Option 3: Let the groom do it, take the riskier route, but get the best possible photo (Perfect Thaali Photo Moment Risk Level: High, Frequency: Rare). Whenever we lay out the options for a bride and groom, they almost always go with this option, no matter how risky. Today's couple wants to have it all - the groom put on the Thaali and the picture perfect moment. This is a difficult option, for sure, but it is by no means impossible. Below, I'll get into all of the complications that can arise.
For this example, I turn to our own wedding! Somehow, Annu and I lucked out with our priest making Annu sit for the Thaali, something I wasn't expecting at all. I remember when Annu “came at me” with the Thaali, I said “yo, you gotta stand!” And he replied with “no, the aiyar told me to sit”. A “Thaali shot”, or how to get it, was not at all on my mind during that time - it was sheer luck. By shooting multiple weddings, I’ve come to realize that it’s almost only the priests from the Rochester Hindu Temple that ask grooms to do it this way, most ask groom’s to stand. But! If you can manage to get your priest to approve a seated Thaali tying at your wedding - you're golden!