In Thailand, marriage customs are a household matter. Relationships may be arranged by parents, and a wedding must gain the respect of both his bride’s community and his own. This can be seen in the Sin Sod dowry and the custom of giving the bride’s family gifts of gold and cash. This custom is regarded as a sign of the groom’s sociable standing and riches.

A pair will invite an unusual amount of monks to their house on the wedding day so they can conduct Rod Nam Sang, a unique blessing ritual. The honeymooners likely receive water blessings from the monks, who also wish them happiness and success in their marriage.

The parade of Khan Maak

The man and his family will lead a march to the bride’s home on the wedding day with plates of foods, plants, and other items. Participants in this festive and enjoyable ceremony sing songs to the beat of much Thai drummers. Sin Sod, cash, various gifts, betel nuts, fragrance sticks, candles, grains, and other sacred items that stand for enjoy, prosperity, longevity, fertility are all found on the trays.

An elder from the couple’s family did put a customary headpiece made of cotton on the bride and groom after they have passed the gates of the bridal residence. The two heads are therefore looped along with a specially prepared bright thread called” sai monkhon,” which represents that even though they are joining as one, they will always be separate entities.