First Ceremony

From the day of finalizing your soulmate till the actual wedding there are many traditional functions that are sacred & auspicious for the future life of the bride & groom. Functions keep the guests involved in the celebrations & enhance the bond between the two families. After deciding your soulmate there is a function to let the world know that know you have stopped seeking for proposals and are getting married. This function is the beginning of the wedding celebrations & is also called the tilak or roka function. Following is the list of requirements for the first ceremony. You can also use the planning checklist to keep track of arrangements.

  1. Decide the date & timing of the function.
  2. Decide the budget of the function.
  3. Prepare a guests list for the function & invite them. This function is a small function with very close family members; but the scale of the function can vary as per your choice.
  4. This function takes place at the groom’s residence; if the scale of the function is large, you need to finalize the venue i.e. a banquet hall.
  5. Have simple decoration with flowers, fabric, etc.
  6. After the function snacks & drinks are served to the guests. So decide the menu & communicate the same to the caterer.
  7. For the tilak function you will require:
  • Puja Thali
  • Pandit/priest if required as per your tradition.
  • Havan if required as per your tradition.
  • Gifts for the bride & groom. i.e dress, fruits, jewelry, henna (mehendi), etc.
  • Sweets to be exchanged after the ceremony.
  • Appoint a photographer/ videographer to take photos & videos so that you can preserve all the memories of these special moments forever.