Expertise: Punjabi Sikh Wedding Priest
A day before your Sikh Destination Wedding we, your Punjabi Sikh Wedding Priest(s), hold a mandatory rehearsal meeting with the couple, their parents, significant members of the family and resort planner to go through the timeline wedding day sequence.
Details of the Baraat, Milnee, bridal and groom processionals, along with start and finish times are confirmed. Resorts can sometimes be large and expansive, up to a mile long, and coordinating early morning logistics is extremely important.
The couple is ‘walked’ through the entire wedding protocol, including Matha Tek, Kalgi removal, Ardas, Palla Ceremony, the 4 Lavan, and given assistance on how to manage prolonged sitting.
Do check out our Sikh Wedding Ceremony Guide FAQ page for answers to questions or concerns you may have regarding your Sikh ceremony. Over the decades, countless couples have thanked us for the introduction and rehearsal meeting. You can also learn more about our Indian Wedding Priest story and Punjabi Priest services. It is our sincerest intention for you to have the most beautiful Sikh Indian Wedding ceremony.
Overseeing Ceremony Setup
On the wedding day, before sunrise, as your Sikh Priest Destination Wedding specialist, we arrive at the ceremony space to make sure the decor set up is delivered according to the agreed specs. We oversee the respectful transformation of the space into a Gurudwara-type ambiance. After the completion of the decor and room setup, as your Punjabi Sikh Wedding Priest, we arrange and set up the Kirtan and Altar/Mandap Stages with the religious materials and also make sure the sound system is set up for a pristine sound for your ceremony.
Baraat & Milnee
Many families choose to have traditional cultural wedding ceremonies before the actural Sikh Destination Wedding ceremony. This can include the groom’s sisters putting on the Kalgi and Sehra.
Even at a Sikh Destination Wedding, the groom often arrives on a horse during the Baraat for the Milnee Ceremony, with his family, relatives, and friends dancing alongside the symbolic dhol playing.
Prior to the Milnee, as part of our Indian Priest for Wedding services, we assist and delegate the tying of Rumaals, head coverings. This is followed by a brief introduction, with an overview of the ceremony protocol and of what to expect during the ceremony.
As part of our Sikh Indian Wedding Priest services, the Milnee Ardas is recited, followed by the typical exchanges of garlands and hugs by significant members of both families.
Punjabi Sikh Wedding Priest Expertise
- Meet & bless the bride before the ceremony
- Assist with the groom’s processional order
- One (1) hour ceremony after bide is seated
- All pertinent Sikh Wedding Shabads
- Traditional Anand Karaj with Gurbani Kirtan
- Reading & singing of Lavan
- Ceremony in Punjabi with informative English dialogue
- Blessing of Rings at Ceremony
- Agreement Vows
- Final Ardas & placing of Rumala
- Blessing of Parshaad
Interfaith & Multi-Racial Couples
Being a ‘mixed – fusion’ Sikh Officiant couple, we are well aware of the social and cultural difficulties that are sometimes imposed by relatives who do not approve of your personal choice and love for your partner. We frequently conduct Sikh ceremonies for Interfaith couples, bringing the message of tolerance, equality, and oneness. We welcome all cultures and all human traditions to celebrate their Destination Sikh Wedding. Contact us for our Punjabi Sikh Wedding Priest services and receive a FREE quote for your Sikh Wedding Ceremony Program.