Whoever thought that something so simple as garments could become a reason to be bonded over. Not only mother daughter clothes but families whose color coordinate shows how close they are to each other. Boys are wearing the same kurtas on mehndi and twinning shalwar kameez on Eid with their fathers. All of this strengthens the bond.
Who doesn’t enjoy attending a Pakistani wedding? The glitz and glam, the thrills and spills, the food and music, etc. What’s not to like when there are so many festivities to look forward to? Pakistani weddings are unquestionably the most entertaining occasions and celebrations. Everyone is dressed to the nines, and extended families have gathered to prepare for the organized craziness of marriage preparations. Pakistani weddings typically begin with a lot of singing and entertainment at home and a good old Dholki session. Dholkis are frequently hosted at the homes of the bride and groom’s friends and family for some pre-celebrations.
Dholki sessions include singing, dancing, and just plain Gupshup. The dhol, a big skins drum, accompanied by a metal spoon.
The Rasam e Mehndi is usually the next big thing. Because they are considered the most entertaining activities of the entire wedding, Mehndi’s are usually filled with dancing numbers, but this varies depending on the guests’ interests. The Mayor, which takes place before the wedding day, is another important occasion. This is a beautifying ritual in which the bride’s skin is rubbed with oil and a yellow paste made of Turmeric and sandalwood powder, and other herbs and essential oils. The Nikkah is a big component of the entire process. The exchange of vows and marriage approval by the bride and groom takes place here. The holiest married relationship between a man and a woman is the nikkah. It establishes an eternal relationship between two individuals based on the repetition of two words, “I do,” three times by each of them. Following that is the Baraat, the bride’s ‘exciting ceremony’ after the husband arrives in a procession to take her away. The bride’s family hosts and organizes this celebration.
The Rukhsati is the most integral part of the bar. It can be difficult for the bride’s family and the bride herself. The Walima is the final major event. The groom will throw a big feast and reception at this event. This function is frequently held to conclude a long series of weddings and express gratitude to guests and family. When the walima is finished, the wedding is officially done.
This makes six events in total, and when it comes to wedding dresses, it becomes a big dilemma for women. But it’s also a sentimental moment, and that’s how brides express their gratitude towards their mothers, grandmothers, and or mother-in-law by wearing their wedding dresses at their wedding events. They usually alter the fitting and wear the traditional 90’s bespoke dresses at their events. This fills the mother’s heart with great joy when they see their daughters in the clothes they once wore at their weddings. And brides feel closer to their mothers, sharing a sentimental bond with them. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to one’s ancestors.
Wearing your mother’s gown can either continue a long-standing family tradition – perhaps her dress is her great-grandmother’s dress, and all the women in the family have worn it – or establish a new one, as perhaps your daughter will do one day. This gesture demonstrates your commitment to your family and is a lovely way to begin a marriage. Brides don’t have to invest money or time in a different outfit. They may forget about going dress shopping and acquiring a new dress. The process can be taxing on your emotions and your bank account, and they’d be spared the trouble if they avoided it.