The Indian subcontinent has historically been home to a wide variety of wedding systems.
Some were unique to the region, such as Swayamvara (which was rooted in the historical Vedic religion and had a strong hold in popular culture because it was the procedure used by Rama and Sita).
These marriages are often referred to as "self-arranged marriages" or "love-arranged marriages" in India.
Arranged marriages vary widely by region and community across the Indian subcontinent.
where the initial contact with potential spouses does not involve the parents or family members).