From India to Indonesia, China to Japan, Asia has a wealth of amazing cultures, faiths and practices. Ok we investigate some of the more important ones that have survived the test of time with regards to marriages and wedding.

A Mehndi Ceremony

A Mehndi Service is an important pre-wedding ritual that takes place in many Asian cultures and involves the application of intricate henna designs on the hands and feet of the bride. This is thought to bring good luck, fertility and prosperity to the couple. This ceremony is often accompanied by music and dancing and it is customary for the bride’s female friends and relatives to also get their hands decorated with henna.

An significant and metaphoric wedding custom known as the Chinese betrothal or Guo Da Li ceremony occurs to mark the beginning of a proper wedding between the bride and groom’s households. During this ceremony, which is typically followed by a dinner party for the bride’s family, Pin Li ( betrothal ang pao ) and Jia Zhuang ( bride’s dowry ) are exchanged several gifts.

During this meeting the wife is typically escorted to her father’s home by adult members of her family who greet them at the door. She typically wears a red trousers, blouse, or other piece of clothing, as well as gold and silver jewelry, particularly a necklace made of dome-shaped bells called Kalire, which is said to protect against bad. The bride and groom finally exchange vows at a american marriage on a raised system known as the Mandap, which is similar to the Mandap.