Wedding ceremony of the Bakhtiaris

How do you sort through all the options? Simple: Ask. “It comes down to having a dialogue with my clients,” says the Connecticut-based Badrinath, who grew up in India. For example, it would be useful to know that at a Macedonian wedding service, a platno (piece of cloth), usually bought by the nunka (maid of honor), is draped over the shoulders of the young couple in a symbolic gesture of binding them together, and that before the ceremony, the nunko (best man) shaves the groom because he traditionally is thought to be too nervous to do the job himself.