Getting engaged to a girl

Discussion in 'Romantic' started by Corzhens, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    For the engagement, it is not customary to do the kneeling and offering of the ring but I guess it is now in fashion. Anyway, the essence of the traditional engagement is to make a formal visit to the home to talk to the parents. The guy comes in semi-formal attire and bearing gifts for the entire family. Then he would ask the parents (and not the girl) for the proposed marriage.
     
  2. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    This moment is not the proposal for engagement but in telling the parents about it. Engagement is now big deal so think of that event as a grand one. It is not just telling the parents about your engagement with their daughter but it is like a surprise party. That means there is food and all the trimmings to make the moment festive. If you have the budget you can hire a singer or a band or even dancers. In short, this event is costly so be prepared for the budget.
     
  3. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    The pamanhikan used to be a sacred tradition that is practiced by families as a way of giving respect to the family of the girl. I think that is still what they do in the rural areas because some families are old fashioned and they want the formal pamanhikan even if their daughter is already pregnant.