Indian weddings have an appeal of their own. As per the tradition, the wedding is primarily organized by the bride's family, however, the reception might be an exception.
Reception ceremony is celebrated just after the main wedding day. It is the first public appearance of the newlywed couple after their marriage. The reception is usually organized by the family of the groom and is a sort of a grand party. The friends and associates mainly from the groom side attend this ceremony. Only the close members from the bride side are invited.
This is a celebration time for both the families as they rejoice over their new accord. The reception ceremony also serves as an opportunity for the bride to know the acquaintances and associates of the groom's family. This is the time when the bride finally represents herself as an important member of her new family. Reception ceremonies are therefore arranged from the groom's side to make the world know that they have a new member and they celebrate her arrival. It is an extension of the marriage celebrations.
Receptions are actually the last rituals of a wedding. After this, the individuals have a recognition as a couple.