Saudi Wedding Display

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This colorful display of various trinkets and traditional Bedouin jewelry sits atop a table in the lobby right outside the main entrance to the ballroom where a Saudi wedding takes place. It represents gifts to the bride upon her marriage. Other tables in the area may house photos of the bride and groom during their lives, or delectable sweets, mints, or cloves for guests to enjoy.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to Saudi Wedding Display

  1. Reen says:

    That is true. Im a Yemeni from the Emirates and I find this picture interesting and different than our way. Thanks for sharing.

  2. To Behind the Veil –
    Thanks so much for your further explanation! I am still so new to this country (7 months now) and I don’t pretend to be an expert on anything here. I really appreciate it when people like you can fill in the holes!

  3. Behind the Veil says:

    Hi Susie,

    Interesting!

    I just wanted to point out that these customs are actually Hijazi customs. In Najd (The central region of Saudi Arabia where the capital Riyadh is located) for example, we have different wedding customs. Bedouin people or people who belong to Bedouin “tribes”, whether in Hijaz or Najd or in any other area of Saudi Arabia have their own traditions and customs.

    The picture actually represents a Hijazi custom and of course we have many different Hijazi customs. We Have Bedouin Hijazis and Hadar (urban) Hijazis. We also have people from Makkah, people from Jeddah, people from Taif, and people from Madina, all those are Hijazi people with different ethnic backgrounds and of course different customs. In Jeddah and Makkah, there are people who are originally from Yemen or Hadramout (in Yemen), and they still keep their own customs.

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