Bangladesh dating and marriage
However, segregated engagement ceremonies have become a rarity among the newer generations and rings are usually exchanged between the couple.
A prayer (Dua) and blessings are then recited for the couple, and the wedding date is decided.
However this has changed substantially in recent generations with males featuring prominently.
Although in some families rasm-e-heena is not considered compulsory.
Following the first visit, both the man and woman have their say in whether or not they would like a follow up to this visit.
Once both parties are in agreement, a proposal party () is held at the bride's home, where the groom's parents and family elders formally ask the bride's parents for her hand in marriage.
Beyond age 20, both men and women are considered potential grooms and brides.
The groom will typically wear a casual black or white shalwar qameez, sherwani or western suit while the bride will typically wear an embroidered brightly colored shalwar kameez, sari or lehnga.