This is a sad occasion as the Bride’s family bid her farewell as she leaves her parent’s home to begin a new life with her husband. She leaves with tears of joy and sorrow, carrying the very best of wishes of all that witnessed the marriage ceremony.
As they depart, the Bride’s sisters try to stop the car from leaving by placing their hands on the bonnet so that their new brother-in-law asks their permission to take the Bride away with him. With their permission, he offers money or gifts as a token.
However, before the wedding car departs, the priest places a coconut under the front wheel and waits for it to be broken under the weight of the car. This is to ensure a safe journey and to bless the start of their newly married life.