Syria, a country in the middle east, is renowned for its extravagant way of life and surprising customs that have persisted in modern times. One of those customs is the syrian wedding, a lavish event with numerous wholly original rituals that carries the weight of several dreams woven by the bride and groom for their special occasion.

While most Syrian couples today follow a more Western-inspired wedding ceremony, some still hold on to their grandparents’ customs. An arada band director from the Old City of Damascus, a grandmother from the Jaramana neighborhood in the mixed town of Salamiyah and a teacher from the Idlib district tell eastern honeys website reviews Syria Today that their families still practice some of these traditional marriage ceremonies.

Similar to other ethnicities, syrian gentlemen may show a woman’s family that they are interested in her before proposing to her. If accepted, the man and his home are required to give her household the dowry, a sizable sum of money.

The wedding and her family did procrastinate at her house for a rep from her husband’s home to reach when it is time to getting married. The members did then escort the wife and her home to their new residence, where meals, beverages, and puddings will be served to them. The yalam, a traditional Assyrian Chaldean Syrian performance design, will finally start to be danced by the guests.

Usually, a woman leads the yalam while two other women alternately dance. The honeymooners will become escorted up to their car at the end of the evening and sent off with a song-filled send-off.