Marriage Customs In Pakistan

Marriage is a promise. Not just between the couple but to the community at large, to generations past and to those yet to be born.

Marriage in Pakistan is a legal union between a man and a woman. Culturally, it is not only a link between the husband and wife, but also an alliance between their respective families. Because about 97% of Pakistan's population is Muslim the Islamic law is usually observed.

Arranged marriages

Arranged marriages have been an integral part of Pakistani society for years and are still prevalent. Marriages are often arranged within the family or within the same community or ethnicity. Social and educational status is very important in arranged matrimonial alliances. However nowadays, love marriages are slowly becoming more common and acceptable in Pakistan. Arranged matches are made after taking into account factors such as the wealth and social standing of their families. A marriage can also be made within the extended family such as between cousins.

Love Marriages

Love marriages in Pakistan are still considered obscene in Pakistan. Generally it is really a difficult task for people to make their choice of marriage as successful. The traditional and culture passionate Pakistani people, particularly residing in rural areas will never accept the love marriage system and most cases they will break the relationship between them and the pairs. Love marriage in Pakistan is really very difficult to happen, as people here will stick with the tradition and culture. It is really a tough situation to marry the person of your choice in Pakistan. Though the commandment and law grants the women to join her hands with her choice of person, the parents and relatives of both bride and groom will never accept the wedding. Moreover, people will conceive their marriage as the dishonor to their family and religious customs. At cases, the girl will be killed by her people and at some cases her partner will also murdered.

Traditions and Customs of a Pakistani Wedding

Pakistan has a great culture with rich customs. A Pakistani wedding is a great feast of fun, merriments, and celebrations. It is celebrated with great fervor. A Pakistani wedding is followed by several pre-wedding customs and rituals.

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