Bangladesh dating and marriage
Wedding customs and celebrations also differ significantly depending on ethnic background and religion.
However, a typical Pakistani wedding has at least three main customs: Rasm-e-Henna, Nikah and Walima.) is a ceremony that is named after henna, a dye prepared from the Lawsonia inermis plant which is mixed into a paste form to apply onto the hands of the bride and groom.
) is the first step of traditional Pakistani marriages.
Beyond age 20, both men and women are considered potential grooms and brides.
Once a decision has been made by either the man or woman or both, one or more representatives of the potential groom's family pay a visit to the potential bride's family.
In arranged marriages, the first visit is purely for the parties to become acquainted with one another and does not include a formal proposal.
It is traditional for the groom's sister to decide what type of dressing attire is to be worn, including the style, accents and colour.
Hairstyles may also be chosen by the grooms sister.
In Punjabi weddings, the ceremony traditionally hosted by the family of the bride, while in Baloch weddings the ceremony is traditionally hosted by the family of the groom.Following the first visit, both the man and woman have their say in whether or not they would like a follow up to this visit.