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Overseas Pakistan Matrimonial

Engagement

An engagement (Mangni), is a formal ceremony to mark the engagement of the couple. It is usually a small ceremony that takes place in the presence of a few close members of would-be bride's & groom's families. Rings and other items of jewellery amongst affluent families are exchanged between the would be bride and groom. Traditionally, the bride and the groom were not seated together and the rings are placed on the bride's finger by the groom's mother or sister and vice versa. In recent years however, segregated functions have become a rarity and rings are usually exchanged between the couple. Prayer and blessings for the couple are then recited and the wedding date is decided.

Basically the engagement occurs after the bride's parents approve of the groom and accept the wedding proposal. This can either be a lavish affair, or a small family only gathering. It involves exchange of rings which solemnize betrothal and acceptance of the proposal and impending marriage.

Typically the boy's mother will choose the ring for the girl and put the ring on her and on the other side, the girl's father will put the ring (chosen by the bride's mother) on the groom-to-be due to conservative practice of no physical touching to occur prior to marriage amongst some families. After this there may be cake cutting, but if not will always involve a feast. The engagement is thrown by the bride's family and expenses are incurred by them for the event, in terms of food and hall hire (if applicable).

Some families may not undergo a formal engagement party. Other methods after verbal acceptance of proposal can include gifting the girl with clothes, jewelry or any other items from the family. The boy may also gift her with an item of his choosing. This marks the beginning of the waiting period, which could be a few weeks, or months or even years for the wedding day and events to come.

 
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