IntroductionMarriage is one of the most memorable, sacred and thrilling moments of one’s life. Couples want their marriage dates to be remembered and thus host annual anniversaries.
What about tying the knots in a far flung area, renowned for its mysticism, serenity, tranquility and culture that have stood the test of time? What about marriage in a way, one can see depicted in some movies only; nuptials in the Happiness Kingdom, Bhutan. What about marrying in a 7th century sacred monastery?
Itinerary at a glanceDay 1: Bangkok / Delhi / Kathmandu - Paro International Airport
Day 2: Paro – The Great Day
Day 3: Paro Taktshang - To the “Tiger’s Lair”
Day 4: Paro – Thimphu
Day 5: Thimphu – Paro (Departure from Bhutan)
SummaryLike most weddings, culture and religion play significant roles in Bhutanese marriages. Weddings begin with the recitation of prayers for an everlasting relationship free from miseries. In most cases, religious heads (Lams) and monks conduct the prayers in the homes of both the bride and the groom. Later the two meet in a place of their choice; either in the bride’s or the groom’s house (or a reception hall) where vows to strengthen their ties are exchanged. White scarfs, known as Tashi Khaddar are exchanged, with the Lam offering a scarf, too.
Once this is completed, others can follow suit, beginning from family members and then guests. Gifts are given to the new couple.
This is possible and Druk Kingdom Expedition has professional experience in this. All the bride and groom need to do is come to Bhutan; we handle the rest, beginning from your wedding dresses to attending guests.
Along with the Bhutanese way, we can sieve in some characteristics of your culture, such as hosting reception.