The short form: they really do all that Bollywood stuff at the weddings. The women of one family dance for the women of the other family, then the women of the other family dance for the women of the first family, then the women get to dance with the guys. And they do a lot of singing, too.
I've been having a terrific time at the wedding, describing all the elaborate ceremonies with all their color and vivacity, and my character's reaction to them. It was when I was transcribing the chants in their original Sanskrit that I began to wonder, Is this too much damn detail? Which was followed, naturally enough, by the question, Am I obsessing about the wedding because I'm too uncertain about the chapters that follow?
Dark thoughts ensued.
But here's a lesson for the new writer: when you start filling your narrative with a lot of cool, intricate, colorful detail, you have to ask yourself why. Is this actually relevant to the story that you're telling? And if not, why is it there? Because it's cool can be a valid answer, but only if it really is show-stoppingly cool.
In my case, there are reasons why Bangalore and why the wedding, but they're not major plot reasons, they're background reasons. (The wedding isn't a part of this story, it's a part of the previous story, which I'm not telling. So it's a way of not having to write the prequel.)
But anyway: the wedding is cool enough, but only just. So in the pages that follow, I'm going to ease off on the wedding descriptions and start jumping into the plot.