How to plan an Engagement Ceremony?

The very first function or event that flags off the wedding festivities is known by several names across India. Some call it Nishchitartham, while others may refer to it as Vangnishchayam or Sagai. Our compatriots in the Northern part of India call it Mangni, Chunni Chadana, or Wagdaan.  Generally speaking, we know this event as the Engagement ceremony or ring ceremony.

The Engagement Ceremony

This ceremony is typically the first formal celebration between the families of the would-be bride and groom. This event signifies an announcement in front of the entire family and friend circle that the woman and the man are engaged to be married. The Nishchitartham strengthens the bond between the families by design.


Sagai – (as it is known in North india) is an occasion where the lagna patrika (the wedding card) is written by the priest after deciding the muhurat (an auspicious date and time) for the wedding ceremony. This is followed by a ring exchange formality between the would-be bride and groom. Sweets and gifts are exchanged between families. The ceremony concludes with the engaged couple seeking the blessings of the almighty and elders. Matrimony Bazaar understands the need for this happy occasion of yours to be absolutely perfect and memorable. This is why our processes are designed so as to help you have a beautiful and hassle-free event. Be it the venue, decoration, jewelry,  make-up, or mehendi artists, name it and we will do it for you.


Priest for Engagement

The person who’s going to officiate the wedding is an integral part of the engagement ceremony. At Matrimony Bazaar, we’ll help you pick the right pandit without you having to make time for any phone calls or long commutes. Just give us your preference – a Hindi-speaking pandit or Tamil-speaking vadhiyar, and Matrimony Bazaar’s Wedding Assist team will help pick the right Priest for you from our exhaustive list. Reach out to us to find out more.



Venue for Engagement Ceremony:

Be it a big and grand ceremony or a small and cosy one with just your family members and inner circle, Matrimony Bazaar will help you zero in on the right venue with a suitable ambience and ample amount of parking anywhere in India. Just tell us your requirements in terms of the number of guests you’re expecting, your budget and the non-negotiable amenities you’re looking for in a venue and we’ll match you with the right places.

Decoration for Mangni

Any location you choose to have the ceremony at, your own house or your pretty lawn or a banquet hall, our hand-picked decorators will make the place look as stunning as the bride. You don’t have to worry about anything, because Matrimony Bazaar’s Wedding Assist team will keep you posted about everything that is happening at the venue while you are making sure that you look perfect.

Makeup and Mehndi for Engagement Ceremony

Speaking of perfect looks, Matrimony Bazaar is home to some of the most talented makeup artists who will make sure that you don a breathtaking look. The best way to flaunt the bride-to-be’s engagement ring is on the forefront of an intricate mehendi design. At Matrimony Bazaar, we can help you find the best mehndi artists in India.

Photographers for Engagement

Documenting memories is an integral part of any celebration. Matrimony Bazaar helps capture the most magical moments of the engagement ceremony by connecting you with the best photographers and videographers in town. We know your guests will do a great job at documenting the event on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook - however, for all the “official” albums we’re your go-to people.

Caterer for Sagai

Remember that mouth-watering meal you had at your friend’s wedding? Yes, you can get that for your family and friends too. Matrimony Bazaar has a bunch of outstanding caterers who are experts at different cuisines. Whether you’re looking for conservative meals served on a plantain leaf or a more modern approach to food served in a buffet format, we’ll help you find the best caterers who match your requirements and budget.


An engagement ceremony is a great chance for families to meet and get to know each other better. At Matrimony Bazaar, we ensure that you have a hassle-free experience with no unnecessary worries.


Wedding Assist Services


At Matrimony Bazaar, we understand that your busy schedule and lack of bandwidth keeps you from being as hands-on with the wedding planning process as you’d like to be. This is precisely why we have a service we call ‘Wedding assist’ - an expert from our team will be assigned to you as a relationship manager and she will not only help you find and shortlist the right vendors on a per-category basis, but also help you negotiate the right prices. Wedding Assist customers also get access to exclusive deals and discounts. All this and much more for a nominal fee (without any hidden fees.) Find out more here.


Bharat Matrimony has been helping build families since the year 2000 and we now want to help you find matches as well as execute a full-fledged wedding in a hassle-free manner.

Contact us on 0766 777 7822 or mail us on care@matrimonybazaar.com to get a trained professional to handle all the work related to yours or your kin’s wedding.