Marriages are by character a fusion of two individuals and their nations. With that in mind, countless Asian cultures have countless beliefs and festivals surrounding the bridal trip. Some may be comfortable with the Mehndi Ceremony, but what about the Milni Ceremony? Come take a closer look at some of the most common ceremony convention in india.

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 joyful event but it also symbolizes the strength of the tie between the wife and her future spouse.

On the day of the wedding, the bride is usually escorted to her groom’s residence by her paternal aunt and is welcomed by the adult members of the groom’s relatives with reddish packets of wealth( much like we might view a “celebrity” create a magnificent entrance 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.