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).
Other events are cultural additions and Registration is usually a legal requirement. Polygyny, the act of one man having multiple wives, is permitted under Pakistani civil law under the Marriage Act of 1965, (the Pakistani Family Act), with the stipulation that the first wife gives attested written permission.Sometimes the father of the bride would arrange for a competition among the suitors, such as a feat of strength, to help in the selection process.Another variant was the Gandharva marriage, which involved simple mutual consent between a man and a woman based on mutual attraction and no rituals or witnesses.She says she runs the service not only to help people find a relationship but also to help maintain the community."Within a couple of generations at the current rate of intermarriage there will be hardly any people worldwide outside of Israel who actually identify as Jewish." The Australian National University's Siew-Ean Khoo has examined a variety of data, including 2006 Census figures and marriage registration statistics, to compile a profile of inter-ethnic partnering in Australia.And these people are embracing new technology along with more traditional means in their search for a partner from the same background.