Behold the most expensive tumblers ever!
One of the most amazing things about weddings is that they are family affairs. Everyone you share a bond with is there celebrating your happiest day. There are some traditions (or rasams, as known in Pakistan) that bring the element of fun into weddings. One of the most cherished and anticipated traditions of a wedding is the ‘doodh pilai’. Most of you will be familiar with it, but for those who aren’t, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The brides’ sisters present the bridegroom with a decorated glass of milk. The bridegroom is obliged to drink from it and pay the sisters of the bride for the privilege. Does it make sense? Not that we know of, but it is so much fun for sure. The groom’s party try to bargain and try to drive the payment to a minimum, while the bridal party offers countering arguments. It is a loud and fun-filled activity that puts everyone in a great mood.
When it comes to this rasam, the glass or tumbler in which the milk is served holds special value. It should be nothing less than perfect looking. The sisters of bride or maids of honor put time and effort in trying to find a perfect glass that will be a sure eye-catcher. Sometimes they put fun twists in the rasam by playing games with the glass, some offer baby bottles as an option. We have heard of a few bridesmaids offering sheesha instead of milk cup. It is also a fun DIY project if you are so inclined. Make a spectacular tumbler that will win over your future brother in law ladies, it can also serve as a keepsake for the bride and groom. Take cues from these doodh pilai glasses we have spotted recently.
Did any special tumbler catch your eye? Do you think you can recreate it? Allow us to make a few suggestions; always have a backup tumbler to avoid any last minute disasters, and try to play the tradition by incorporating grooms’ interest. Doodh pilai is a good way to bond with your new brother in law.