WEDDINGS IN THE U.A.E
The wedding in the UAE consider as an important tradition of the culture.
And this tradition developed from the past to present in many ways. We can notice this changing in bride’s preparation for her wedding, groom preparation and traditional music.
Bride’s preparation in the past it was simple, but now get more complicated and difficult. Bride’s preparation for her wedding in the past was really simple it's only contains henna and sorts of traditional oils and perfumes from head to toe. These days the preparation of wedding specially the bride costs much than before. The most effective factor in high price of wedding is the jewelry and Addahbia. Anther factor which it is the party of wedding if it in tent it will cost much money, but in hotel is much better to make the party. In the UAE most people like doing their party of wedding in tent which cost much. In the past the party only contains family member, but these days they expand the invitation
The celebrating of wedding in the past took one week before the wedding night and one of the celebrating is the henna night or Laylat Al Henna which is a very special night for the bride since it is a ladies’ night only. The henna night is a time for all the bride’s sisters, female family members, and girlfriends to get together and sing and dance. In the present it takes less than week and some time it takes only one day which is wedding day.
The groom preparation in the past was simple and these days it consider simple if we compare it with bride preparation.
Traditional music in wedding is playing a big role in our culture. In the past the traditional music continuous singing, and dancing take place reflecting the joy shared by the bride’s and the groom’s family. Nowadays, we depend in DJ music, but we still kept the traditional of dancing special in man's celebrating.
Another traditional element of the UAE customs is the Arabian Kohl or eyeliner. Nowadays, we can see the make-up with different colors.
In the wedding night the bride wear a simple dress, nowadays, the bride wear a white wedding dress which expensive depending on it style.
We can see how different the wedding dress form the past till Nowadays.
In the past the food was simple and contain from traditional types of food like harees, freed and rice and meat. Nowadays, there is unlimited type of food and drink we see it in wedding night. Cake is important in wedding these days. In the past was rice and meat the important of wedding night.
In conclusion, there is a big different in wedding in the past from present in all ways. The difference from the past in bride and groom preparation mostly. In the past the wedding cost nothing comparing nowadays. All these stuff make marrying in the UAE so difficult and led man's marrying outside the country.