Indonesian Bridal Traditions

In Indonesia, getting married is a big deal It is considered the biggest achievement one can have in living and as such it requires a fantastic festivity.

Weddings in Indonesia can been small and sensual, or a magnificent affair in a 5- star resort ballroom. The most important thing is that they reflect the culture and values of the few being celebrated. Beneath are some of the most special indonesian ceremony traditions that can be found throughout the archipelago.

Before the formal festival takes place, the bride and groom are bathed by the mothers of both sides with many different kinds of herbs, citrus fruit and coconut water to fight bad spirits and wish for a productive marriage. This soaking tradition is also done for expecting parents in their sixth fortnight to ward off bad luck and maintain a healthy labour.

The Pingitan, or seclusion festival, is a traditional ritual that is done in Central Java. The bride and groom are n’t allowed to leave their house for a certain period of time before the marriage ceremony is to take place. This is said to protect the wife from any perils that may befall her and help the wedding yearn more for his wedding.

During an indonesian bridal, it is customary to give gifts to the honeymooners. If you choose to give cash, you should place it in a beautifully decorated box and post it to the waitress who will write your name and the amount of money you gave next to your trademark in the guest guide. It’s also common to have a table at the reception where guests can purchase gift boxes or other items to express their gratitude.

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