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      InshaAllah my SIL is getting married in the next few months and I just wanted to know around how much would the bride's side of the family spend on having a decent wedding (including clothes, jewellry, hall, food, etc) in Pakistan.

      -Elisa

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      how much can u afford?

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      Elisa, That question can go from one end of the specturm to the other...depends on where you have your food, how many outfits you buy, if you're going designger or not..WHAT and how much jewelery you're going to get..

      I don't think there's any set ave..

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      I just want a rough idea of what a middle class pakistani family would spend in Pakistan.
      If you know anyone who got married recently...do you know how much the bride's family spent?

      (I'm not Pakistani, so wouldn't know how much of each thing families normally give)

      -Elissa

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      how long is a piece of string....
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      Elisa, this (Cost of a Wedding?) thread might be useful for you. You will see posts by several people including myself mentioning their wedding costs.
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      Recently a cousin of mine had nikah at Creek club in Karachi. Food was Rs 300/ per head. Thats all I know.

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      My in-lawas did a second walima at avari towers..i believe it was 500/head

      The thing with weddings...i think it's hard to get an ave...everyone spends different amounts and desires...


      Especially in pakistan.

      Hall vs. hotel vs tent in plot

      Clothes...can range, designer or not how many outfits you're giving, shoes, etc...
      Jewelery, amount size, etc.
      Last edited by amelie; Aug 24th, 2005 at 08:45 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Umer
      Elisa, this (Cost of a Wedding?) thread might be useful for you. You will see posts by several people including myself mentioning their wedding costs.
      Wow....
      Last edited by zafar2002; Aug 24th, 2005 at 01:06 PM. Reason: ---

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      Quote Originally Posted by Umer
      Elisa, this (Cost of a Wedding?) thread might be useful for you. You will see posts by several people including myself mentioning their wedding costs.


      I think I'm gonna have a heart attack...Goodness where do normal Pakistanis have the money to pay for weddings like this????

      I'm living abroad and not even middle class western people spend that much on a wedding....wouldn't it be better to save it to buy a nice house???

      I spoke with my cousins today and they said one jewellry set was over 3000....

      I better start saving up for my kids weddings now!!!!

      -Elisa

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      Islamic marriages are supposed to be very simple. Why people spend so much money on weddings? What's wrong with a simple Nikah, simple dinner followed by a simple walima the next day.

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      ^^ Exactly..

      Imagine with those huge amounts of money how many of your poor fellow Muslims you could help & how much it would be a help to you on the Day of Judgement..

      Allah says in the Holy Quran:

      Do not waste your wealth senselessly.
      Those who spend wastefully are the brothers of the devils; and the devil is ever ungrateful to his Lord.

      (Surah Al-Isra - 26-27)


      Allah says in the Holy Quran:

      Eat and drink, but do not be excessive; verily, He does not love the extravagant.

      (Surah Al-A'raf - 31)


      Al Mughirah Bin Shu'bah reported that Allah's messanger said:

      Allah verily hates three qualities for you; gossiping, wasting money, and begging.

      [Recorded by al-Bukhari, Muslim & others]


      Jundub Bin Abdillah and Ibn Abbas reported that Allah's Messanger said:

      Whoever does things for others to hear, Allah will make the people hear about his sins (on the Day of Judgement). And whoever does things for others to see, Allah will show his sins to others (on the Day of Judgement).

      [Recorded by al-Bukhari, Muslim & others]

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