Ahmedabad, the fastest growing city of India, is also the third fastest growing city of the world. It is the city with classical and colonial European styled buildings. Ahmedabad, the Manchester of East has established itself as a center of booming textile industry. Ahmedabad diamond industry gained its name around 17th century after the first Ahmedabad diamond was sold. It is perhaps the world’s main diamond cutting center. People in Ahmedabad are known for their rich, vibrant and colorful culture. They are energetic and enthusiastic who celebrate every occasion with fun, happiness and togetherness. Ahmedabad is also home to prestigious IIM.
Marriages in Ahmedabad are bright and full of music. People wear traditional clothes. Families along with bride and bridegroom dance for hours. Brides dress themselves in beautiful dresses called "Panetar" and grooms wear sherwanis with safas on head. Food at marriages in Ahmedabad is mainly Gujarati vegetarian food. Marriage feast in Ahmedabad is really the best food one can find to eat in Gujarat. Marriages in Gujarat are held in daytime with sheer delight.
Gujaratis make matrimonial matches within their communities. They take help of various matrimonial sites, organizations, friends and relatives to search for a suitable match for their son or daughter. There is a sizeable population of Punjabis, Marathis, Telugu, Tamils, Sindhis, Malayalis and Marwaris, who bring their native language and culture to the city. Some of the different communities of people living in Gujarat are Brahmin, Jains (Degambar, Shwetambar), Lohana, Marathas, Patel Leva, Patel Kadva, Patel Dodia, Sindhi, Vaishnav , Vaishnav Vania etc. All of them follow number of rituals and traditional ceremonies during their festivals and various ceremonies. Matrimony/ Marriages are the occasions celebrated with traditional methods full of prayers and rituals for the bride and the groom, and their families. After various rituals and ceremonies, a marriage takes place and the ’united souls’ are blessed by the families and friends for a promising happy and wonderful future.