October 19 2021 , Dulhaniyaa Desk

Credits: Pinterest

In India, a wedding is not only about the wedding day, but it also involves several functions before the actual wedding day, and each function is equally important and has a unique significance. Even though Indian weddings may be exhausting and taxing, the love-showering ceremonies, traditional customs, getting dressed up for even the tiniest occasions, and feasting on some lip-smacking delicacies are the finest parts.

One such important function is the Roka ceremony. It is the first function that takes place amongst many North Indian communities, and is also the start of the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’.  According to our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and ancestors, the Roka ritual serves as a formal declaration of both the bride and groom's agreement to marry and begin the celebrations.

It denotes that the groom has been halted, i.e. saved for the bride, and vice versa. It can also be regarded as a pre-engagement ceremony, and some individuals use this occasion to exchange rings between the couple. But it is undeniably the first function before the wedding celebrations begin.

If you are about to get rokafied and are feeling overwhelmed because of all that is going on around you, don’t worry we have got your back. We have curated some tips and tricks and outfit ideas for you, that will help you while selecting the perfect outfit for your Roka ceremony.