Myanmar Traditional Wedding – A couple, a boy and a girl come of age and, love one another and want to marry or arrange by parents, a wedding ceremony will be performed for them where their parents, relatives, honorable guests and friends are invited, so that they will be recognized as a newly married couple.
With her hip-length jacket….long-length silk or satin “ htain-me-thein”, the bride looks somewhat like a princess of the Royal Court in the olden days of the Myanmar kings. And the bridegroom surely looks elegant an handsome in this traditional Myanmar men’s attire which consists of a head-dress called “ gaung baung”, a long sleeve stiff collared shirt, a double length men’s silk longyi called a “ taung shay longyi”, a traditional men’s jacket and a velvet slipper.
The Master of Ceremony, the person who will consecrate the marriage is now announcing the beginning of the ceremony. The flower-girl dips her hand into the silver bowl she’s holding and gently scatter the flowers with the nuptial couple following behind, thread on these flowers, which are meant as good omen, for their life-long union as husband and wife.
After the wedding rituals are completed…. the guests are treated to refreshments offered by the couple. The married couple warmly greets and thanks the guests who have attended their wedding. The guests in return, bestow on the couple their best wishes, for prosperity and a long and happy married life!