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  • 1. Planning a Wedding
    • Section 141
    • Spring 2008
  • 2. ANAN OHOUD ROLA
  • 3. Planning a Wedding
    • Marriage customs differ from one country to another based on religions and cultures.
    • Today we will talk about planning a wedding in Kuwait.
  • 4.
    • A bride gets to be chosen by the groom and his family.
    • The groom’s family arranges a visit to the bride’s house to ask for her hand. This is known as Al-Khetba, which means the engagement.
  • 5.
    • The marriage negotiations start by setting a date for tying the knot, which is called al-melcha.
  • 6.
    • Then a financial gift , al-mahar, is given by the groom on that day to the bride. A discussion can take place across the room to raise the amount that is initially set.
  • 7.
    • The groom also give his new bride some jewelry, such as the wedding ring, called al-debla, along a set of earrings, necklaces, a bracelet and a ring, which are all called al-shabka .
  • 8. Forms of Jewelry
  • 9.
    • Two separate wedding parties are set, one for men and the other for women.
    • Both parties are held at night, serving dinner for the guests or maazeem as we call them in Kuwait.
    • The women’s party is usually combined with music and dance.
  • 10.
    • The bride wears a white dress.
    • The groom wears his traditional clothes covered by the cloak or bisht.
  • 11.
    • After the big day is over, the bride and groom usually fly somewhere romantic and spend time together. This trip is called the honeymoon or shaher elasal.
  • 12.
    • Thank you for listening.