A Haldi ceremony requires family, friends, bangles, coconuts, bananas, bangles, ritual, tumeric, bangles, a couple of outfit changes, a couple more coconuts and a whole lotta mess! (Did I mention the gazillion bangles?)
Et voila! One bride and one groom, in their respective family houses - beautified and purified before the wedding ceremony day.
Balders is now unable to drink alcohol (booo!), do any housework (yay!!) or leave the house until after she’s wed. Might as well get an early night, then!