Post # 1
My husband is a Turkish Muslim and we were married in an interfaith ceremony back in September, here in the states. But now his family is throwing us a Turkish wedding in his hometown of Samsun in Turkey (we’re leaving in ten days!!), and we will be having an Islamic ceremony. I’d like to know what to expect as my husband isn’t very helpful in that arena (he says “don’t worry about it, it will be boring” lol)…
Any advice/tips/info would be MUCH appreciated!
Post # 3
An Islamic ceremony requires the bride the groom and two witnesses. Depending on the situation some also prefer the bride to have a (wali) which is basically a male representative. This is not an abosolute. This ceremony is often called the “kttab” or “nikah” but there may also be a turkish name for it. Traditions vary on how/where/when it’s done. Its usually a very small and simple affair followed by a larger celebration at a different location and/or venue. It can be held anywhere from your private home to the local mosque.
Post # 4
@LaurelLu: Hey there,
I know it’s been ages since you posted this. But I want to ask you how was the wedding in Turkey. My fiance is turkish too! Can you tell me a little bit about the wedding?
Post # 5
Ma-moon Im Turkish/muslim I can help you hun.Turkish weddings are two days the day before the wedding is kina gecesi which means henna night.Here is a intresting blog of a none turkish girls henna night.http://www.travelblog.org/Middle-East/Turkey/Aegean/Pamukkale/blog-73055.html The religious ceremony is with close family and after wards they have a big party in a banquet hall or yard if you cant afford a canquet hall and we all dance eat do alot of different turkish dances and in the end of the night the guest give you gifts which is gold or money! I can go into detail but ill be here all day!