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Thai bride customs

Family approval is important in Thailand, and it’s common for parents to handle their children’s marriages. The bride’s parents did meet with the groom’s family to explain how significant dowry is required and to see if their son and daughter would approve of their child marrying their daughter in the practice of Sin Sod.

A pair will gather together at a water-pouring table ( dtang rot naam ), where older members of both families and special guests will anoint their foreheads with a white thread, which monks typically use to bless them during the previous ceremony. They will receive two mon kols (ceremonial Thai headdresses) to wear afterward, which may serve as additionally a sign of their union.

The groom wo n’t be permitted to enter the bride’s home until he passes through a number of symbolic doors or gates when the khan maak procession arrives at the bride’s residence. The girls and her household typically construct these, which gently prevent him from passing easily while the crowd shouts him on with a lot of fun and frivolity.

The pair will kneel down and pray for their success and happiness before the ring transfer. The bride and groom will also give a local church a merit surprise in the form of money or food during this tradition to express gratitude to the church for its gifts. Rod Nam Sang, or Rod Nam Sang, is a custom that some contemporary newlyweds follow to celebrate the beginning of their new lives together.