Padmasali is a Telugu weavers' caste or social group. They are found largely in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. In the present day, they are found in different regions all around the country. The wedding ceremony in the community starts with Pendlikoothuru, a ritual that involves anointing the bride and the groom with oil and turmeric before bath. The couple don new clothes after the bath. Padmasali brides wear flowers in her hair. They also adorn their forehead with a bindi or vermilion dot. Bangles are also an integral part of bridal wear. For the Madhuparkam ceremony, the bride wears a white cotton sari with a red border. On the other hand, the groom dons a white cotton dhoti with a red border. White colour represents purity and chastity for wedding while red colour represents strength. As an integral part of Padmasali wedding ritual, the bridegroom ties Mangalsutra, two strings each with a golden disc separately around the bride's neck with three knots. The ritual represents overall strength of the couple's union (physical, mental, and spiritual). The present day Padmasali brides prefer wearing embroidered designer red sarees, gold or pearl jewellery. Flowers are an integral part of bridal finery. Brides order special hair pieces made of flower for the occasion. This is one of the must have rituals for Padmasali brides. The modern day weddings are a lot more fun. The brides are more confident; career oriented, and can choose their own partners. The choices for bridal finery are unlimited these days.