Question: What happens at a Sri Lankan wedding?

The bride and groom walk up to the Poruwa together, leading with their right feet, and face their guests. The guests are divided based on their relation to the couple - the brides side sits on the right side of the platform and the grooms side on the left. The couple greet each other with their palms together.

How long do Sri Lankan weddings last?

The entire traditional marriage Poruwa ceremony takes about 45 minutes and proceeds as follows: Bride and then the groom will be accompanied from their hotel rooms to the marriage ceremony in a spectacular mini procession. Highlights include Kandyan traditional dancers and drummers.

What do you wear to a Sri Lankan wedding?

Some brides also opt for the traditional Western white wedding dress. Sri Lankan brides usually favor princess-style wedding dresses in these cases. The Western wedding veil is also popular among Sri Lankan brides of all communities. To add to their luxe look, Kandyan brides are also covered head to toe in jewels.

What does a Sri Lankan wedding look like?

The bride and groom walk up to the Poruwa together, leading with their right feet, and face their guests. The guests are divided based on their relation to the couple - the brides side sits on the right side of the platform and the grooms side on the left. The couple greet each other with their palms together.

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