August 15, 2009 § 32 Comments
This is the second wedding I’ve been dragged to in the past two weeks. The first one was my first experience of attending a Hindu wedding. How do I get dragged into them? My Dad gets invites from his business associates and my Mom really dislikes going alone to weddings because according to her, ‘If she doesn’t know people, what will she do alone?’ And therefore I have to be the good daughter and go with her to give her company.
I’ve never been to a Memon Wedding before, how was I to know it was going to be segregated? Usually, whatever wedding it is, I usually do make an effort to dress-up regardless of the fact that I won’t be taking my Abaya/Niqab off. It’s just a personal thing, you dont have to dress up to show it to others.
But today I was tired, knackered and absolutely not in the mood to go and I wanted my comfort. Considering I’d be wearing my Abaya where you could probably just see my Shararah… I matched one of my T-Shirts with my Shararah and I was all set. 😛 [It didn’t look half bad though…]
Usually desi weddings aren’t segregated from what I’ve seen unless its a religious family or there are Women in the family who cover. And I wasn’t prepared at all for a segregated wedding. Khayr, everything that happens, happens for the best. Some of the Men from the family had the tendency to walk-in the ladies hall without considering the fact that there were Women who probably do purdah inside. And I thought that only happened in Pakistan!
On a totally random note, they had some of the crappiest and loudest music playing. I wonder if people ever consider the fact that they’re starting something beautiful with something that is haraam? No Music on my wedding inshaAllah.