages, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic marriages.

Now its time to discuss each of the wedding customs separately.

White Weddings

White wedding type originates from the white colour of the bride's wedding dress, as popularized by Queen Victoria 1. Following are the major rituals taking place during these weddings.

Pre-Wedding Rituals

The host sends invitations to the wedding guests, usually one to two months before the Wedding. This is followed by a Bridal shower. It occurs a day prior to the wedding it includes the offering of wedding gifts to the bride. Wedding gifts are most commonly sent to the bride's or host's home before the wedding day. These gifts are not intended to be opened but rather placed aside for later delivery to the newlyweds' home.

A colour scheme is selected by wedding planner to match everything from bridesmaids' dresses, flowers, invitations, and decorations, though there is no necessity in doing so. These traditions are meant to decorate everything in the colour similar to the brides dress so as to confuse the evil spirits from harming the bride.

At The Wedding

The white wedding ceremony may take place anywhere, but often a church (known as a religious wedding), courthouse (known as a military wedding), or outdoor venue (known as destination weddings). During the ceremony, it is customary to include bridesmaids ( usually the best or closest female friend of the bride is given this place of honor. If married, she is called as a “matron of honor”) and groomsmen (usually the best or closest male friend or a relative of the groom is given this place of honor) in the event.

The bride arrives at the Venue in the vehicle sent by the groom. The bride's father accompanies her on her walk down the aisle to give her daughter to the groom. Then they exchange wedding vows followed by an exchange of wedding rings. A ceremonial kiss traditionally concludes the ceremony. It is believed that this kiss allows the couples' souls to mingle together. Now the couple leaves the wedding hall. Uncooked rice is sometimes thrown at the newlyweds as they leave the ceremony as a symbol of fertility. Finally, at the threshold of venue, the newly married woman throws her bouquet to the unmarried women at the wedding. The one who catches the bouquet is supposedly the next to be married.

At The Wedding Reception

Drinks, snacks, and full-fledged meal, especially are served to the guests and wedding party mingle to celebrate the occasion. The best men and/or maids of honour will toast newlyweds with personal thoughts, stories, and well-wishes for the couple. The Wedding cakes are cut jointly by the couple as symbols of. The first pieces of the wedding cake are shared between the couple.

Wedding Among Jewish Communities In America

Jewish couples are married under the chupah (a decorated tent-like structure). This symbolizes that the bride and groom are coming together and creating a new home. This religious tradition comes from the Biblical wedding of Abraham and Sarah. In a Jewish wedding, both the bride and the groom are walked down the aisle by both of their parents, which is different from other religions. This is followed by ring ceremony. A Jewish wedding contract the ketubah is signed by the couple. The rabbi (priest of Jews) reads it under the chupah. The wedding is concluded with a reception party.

Marriage among Hindus of America

Hindu weddings in America also have some unique tradition. It starts with a formal engagement. Then various pre-wedding rituals like Haldi (application of turmeric paste on the body of the couple), Mehndi (embellishment of artistic designs by Heena paste on hands and feet of the bride) and Sangeet (Musical celebration of the wedding). On the wedding day, the groom along with his procession reaches the venue. He is welcomed by the bride's party. This is followed by exchanging of garlands (Jaimala) between the couple which represents the acknowledgment of acceptance and respect. Then a sacred fire (Havan) is lit, and the couple takes seven round of the fire while taking the seven sacred wedding vows. The wedding is concluded by application of Vermillion on the bride's forehead. In America, a marriage registration is also important to legalize the Hindu wedding. This has to be done within 14 days of the marriage.

Marriage Among Buddhists of America

Pre-Wedding Rituals

Khachang - Among the Buddhists, either the parents or the boy choose his prospective bride. Once the bride is chosen a family friend visits girls house along with a bottle of Whisky and a white silk scarf called Khada to offer. I case girl's family agrees they make a knot in the scarf as the sign of acceptance of the alliance. the engagement date is fixed.

Nangchang - It is a formal engagement ceremony presided over by a lama or Rimpoche. The guests would bring Tsang and many kinds of meat to the girl's house. They gift rice and chicken, especially to the girl's mother. This is a token payment to the mother for having breastfed her girl. The young couple live together either in the girl's or the boy's house after the engagement.

Marriage Rituals - All gather in front of the shrine of Lord Budhha then the boy and the girl and others would recite the Tisarana, Pancasila and the Vandana in either English or Pali. The boy and the girl light the candles and incense sticks and offer to the image of Buddha and around it. This is followed by reciting of wedding vows by the couple that is prescribed for each of them in the Sigilovdda Sutta (Digha Nikilya). The marriage is concluded with the parents or the assembly resiting the Mangala Sutta and Jayamangala Gatha as a means of offering their blessings for the couple.

Rituals After Marriage - The girl's departure from her paternal house is selected from the Kika (horoscope). This day could be any day between the first day after marriage till the tenth day.