Nankay (maternal family) arrive with gifts for the bride including her wedding outfit. This is known as Nanki Shuk. Traditionally, nankay were the ones responsible for buying the wedding outfit and jewellery for the bride. There are no rules attached to this event. It can take place at any time that suits those involved and can be done in any manner. For example the gifts for the bride can be shown to the guests or simply delivered privately.
Bachai lok, as the price of wedding outfits continues to rise and bridal tastes and wants may be much more than nankay can afford, your Auntyji recommends having a frank discussion about the costs of outfits and jewellery. To make sure the bride gets what she wants and to make sure the nankay’s bank is not broken, her family may have to pitch in towards the costs of the wedding day outfit.
Some families no longer have the expectation that nankay will pay for the wedding outfit or jewellery. Nankai are free to give what they want and what they can afford.