Marriages are by character a fusion of two households and their nations. With that in mind, some Asiatic nations have various traditions and rituals surrounding the bridal weekend. Some may be acquainted with the Mehndi Ceremony, but what about the Milni Meeting? Come take a closer look at some of the most famous marriage tradition in asia.

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 celebration but it also symbolizes the strength of the relationship between the wife and her future partner.

On the day of the ceremony, the wedding is typically escorted to her groom’s residence by her maternal aunt and is welcomed by the adult members of the groom’s relatives with dark packets of money( much like we might see a «celebrity» make a royal gate at their bridal). 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.