Marriage Customs in Thailand

In Thailand, the custom of getting married is a household event. Relationships may be arranged by families, and a man must win the respect of both his princess’s and his own families. This can be seen in the Sin Sod dowry and the custom of giving the bride’s relatives gifts of gold and cash. This custom is viewed as a sign of the groom’s social standing and success.

A pair may encourage an odd quantity of monks to their home on the wedding day to participate in Rod Nam Sang, a unique blessing ritual. The brides may receive fluids blessings from the priests, who also wish them happiness and success in their marriage.

Procession for Khan Maak

The groom and his family will lead a march to the couple’s home on the wedding day with trays of meal, flowers, and other items. The participants sing songs to the beat of Thai longer drummers during this festive and enjoyable service. Sin Sod, cash, other gifts, betel nuts, perfume sticks, candles, grains, and other auspicious items that stand for enjoy, happiness, longevity, fertility are all found on the trays.

An elder from the vicar’s relatives did put a customary headpiece made of cotton on the bride and groom after they have passed the doors of the bridal residence. The two eyes are therefore looped along with a particularly prepared pale thread called” sai monkhon,” which represents the idea that even though they are uniting, they will always be separate entities.