“When’s the big day!?” is a fairly simple question that is asked of brides-to-be. And typically, the anticipated answer is straightforward: a date. ONE date.
Unless you’re having a Big Fat Pakistani Wedding (BFPW -consider the acronym officially coined!).
Which, I am.
So, when I’m asked “when’s the big day!?” my first response is usually “well, the big dayS are August 29, August 30, and September 1st 2013…not including all of the functions before and after.” When there are looks of awe I proceed to offer this explanation: “I’m having a Big Fat Pakistani Wedding!”
It’s this type of distinction that was part of the inspiration for this blog. Between explaining to my co-workers that I’m taking a month off to go ‘wedding shopping’ in Lahore to making all of my non-Pakistani friends understand that they will be performing choreographed Bollywood dance routines (ahem, sober) in a dance-off against my fiancé’s family (and I’m expecting them to win)…I thought this blog could act as a bit of a guide for my oh so many non-desi friends.
Plus, this blog is for my fellow South Asian brides-to be. You can get access to real insights of wedding shopping and the brilliant fashion scene in Pakistan (I did the trip in March 2013!) and at the same time, I’ll cover the full spectrum of planning that’s gone into my BFPW in Toronto. And of course, what would be a wedding blog without mention of weight loss, the common thread that, for better or worse, connects all the ladies – Pakistani or not; engaged or not!
So with that said, I’m excited to take you on the journey that is My Big Fat Pakistani Wedding!
Safa Zaki I February 2013
While my wedding is officially over (mehndi photos! shaadi photos! valima photos! next-day edit video!), check out this blog for Pakistani / Desi / Asian / Indian wedding inspiration, planning tips, and vendor reviews, peppered with my regular social commentary and general banter on all things wedding, culture, and pleasing aesthetics!