Pakistans dating scene
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.
Similarly, on the groom's side, oil is applied to his head and sweets are fed to the groom.
Sometimes elaborate musical and acting performances are part of the Rasm-e-Heena celebrations.
Rings and other items of jewelry among affluent families are exchanged between the would-be bride and groom.
In traditional weddings, the bride and the groom are not seated together, and the rings are placed on the bride's finger by the groom's mother or sister, and vice versa.
In love marriages, the man directly proposes to the woman.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.Nowadays, it has become common to hold the event at a marriage hall or hotel.The groom will typically wear a casual black or white shalwar qameez, sherwani or western suit while the bride will typically wear an embroidered brightly colored shalwar kameez or sari.The dress may or may not be accompanied by jewellery, depending upon region and ethnic background.