Pakistani Wedding Customs

Pakistani Wedding Customs

Wedding TraditionsA Pakistani wedding is a ceremony to celebrate the wedlock of a bride and a groom. It is the occasion that bring closer the two families. The bride and a groom families get together. The importance of wedding ceremony is common in all the cultures of the world, but in all countries of the world have different ways of celebration of such ceremony. Pakistan is an Islamic country and has a rich customs.

Pakistani wedding is an occasion of great fun. A Pakistani wedding is followed by several per-wedding customs and rituals.

Pakistani wedding has many wedding ceremonies and the Pakistani culture has adopted those ceremonies and traditions from the Hindu culture.
Mangni
Mangni is the engagement ceremony that marks the formal engagement of couple. The small ceremony takes place in the presence of a few important members of bride & groom’s  family. Prayer and blessings for the couple are recited and the wedding date is fixed in Mangni.
Mayun
Mayun is custom of the bride entering into the state of seclusion eight to fifteen days before the wedding. The bride and groom are not allowed to see each other after the Mayun; bride is not allowed to leave her house. The beautification rituals begin during this time.
Uptan
Uptan is a paste made from turmeric, sandalwood powder, herbs and aromatic oils, which groom’s mother brings for bride. She blesses bride and applies uptan to the bride’s hands and face. Groom’s sister also does the same, and a thick string called a gana is tied to the bride’s arm.
Dolki
Dolki is a popular ceremony of singing traditional wedding songs with dolki. Bride. wears traditional Pakistani yellow outfit. Her  sisters, and cousins bring her in the dholki party.
Rasm E Henna
In this ceremony the women and girls of the groom family apply Mehndi to the bride’s hands and feet, sing and dance.
Traditionally mehndi was brought by groom’s parents.