Asian wedding rites are full of rich culture and traditions. From sophisticated food to gorgeous hand- drawn henna designs on the bride’s hands and feet, to the ceremonial lighting of a divine fire and tying of the couple along with silk ribbons, each detail is considered to be metaphorical and crucial for the marriage.

Some people discuss a fortune teller or a Chinese monk to help them decide an auspicious date for their marriage. They even seek out the advice of their mothers and ask them to confer their blessings on the coalition.

Friends typically offer presents to the bride and groom at the festival. The couple’s household typically offers a scented handkerchief to the wedding, and the couple’s parents give the few decorated twigs of Sakaki ( a sacred tree used in adoration of angels). There is no best man or giving away of the wife in a Shinto bridal ceremony and a few thoughts are spoken by the preacher before the service concludes with the partners offering the leaves of Sakaki along.

In Indian marriage festivities, the wife wears a lehenga which is a lengthy piece of fabric draped around the body and embellished with elaborate adornments. The bridegroom wears a saree which is a longer cover- like garment At the service, visitors pour holy waters from their shell shells over the child’s joined hands to thank them and offer their best wishes. During the welcome, there are usually lion performers which are believed to ward off evil spirits.