Asian ceremony festivities are full of rich culture and traditions. From elaborate meals to wonderful hand- drawn henna designs on the bride’s hands and feet, to the symbolic lighting of a sacred fire and tying of the couple along with silk ribbons, each detail is considered to be symbolic and crucial for the marriage.

Countless couples discuss a fortune teller or a Chinese monk to help them choose an auspicious day for their bride. They also seek out the direction of their mothers and ask them to confer their riches on the coalition.

Guests frequently offer products to the bride and groom at the meeting. The couple’s relatives normally offers a perfumed handkerchief to the bride, and the bride’s parents give the partners decorated twigs of Sakaki ( a sacred branch used in worship of angels). There is no best man or giving away of the wedding in a Shinto bride meeting and a few words are spoken by the priest before the service concludes with the partners offering the leaves of Sakaki together.

In Indian ceremony ceremonies, the wife wears a saree which is a long piece of fabric draped around the body and embellished with elaborate stitching. The wedding wears a kurta which is a longer coat- like garment. At the ceremony, visitors pour holy water from their conch shells over the woman’s joined hands to thank them and offer their best wishes. During the welcome, there are usually bear dancers which are believed to ward off evil spirits.