Gudia community are the Halwai of Orissa. These traditional sweet makers are actually called Gudia or Guria in Orissa. They prepare sweets for festivals and other religious ceremonies which is accepted by all castes. They belong to SEBC classes. Gudia Matrimony follows the custom of gotra exogamy. Marriage with maternal uncle's daughter is not allowed. Monogamy is the general and acceptable rule. The wedding is not attended by groom's mother in case of these weddings that usually happen in the day time. The engagement ceremony is done by the fathers of bride as well as the groom who promise to get their children wed. Then the ceremony is initiated with rituals and invitation card is distributed. The first card is placed before Lord Jagannath. Turmeric paste is applied to the bride's body before the wedding by seven un-widowed women. The bride is adorned with bridal sari, toe-rings and vermilion. The bridal sari is usually yellow in colour with red borders. The groom arrives at the bride's home in a procession. The wedding is held with great pomp and magnificence. Rice is considered sacred in Oriya weddings. Various wedding songs are sung by the women of the family. The bride is considered to bring wealth, prosperity and peace in the groom's family. When the bride finally comes to groom's home she is given a warm welcome. On the fourth day finally the two of them meet each other. The bride is showered with gifts and is expected to love and cherish the family like her own.