The functions and celebrations that happen before and after the main wedding are equally important according to the customs and traditions on the country. To have fun and enjoy these joyous times, everyone wants to participate in the functions which happen prior to the wedding. These include the engagement, sangeet, mehendi, haldi and tilak.
The engagement is a ritual which is more inspired from the western culture. However, this is now a very important part of the wedding functions where the couple exchange rings. Mehendi comprises of the celebrations and adorning the bride’s hand and feet with henna. Sangeet ceremony is another way to get together and sing traditional wedding songs. In the Haldi ceremony, turmeric is applied to the body of the bride or groom which is supposed to make them beautiful before the wedding. The tilak ceremony for the groom and the sehera ceremony see the groom being adorned with traditional accessory which is a headband. All these celebrations are held before the wedding day.