Following are the customs celebrated during a Punjabi wedding :
- Roka - A formal beginning of a relationship with a commitment between two families.
- Shagan - offering of gifts and sweets by bride's family to the groom's family.
- Chunni Chadava - Where presents like red saree and others are given to the bride by groom's family as a token of love.
- Sangeet Ceremony - Performance of folk dances along with singing of traditional songs at both bride's as well as groom's place.
- Mehndi - Applying of henna on bride's hands and foot with husband's name on it.
- Chuda - Red and cream ivory bangles are worn by the bride, which is first rotated among all the relatives to seek their blessings.
- Sehrabandi - The groom is tied a turban with other accessories on it, and then he is offered gifts representing good luck and love.
- Ghodi Chadna - . The Groom climbs the mare with blessings and leaves for the wedding venue.
- Varmala - Exchanging of wedding garlands among bride and groom.
- Saat Phere - With the priest chanting mantras, the couple ties the knot of marriage taking seven rounds around the holy fire.
There are many other rituals as well, which too are an indispensable part of a Punjabi wedding such as Vatna, Ghara Ghardoli, Milni, Jaago etc. All these ceremonies reflect some or the other value and is solely practiced for the welfare of the couple. Thus, Punjabi wedding is a combination of lively and joyful occasions with mixed and deep feelings.