Married In Bali ?
many people, Bali is well known as the island of Gods with its distinctive
beauty, culture and traditions. As the most attractive tourist destination,
Bali is also an appropriate choice to arrange a wedding due to uniqueness
of its culture, Bali is simply the best as the wedding destination.
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definitely can get a miracle island of wedding on a best valued.
Most people wishing to marry in Indonesia therefore find easier
to engage an agent or their personal travel agent to act on their
behalf. The high number of tourist visiting the island and their
plan to held a wedding in Bali is the reason of why most travel
agencies able to organize wedding. Some travel agencies may provide
some information needed in particular cases of wedding.
But, that is an agent following specialist wedding company that
they are toughly acquainted with the legal requirements and are
able to arrange all the wedding needed, it is wise the arrangement
trusting to the professional. Considering this wedding organizer
services include arranging
1. Full legal ceremony,
2. Religious only,
3. Balinese Blessing,
4. A Civil Ceremony.
pawiwahan (marriage, weddings of a Hindu couple) is a very important
part of Balinese social life. The ritual generally takes place in
the home of the groom, a further confirmation of the typical patriarchal
inclinations of Balinese culture, and is per- formed by a priest.
The newlyweds to be, dressed in very colorful and refined garments,
worn only for the day of the wed- ding, will withdraw in prayer
in the family temple. This is followed by the presentation of offerings
in the pelinggih and by a series of ritual gestures. A very
typical moment in the ceremony occurs when the bride offers the
groom several different beverages: a conventional way to reiterate
that the woman. as a wife, commits herself to obeying her husband
and to lovingly care for him for the rest of their lives.
Balinese marriages are still prearranged or negotiated, though young
men may also "kidnap" their wives, and mixed-caste marriages
are increasingly common. Marriage customs differ from caste to caste
and village to village, but all Balinese marriage practices share
fundamental similarities. There are basically two ways to get married
on Bali, 'ngerorod' and 'mapadik'.
This is marriage by elopement, in which the prearranged honeymoon
precedes the wedding ceremony. Since it's otherwise quite expensive
to marry on Bali, 'ngerorod' is becoming more and more popular.
It has particular appeal to the Balinese sense of theater. Balinese
love a spectacular kidnapping in which friends of the suitor capture
a woman in the fields, on the road, or down by the river. Theatrics
are paramount: she is expected to bite and kick her abductors
in mock self-defense.
These days it's more stylish and fashionable for the woman to
be whisked away in a hired sedan, and more often than not she
goes willingly. The couple then repairs to a friend's house stocked
with provisions, offerings, and the bride's wardrobe. The woman's
infuriated father sounds the alarm demanding to know what has
become of his daughter. A search party is organized which eventually
returns unsuccessful and exhausted.
Meanwhile, the couple is consummating the marriage before special
offerings (sesayut tabuh rah) have the time to wilt. These offerings
alone make the marriage binding by customary law. Emissaries of
the groom visit the bride's father to argue the advantages of
the union. Begrudgingly, the girl's father gives in, after a suitable
bride price has been agreed upon. The groom's father must finance
and conduct the marriage ceremony, welcoming the bride as a new
daughter into the family. The actual public wedding, within 42
days of the staged kidnapping, is only an official confirmation
of their union. They are already married in the eyes of the gods.
This is marriage by consent, in which an upper-class couple conducts
a formal courtship. Since daughters were once regarded as property
useful for attaining a family's social and political goals, high-caste
families tried to wed a son to the daughter of a friend or relative
so a blood bond would unite the resources of both families.
Under no circumstances may a woman "marry down," i.e.,
take a commoner. The preferred marriage is through a parallel
patri-cousin, the father's brother's daughter. It has been noted
that Triwangsa couples often get along so well because they are
all first cousins.
Traditionally, the man or his father journeys three times to the
bride's house with food and 'sirih'. When the bride's family visits,
the groom's father is obliged to give them food, 'sirih' is chewed
(an ancient, ritualistic means of coming to agreement), and presents
are exchanged. The groom then regularly visits the home of his
prospective bride, presenting gifts and performing services for
his future father-in-law.
The groom's family arranges and pays for the wedding; the date
set well in advance on a propitious day. Wedding guests are often
entertained by professional storytellers and musicians. Enormously
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