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The bride's family visits the groom's family with gifts to confirm the engagement.In some families this chunni is a family heirloom, passed down from generation to generation.She is also presented with jewellery, which her mother and sister-in-law help her wear.The bride's father applies the mark to the groom's forehead, blesses him and gives him some money.The bride's family receives baskets of seven dried fruits: almonds, cashewnuts, dried dates, coconut pieces, raisins, dried apricots (khurman) and puffed lotus seeds (phoolmakhana).The bride and other ladies get mehendi (henna designs) done, on their hands and feet (most ladies get it done only on their hands but the bride gets it done on both hands and feet).
For the bride the mehndi is sent by the future Mother in Law, which is beautifully decorated.
A basket containing Bindi and bangles is handed around so girls can choose those that match the outfit they plan to wear to the wedding.
The Mehandi ceremony takes place in the atmosphere of a party.
Punjabi wedding traditions are a strong reflection of Punjabi culture with ritual, song, dance, food, and dress that have evolved over centuries.
Usually the ceremonies are conducted in Punjabi language but the language of the religious portion may vary, such as, Arabic for Muslims.
Nowadays people hire DJs and have a dance party followed by dinner.