Although being muslims ,Islam encourages us to have simpler marriages, but if we look to our wedding extravaganza, it is no where even close to being simple!
A marriage has more meaning than only having fun ,music or good food ! it is how you start your life ,,with values, expectations and commitments.A great wedding cannot ensure you a happy life or vice versa .
In times of our Prophet,wedding were simple affairs, if someone has no money to throw even a small feast , people were bringing their own food to eat together, the idea was to share the happiness and give good wishes for newteaching some verses of Quran to bride was acceptable as a mahr(wedding gift) from groom. Well now, we look down upon people whose wedding locations do not seem good enough, we don’t even want to attend !! The idea of being simple is now more associated with poverty , but even if someone is poor, Is it a shame ?? How our society looks down at poor people even rips their self esteem as if they committed a crime !
- Does not put financial burden on your parents and don’t have to delay your wedding for years to save thousands of bucks and then spending all that hard-earned money just in one day,
- Avoids unnecessary stress before and after the wedding which doesn’t let you enjoy the best moments of your life.
- Gives you enough time to enjoy, You can offer your obligatory prayers peacefully, personally meet your guests, Imagine it is your most important day and you are missing your prayers?? Why ? because you are too dressed up in that suffocating heavy dress, oodles of makeup, jewellery and high heels, you can hardly walk without support, and you need to be on stage for your guests at cost of missing your Salah!