Asian ceremony rites are full of rich culture and traditions. From elaborate food to stunning hand- drawn henna designs on the bride’s hands and feet, to the royal lighting of a divine fire and tying of the couple together with silk ribbons, each detail is considered to be symbolic and significant for the marriage.

Some spouses discuss a fortune teller or a Chinese monk to help them choose an auspicious meeting for their bridal. They likewise seek out the assistance of their seniors and ask them to bestow their blessings on the union.

Attendees generally offer products to the bride and groom at the meeting. The groom’s household commonly offers a perfumed handkerchief to the bride, and the bride’s parents give the partners decorated leaves of Sakaki ( a sacred branch used in worship of goddesses). There is no best man or giving away of the wife in a Shinto marriage festival and a few words are spoken by the pastor before the meeting concludes with the partners offering the stems of Sakaki together.

In Indian wedding rites, the wife wears a blouse which is a longer piece of fabric draped around the brain and embellished with elaborate embroidery. The groom wears a saree which is a long layer- like garment. At the festival, guests pour holy waters from their conch shells over the child’s joined hands to love them and give their best wishes. During the reception, there are usually cat performers which are believed to ward off evil spirits.