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Overseas Pakistan Matrimonial

Walima

Walima is the final day of the wedding held by couple as they host their first dinner as husband and wife. The groom's family invites all of the bride's family and their guests to their home for a feast at their home or a marriage hall. The walima is typically the most festive event of the wedding ceremony and intends to publicize the marriage.

The bride wears a heavily decorated dress with gold jewelry provided by the groom's family. Typical colour palettes are green or pastel shades. The groom normally opts for a formal Western suit or tuxedo.

The waleemah is part of Sunnah and is thrown by the groom's side in celebration of the wedding. This is to make the wedding and marriage public. Unlike the wedding events, the waleemah is a simple affair. The couple enters together and spends their time sitting on the stage. Decor of the hall may complement the bride's outfit and it is tradition for the groom to wear a 3 piece suit or a tuxedo as opposed to any ethnic type of clothing.

The girl's families, immediate and extended, also attend the waleema. There may be cake cutting as part of the day's celebrations. Overall the atmosphere of the waleema is one of joy and merriment.

Maklawa:

After the waleemah the girl returns to her parent's home (with husband) and stays there for a few days. Makhlawa dinner/party invitations. Guests come to visit the newlyweds and throw dinner invitations/parties. The system of dinner invitations can last anywhere up to a year after the couple's marriage.

The girl is expected to dress up and adorn herself in gold jewelry and extravagant dresses for a few months into married life (or a year, whatever she can sustain!) as this is her 'identity' and she dresses accordingly to play the role of 'nay navee dulhan' newlywed.

 
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