It's been a year of weddings!
After Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Aiman Khan tied the knot in lavish ceremonies, local comedian Faiza Saleem's wedding festivities took over the social media.
Saleem, who recently tied the knot, was seen dancing and having a lot of fun at her mehendi ceremony. Contrary to the quintessential nervous bride-t0-be, she entered the event dancing her heart out.
The lawyer-turned-comedian then took to social media to share her two cents on why she brides should have fun at their own weddings. "I had decided to have the most fun at my wedding. I asked my mom for her approval and after that, I didn’t really care ke log kya kahenge," Saleem wrote on Instagram.
She further spoke of how she added conditions to her own nikkahnama (marriage contract). "I added conditions to my nikkahnama (based on a mutually respectful conversation with my husband to be, Abuzer). I hosted and performed at my shaadi’s comedy night and had my comedian friends roast me (maybe that wasn’t the best idea)," added the comedian. "I entered dancing with Abuzer and friends at our mehndi and danced throughout with my sneakers on."
Saleem then called out the norms of making brides sit quietly at their own weddings. "As women, we are expected not to be happy at our wedding. But why not? I’m marrying the love of my life. Everyone who matters is happy for me or should be happy for me. Then why should I let nobodies dictate when, where and how I should express my emotions? If someone doesn’t like it, then too bad, too sad," she added.
"Tomorrow, I will marry Abuzer iA and I pray that we continue to be happy together because you know what? Happy brides make everyone else happy too. Allhamdullilah. Please send us prayers and good vibes," concluded Saleem.
Now repeat after us: happiest brides are the prettiest.
You do you, Saleem. You do you!
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