Persian Jews Crashing Weddings

Since you didn’t get a wedding post from me this week, here is an interesting article written by a woman I went to graduate school with. She’s talking about Persian Jewish weddings, but I think this tradition of going to strangers’ weddings is not uncommon in many non-western cultures.

Here is one interesting aspect of culture clash:

Relatively speaking, our wedding was to be a small affair, about 400 people, a mere get-together really. (Later our Iranian guests commended us on our “simple” and “intimate” party, while our American friends wondered where all these people came from. What did we think this was, the queen’s Diamond Jubilee?)

I know our plan for around 100 guests is so minuscule that it’s practically eloping!

Here’s the article: I Was A Real-Life Wedding Crasher

 

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