This is a ceremony where the families of the bride and groom formally meet and agree to the engagement.
This is a ceremony where the couple formally agrees to get married. It typically involves the exchange of rings and is often accompanied by a celebration with family and friends.
These are events where the bride and groom celebrate with their close friends and family before the wedding.
Bridal shower is a ceremony where the bride is showered with gifts and blessings from her female family members and friends.
This is a pre-wedding ceremony where the bride has intricate henna designs applied to her hands and feet. It is often accompanied by music and dancing.
This is a pre-wedding ceremony where turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom's skin to make them glow and look beautiful on their wedding day.
This is a pre-wedding ceremony where the families of the bride and groom come together to sing and dance in celebration of the upcoming wedding.
This is the groom's wedding procession, where he and his family and friends ride horses, elephants, or in decorated cars to the wedding venue.
This is a ceremony where the bride's father gives her away to the groom, symbolizing the transfer of responsibility and care.
This is a ceremony where the bride and groom take seven vows around a sacred fire, known as the saat phere. These vows represent their commitment to each other and to their future together.
After the phere, the groom applies sindoor (vermilion powder) to the parting of the bride's hair, and places a mangalsutra (a sacred necklace) around her neck, symbolizing their married status.
This is a ceremony where the bride says goodbye to her family and leaves with her husband, symbolizing her departure from her parental home.
This is a post-wedding ceremony where the bride and groom arrive at the groom's home, and the bride is welcomed as the new member of the family.