Parichat & Nitipat
The Northern or "Lanna" wedding has its unique feature. Northern people regard this function as an old tradition as well as a social gathering. The name of Lanna Wedding, "Kgin-Khaek" , literally indicates the Thai meaning.
The word of Kgin is equivalent to EAT. It shows that Thai society is based on eating or food culture. Khaek means visitors or guests. (Incidentally, this word in modern usage has been applied particularly to Indians, Muslims, or Arabians who happened to migrate or visit Siam.) When the two words were put together, it meant the guests were invited to dine at the social gathering of a newly wed couple.