It is 95 days since our wedding. I know it is funny I am counting days and I hope to count them in years as time pass by. We had big wedding (Big, Loud, Crowded, Nepali wedding) and I enjoyed every minute of it. It involved lots of culture, tradition and people I never knew. So I decided I should write about my experience before it goes fuzzy in my head. We had Nepali Newari wedding. I am going to write about our engagement and will continue with all the steps of our wedding. The steps were as follows:
Engagement ceremony – The day we were officially engaged.
- “Mehendi” ceremony – The day where all girls including Bride get henna tattoo on their hand.
- “Supari” ceremony (from Groom to Bride) – The day when Groom’s family send lots of gifts like jewellery, Saris, cosmetics, shoes, bags, fruits, Nepali Roti , Masala and much more.
- “Swayambar” ceremony -The day where all the marriage ritual happens and groom put Sindoor (Vermilion) on bride’s forehead and parting of her hair.
- Bride side Reception – Reception from bride and her family for all their relatives and friends.
- “Janti” -The day groom and his family come to bride’s home to take her to their home.
- Groom side “Supari” – The day where Bride is officially introduced to Groom’s family and they give bride jeweller or money.
- Groom side Reception – Reception form groom and her family for all their relatives and friends.
- “Mukh herne” ceremony – The day when Bride’s family come and meet Bride with lots of gifts like jewellery, Saris, cosmetic, shoes, bags fruits, Nepali Roti , Masala and much more
- “Wanjala” – The newly married couple visit the temple (Kul Deuta)
- “Jwain Bhitraune” ceremony – Days when Groom is invited to close relative of Bride for Sagun.