Among all the things that stress a woman on her wedding day, it is the thought of spending the night in another bed in another house. Every Indian bride has to go through the first night ritual at a new place and the pressure can be daunting. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be this stressful. Here’s why:

Your wedding day will tire you out:
All the ceremonies of the day will leave you exhausted and it is important to deal with this truth. You may not have the physical energy to do anything on your first night.


You don’t need to look shy if you don’t feel it:
We have movies to blame for this. If you’re not a shy bride and if you’re feeling very confident, then be yourself. Your husband will love you for being you.

You will feel awkward:
You will experience this feeling if you’re sharing an intimate space with your partner for the first time. However, there are a number of things that can break the ice.

You won’t get any privacy:
In typical Indian fashion, you will have to deal with a gang of cousins, aunts and uncles who will take up your time.

Prepare to be embarrassed:
The bridegroom’s family, which is responsible for welcoming a bride to their house, always go the extra mile while decorating the room where you’re about to spend your first night. Part of this problem is they might hide something embarrassing so survey the room first.


You might not even spend the night together:
Some Indian traditions require the groom and the bride to sleep in separate bedrooms on their first night.
It may not turn out like a Bollywood movie:
Be realistic and embrace your husband for who he is. Not everything has to be perfect about this night.


Make sure you both talk:
No matter how the night transpires, you and your newly-wedded husband must spend some time together talking about the day you had. After all, it’s the first day of the rest of your life together.