Originally Posted by lookingglass
My next question is what is a Muslim wedding like?
first to marry itta, i had to pretend to be muslim(just to make her happy)
ashadu allah illa haillallah wa'ashadu anna muhhamad darasul alla.
depends more on where you hold it. (speaking for indo style, Abymummy,or someone from the middle east ma be different)
you have to ask the family, if you can marry her. and this can be a very big deal, as you maybe have to prove you can take care of her.
she on the other hand meet your family, in a effort to get to know her,
these are left from the old days before people would date i guess
normaly the wedding will be in the morning, normaly at the brides house.
with just very small family group, maybe a few friends,but not many.
a person call a modin(imam) does it. you accept the marrige of xxx with the mas kawin
mas kawin = the gift you give to the women. gold in the old days. or what ever (which in the old days would be like money that is hers, that she keeps in case the marraige break up, if i remember that part right)
which is unfair really, what do i get for marrying her,, gee
any, the only real muslim part for us was a imam did it, the rest was all local.
to the cultrual , and no i wont post pics, lol
but we did it thailand cause mix marraiges of faith are not allowed in indo.
and for a couple of other reasons.
was kinda like this http://users.skynet.be/sky86158/inhoud.htm
yep we did sit not stand.
and no i did not wear a dress, but i did wear a jacket*black and silver that was very much like that with western style pants and sandles.(and yea, i had to wear a funny hat) lasts about a hour, i was so busy being hot, that i kinda was in a daze hehe.
no comes the really really really painful part, the part after which we did in Indo how the wedding is small the party could very fast get of hand, If itta would have gotten her way there would have been at least 1000 people there, i swear they run around inviting people they dont even know.
for me this was the painful part as i am not a social person, i dont like people talking to me that i dont know. i got lost outside as fast as i could
anyway i missed something i am sure Adilah will correct me.
at least i hope she does, cause i am sure i am missing lots of info
if you want more info , you can look here also http://www.expat.or.id/info/weddings.html#links