Marriages are based on the rituals which are carried forward till date. Both the bride and the groom participate in marriage to get united and called as husband, wife.
The life of bride gets totally changed. She reaches her new home, graha pravesh (celebrating the bride coming home for the first time) is performed which is followed by puja (prayers) and then the sisters are bribed by the groom to get to spend the left over time with his beautiful bride. Sisters and rest of the family try their best to keep the groom and the bride away as long as possible. A huge amount (in cash or kind) is charged by the sisters to give entry to the bride and the groom to their love nest or the bedroom.
The bride and the groom is offered a warm glass of almond and saffron milk on the first night as per the Hindu tradition and courtesy Bollywood films and serials.
Couples are offered warm cup of saffron and almond milk to: Replenish their loss of energy after long tiring wedding rituals, Amino acids present in almond- saffron milk gives you a punch of strength. Similarly this explains the practice to leave a glass of almond saffron milk in a couple’s wedding night chamber. Milk and almonds both give you protein; which makes your hormones (testosterone and oestrogen) support better sex.
Milk is a considered as aphrodisiac; i.e. it strengthens the reproductive tissue. It is vitalizing for re-productivity so that both the sex drive and the offspring is strong, Saffron is also used to increase interest in sex. Saffron prevents pre-mature ejaculation. First night brings lot of nervousness hence the almond- saffron milk helps release happy hormone called endorphins to help the couple feel happy and calm.