Malaysian Bride Convention- The Groom Makes his way To The Bride’s House

Each malaysian wedding convention carries with it a strong significance and meaning. While they may not many be practiced now, it is important to realize that these rituals and ceremonies play a major role in the Malay person’s rich cultural heritage.

The Man Makes his way To The Bride’s House

Once the wedding has received permission to enter the bride’s home from her wali or kadi, he may be accompanied by a kompang ( malaysian women for marriage drums- pounding festival) adorned with bunga manggar, palm petals crafted of tinsel on bamboo poles that signify fertility and wealth. His friends and family may also bring bunga rampai, a melange of blossoms and pandan leaves that symbolize the woman’s blessings.

Before the groom is allowed to see his wedding, he likely be stopped by relatives and friends who may challenge him with tasks quite as reciting pantuns, forking out cash, dancing or singing. This is known as the hadang or gatecrashing service. Upon successfully completing these challenges, the bridegroom will be granted permission to enter the princess’s home and get her mas kahwin, a enforced surprise that signifies his responsibility to provide for her and his new household.

Once he has entered the house, the groom will be welcomed with a makan bersanding where guests and members of both families will serve the newlyweds. This is a chance for the family to thank them for their hospitality as well as to offer their best wishes and blessings to the couple.