Dating and marriage in afghanistan
In arranged marriages, the first visit is purely for the parties to become acquainted with one another and does not include a formal proposal.
Following the first visit, both the man and woman have their say in whether or not they would like a follow up to this visit.
Most marriages in Pakistan are traditional arranged marriages, semi-arranged marriages or love marriages.
Once a decision has been made by either the man or woman or both, one or more representatives of the potential groom’s family pay a visit to the potential bride's family.
The groom will typically wear a casual black or white shalwar qameez, sherwani or western suit while the bride will typically wear an embroidered brightly colored shalwar kameez or sari.
Once both parties are in agreement, a proposal party () is held at the bride's home, where the groom's parents and family elders formally ask the bride's parents for her hand in marriage.