September 28, 2021
Pakistani weddings involve an important but fun ceremony called the baraat. Along with the groom, friends, family, and cousins form a procession from the groom's family towards the bride's house. A groom is typically escorted by a horse or a horse carriage during the baraat. During the procession, the whole family and group of friends dance to popular songs. However, the groom does not participate in dancing. Modern grooms prefer to arrive at their bride's house in an expensive car rather than on a horse.
Baraat Ceremony at Pakistani Wedding
The family of the bride welcomes the baraat with flower garlands and petals when it reaches the bride's house. Meanwhile, the bride's sisters and cousins await the groom for the doodh pillai ceremony. It's a fun ceremony where the groom has to pay the bride's sisters cash amount before he meets his bride. This is followed by another fun ceremony of joota chupai. The baraat marks the end of this extravagant wedding celebration. A ritual of the baraat called the Rukhsati is of utmost importance. Along with it comes the moment when the family sends off the bride with the groom.
As part of the Baraat ceremony, food plays an important role. For the groom's family and friends, the bride's family hosts this ceremony. Consequently, a plethora of different cuisines and food items are served.
Bride at Baraat Ceremony at Pakistani Wedding
Everyone in the baraat ceremony dresses elegantly, from the bride, groom, to their families. Known for their intricate thread work, pastel palettes, and fine embellishments, Pakistani wedding dresses are extremely popular. It is expected that everyone will dress up to the nines for this ceremony. You can choose from a wide selection of high-quality sherwani designs and ethnic wear outfits like Anarkali suits, ethnic gowns, and salwar kameez designs to suit your style at Fabricoz.