In Indonesia, getting married is a big deal It is considered the biggest progress one can have in lifestyle and as such it requires a magnificent celebration.

Weddings in Indonesia may be small and intimate, or a grand matter in a 5- superstar resort ballroom. The most important thing is that they reflect the culture and values of the handful being celebrated. Below are some of the most unique indonesian wedding traditions that can be found throughout the island.

Before the standard festival takes location, the bride and groom are bathed by the mothers of both sides with many different kinds of herbs, citrus fruit and coconut water to resist evil spirits and intend for a profitable marriage. This soaking ceremony is also done for expecting parents in their seventh fortnight to ward off bad luck and assure a safe labor.

The Pingitan, or seclusion service, is a old-fashioned tradition 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 guard the wife from any dangers that may befall her and help the bridegroom yearn more for his wife.

During an indonesian wedding, it is customary to give items to the brides. If you choose to give funds, you should put it in a beautifully decorated envelope and post it to the hostess who will write your name and the amount of money you gave next to your personal in the visitor text. It’s also common to have a table at the reception where guests can purchase gift boxes or other items to express their gratitude.