Buddhist and Hindu weddings are steeped in centuries old traditions that often play out over several days. Just as the bride and groom and their families have certain social obligations to fulfill, there are certain expectations guests must adhere to in order to show proper respect for the couple’s spiritual beliefs.
“Marriage Gifts for Buddhist and Hindu Couples” outlines some of the social rules of gift giving in these ancient cultures. The article also provides ideas for presenting the couples with meaningful gifts that honor their heritage and bestow blessings upon the union. Both cultures consider extravagant presents to be inappropriate unless there is a significant meaning attached to it. Instead, focus on gifting a personalized item that the couple can display in their home or that helps them start their lifelong journey together.
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