Open Daily 9:30–6:00, Monday Until 8:00
Back to all Post

A Closer Look at a Wedding Custom in Asia

Marriages are by nature a fusion of two individuals and their civilizations. With that in mind, many Asiatic nations have numerous practices and rites surrounding the bridal weekends. Some may be acquainted with the Mehndi Ceremony, but what about the Milni Meeting? Let’s taking a closer look at some of the most popular wedding traditions in eurasia.

The Mehndi ( or Henna ) ceremony is a pre- wedding festival where the bride and her female family members and friends get their hands decorated with intricate henna designs. This is not only a celebratory celebration but it also symbolizes the strength of the relationship between the wife and her future spouse.

On the day of the ceremony, the wedding is often escorted to her groom’s residence by her parental uncle and is welcomed by the female members of the groom’s household with crimson boxes of funds( much like we might notice a “celebrity” create a great gate at their marriage). The groom makes his way to the mandap where he sits alongside the bride and takes seven steps, which are similar to saying their vows in a western wedding.

The tying of the knot is typically followed by the Saptapadi, where the couple promises themselves and each other that they will honor their parents, live in harmony and treat each other with respect. Then the newly married couple will leave for their honeymoon! Traditionally, the groom would escort his bride back to her parents on the third day after the wedding and honor them by paying respects to their elders. This was to thank them for raising her and to show their appreciation and respect for her.

Add Your Comment