Roka ceremony marks the beginning of a formal relationship between the two families. It is basically carried out to secure the commitment of both the parties.

What is Roka Ceremony?
 
Roka ceremony marks the beginning of a formal relationship between the two families. It is basically carried out to secure the commitment of both the parties. It is a small function involving the family members and close relatives and friends of both the prospective bride and groom. 

VENUE - Traditionally it is at the girl’s home. But depending on the budget and convenience it can be kept at an elaborate venue like banquet.

PROCEUDRE- It does not involve any complicated rituals. It begins with Tilak ceremony followed by all elders giving them blessings and gifts.

GIFTS- Both the families exchange sweets, dry fruits, basket of fresh fruits and assortments. The girls is adorned with red chunni by her to-be-mother in law along with gold jewelry, cash and clothes. The boy is gifted clothes and cash too.
PARTY- The families feed each other sweets and feast themselves. Additionally a DJ party can be arranged for everyone who enjoy dancing.
The commitment for a future bonding begins with this ceremony. 
HOW TO DRESS- 
GROOM: Well every woman loves well-groomed man. In apparel, boys can go for formal attire like trouser and shirt. If you want to be more stylish opt for denim, shirt and blazer. A well-fitted Korean collar neck shirt with trousers look great. If you are traditional type, wear a kurta with light embroidery with salwar/churidar. Accessorise with a good wrist watch.
BRIDE: you will be the centre of attraction. All the eyes are on the to-be-bride so you have to look your best.you can go for a border-work saree draped in a fashinable manner or a heavy anarkali suit. Hair can be blow-dried and kept open or tied sleekly in a bun and adorned with fresh flowers or accessories. Make-up should be simple and glowy. Highlight either your eyes or lips, never both. Wear light jewellery matching your dress. 

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