Archive | March, 2011

Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – Water Pouring

  พิธีหลั่งน้ำพระพุทธมนต์ (Water pouring)  The water pouring is the most important part of the Thai wedding ceremony as during this part the couple officially become husband (สามี [saa-mee]) and wife (ภรรยา [pan-ra-ya]). Traditionally, this was all that was required to validify the marriage, but nowadays the couple are also required to obtain a marriage certificate [...]

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Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – Counting the Dowry

Thai marriage at large and definitely the ceremony of Traditional Thai Wedding interlinked with an ancient tradition called sinsod (สินสอด). A custom of paying a dowry (dowery) to compensate a family of bride “for mother’s milk”. A concept of sinsod was initially brought in to ensure that one’s daughter does not marry below her potential standing [...]

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Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – The Engagement

Traditionally, the engagement is performed well in advance of the wedding, just as in western culture, but recently, it has become common for it to be carried out on the wedding day after Counting the Dowry. The engagement is historically a way of introducing the bride to the groom, who has been selected by her parents [...]

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Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – symbolic doors

Barring the Groom from approaching the Bride (พิธีกั้นประตู) In order for the wedding to continue, the groom must bring the bride from her room to join him for the engagement ceremony. However, before this can happen, the groom must successfully pass through a number of obstacles that are put in the groom’s way by the bride’s [...]

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