Kuwaiti Wedding

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Kuwaiti Wedding

  1. 1. Planning a Wedding <ul><li>Section 141 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. ANAN OHOUD ROLA
  3. 3. Planning a Wedding <ul><li>Marriage customs differ from one country to another based on religions and cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>Today we will talk about planning a wedding in Kuwait. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>A bride gets to be chosen by the groom and his family. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The marriage negotiations start by setting a date for tying the knot, which is called al-melcha. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>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 . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Forms of Jewelry
  9. 9. <ul><li>Two separate wedding parties are set, one for men and the other for women. </li></ul><ul><li>Both parties are held at night, serving dinner for the guests or maazeem as we call them in Kuwait. </li></ul><ul><li>The women’s party is usually combined with music and dance. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The bride wears a white dress. </li></ul><ul><li>The groom wears his traditional clothes covered by the cloak or bisht. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Thank you for listening. </li></ul>

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