Procedure of customary marriages Amarasi, Kupang East Nusa Tenggara
The series of public marriage ceremony Amarasi Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur, begins with an introductory event between two family members who will be family . Before the two families met, usually the family grooms will first send a messenger to come to the house of brides in order to meet and get acquainted with girls who would groom.
On that occasion also, the envoys would convey the purpose of the grooms for the immediate family heart woo the girl child. After getting an answer from the family of brides, the messenger to come home and deliver the results to the family of the grooms meeting. Then they will negotiate to determine the right time to hold a meeting of two families on the show to discuss the continuation of the plan proposal.
But before that meeting happen, the family of the grooms is required to make the family a letter addressed to brides Before the days of the proposal isdone, the family brides will also send areply letter to the family of the grooms contains a sign of their willingness to accept the arrival of the grooms to woo families in which included a number of requirements that they ask for and conduction charge.
On the day of the proposal, the family brides will prepare a designated family representative as a spokesperson and he is in charge of welcoming family group grooms. At the time of the day this proposal, the grooms group must arrive on time, carrying goods that were previously fixed conduction, typically as much as 5-7 tray / trays carried by teenage- girls, this is a prerequisite for the completeness of the dowry. Usually conduction goods demanded, among others:
Conduction I: contains nuts as much as one bunch. Conduction II: the Betel contains money for the ransom of breast milk, donor money to the church and government as well as money took. Conduction III: a set of clothing materials for brides and parents. Conduction IV: containing gold jewelry that is destined for the brides. Conduction V: contains the lights are already lit. While other conduction usually contain various foodstuffs, fruit or cake.
After each family spokesman met, theywill perform the conversation and afterno agreement then the goods conductionis then handed over. Once an agreement is established, thegrooms family would gather herextended family to tell other what is theresult of an agreement in a meeting offamilies in the event the
The day before the wedding day arrived, the house will be held brides picah bok event is preparation for a party or party tents set up tank.
On the day, before the brides to the venue for theceremony or the wedding ceremony, brides advance outof the house / room through the front door of thehouse / her doorstep. There he had been awaited byhis sisters who had prepared a pitcher of water thatwill be used to wash the feet of the bride. Each brotherwho was getting ready is then washed the feet of thebride and groom and they would get the gold coins thathad been prepared by the grooms in a crock. After thefoot washing ceremony is completed the new bride andgroom to the place that has been provided to formalizetheir marriage.
Once the couple officially became husband andwife then the event will be followed by a partyat the home of the bride. At night after theparty was over, the grooms family will appeal tothe brides family to bring home his bride at thetime had officially become his wife as well aslaw.