Top 10 Ramadan Commercials

Goodbye Ramadan and Hello Honeymoon.   As the blessed month of Ramadan comes towards it's final days, and wedding season will once again resume, we just wanted to take an opportunity to share some of the best ads about Ramadan. What is the connection to weddings?...

Muslim Honeymoon in Moscow St. Petersburg

Moscow and St. Petersburg are probably not the first names that people think of for going on a Muslim Honeymoon. Yet there are some very interesting reasons to consider either or both. Why consider Moscow? It is the Muslim Capital of Europe with an estimated 1.5...

17 Reasons to Celebrate Islam and Being Muslim

Time Magazine in July 2016 published an issue called “240 Reasons to Celebrate America.” It has some amazing reasons which being American make us proud. With the month of Ramadan around the corner, we thought it would be great to reflect on reasons to celebrate our...

7 Ways to Affair Proof Your Marriage

Sadly Extra Marital Affairs are one of the top reasons why marriages end in divorce. With a little awareness and self-restraint here are some things you can do to Affair Proof your Marriage. Never be alone with a member of the opposite sex. (In the Islamic tradition...

19 Date Night Ideas for Married Couples

  Even when you are married and or have kids it is great to have do activities to reinforce your marriage.Here are some ideas to get the communication and hopefully passion going. Take a walk around the block or on nature trail. Go grocery shopping to Costco at...

Top 27 Muslim Wedding Songs

Top 10 Muslim Wedding Songs by Artist For The Rest Of My Life by Maher Zain Wedding Song by Zain Bhikha Munasabat Zawaj by Ibrahim Majid Mehndi nee Mehndi by Musarat Nazir Babul Ki Duayen Leti Ja by Mohammed Rafi (Neel Kamal) Mubarak Mubarak by Udit Narayan (Haan...

Top 10 Muslim Wedding Wedding Videos Part 1

Here are the Top 10 Muslim Wedding Wedding Videos Part one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXhS4gEGzuM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VHFrjpvjgk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-DibXXjW4g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKczoj9da9c...

37 Ways to Date Your Spouse

Just because you are married does not mean that married life has to be boring. As with any relationship you have to put energy into it, otherwise all the daily chores of life take over. The most important decision you will ever make is who you marry, the most...

Rio Olympics 2016, Muslims and 10 Life Lessons

As the 2016 Rio Olympics come to a close we wanted to share some highlights from the event. More importantly to grasp a few takeaways which extend beyond the games to marriage and more importantly, life. First a few thoughts about the Olympics from a Muslim...

Weddings by the Numbers

According to The Knot, the average wedding cost $32,641 in 2015 in the US. The top 10 list is dominated by the East Coast with Manhattan leading at $82,299 and Alaska the lowest, at Alaska$17,361. The average cost of a wedding is $32,641. Of course a lot is lost in...

4 Lessons in 4 Years of Marriage

My husband, Ahmed, and I have known each other our entire lives. Our parents were always such good friends and our interest for one another sprung from there. We were both born in Marietta, Georgia by the same nurses (and at home...no really), and we're about 1 year...

7 Tips for Brides: Preparing for Your Wedding Night

Although Muslim culture is changing, with conservative cultural norms, important knowledge like sex is sometimes left to hearsay. Yes old wives tales, advice from mothers, relatives, and friends. We covered some important details in our very popular post, 44 Things...

Who is the greatest of all time?

This post is not about weddings, but as Muhammad Ali was a Global and inspiring Muslim figure, we had to share this. Everyone has a favorite memory of Muhammad Ali. For me, the iconic moment was visiting a family friends house in 1973. We had moved up from watching...

3 Major Muslim Wedding Dress Themes

In a previous post, 11 Absolutely Gorgeous Wedding Dresses, we covered the beauty of the Muslim wedding dress. In this post, we wanted to help you determine the key themes and criteria to consider for your wedding dress, and show you even more gorgeous dresses. There...

A PMW Thank You to Our Mothers

In honor of Mother's Day in the US we decided to put this post together to really applaud our mothers and to reiterate the importance of mothers in Islam. We ask that you disregard your feelings or beliefs regarding whether the celebration of Mother's Day is...

7 Asian-Pacific Honeymoon Destinations

In recognition of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Perfect Muslim Wedding celebrates by sharing seven popular island honeymoon destinations in the Pacific. We wanted to follow our previous popular posts Top 10 Muslim Wedding Honeymoon Destinations and Top...

Just for Fun Muslim Wedding Lingo

We have done a couple of similar posts before on Muslim Wedding Definition and Glossary and A Little Wedding Fun With Acronyms. As our wedding vocabulary grows we wanted to add to this list. Enjoy and if you have any acronyms or lingo you would like to add, we would...

7 Things You Should Know About an Arab Wedding

April is Arab-American Heritage Month and we wanted to discuss the highlights of an Arab wedding. The Arab World consists of 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, so although there are some commonalities there are many differences (which are difficult to...

22 Love Quotes From the Muslim World

Love is universal yet the hardest feeling to describe. We decided to compile love quotes that will help explain that overwhelming feeling you feel in your heart. Whether you need love quotes to write in a special card for your spouse, or perhaps to write in an...

10 Habits of Happy Muslim Couples

A happy couple isn't necessarily a perfect couple but they have sound habits that provide anchors in their marriage.  Pretty much all these habits apply to Muslims and people of other faiths. If there is an over-arching rule being Muslim it is knowing that Allah (God)...

10 Bizarre Muslim Wedding Rituals

At PMW we like to share ideas for planning weddings. Here are some Muslim wedding rituals some of which are common with other cultures. We do not advocate all of these (especially bride kidnapping), but they are humorous, revealing and fascinating. If carrying the...

10 Life Skills to Master Before and During Marriage

Although life is an ongoing education, there are some skills if we master, we can benefit from both before and during marriage.  We are not advocating you need to have all these down before marriage, as we all have our strengths and weaknesses. However, just being...

13 Best Wedding Movies by Perfect Muslim Wedding

As wedding season is upon us, here at Perfect Muslim Wedding we wanted to share our top 13 wedding movies. For some films the whole movie and theme is about the wedding and for others it is incidental. For example, Cease Fire is a brilliant Persian comedy about a...

Kids at Weddings – Yes or No?

We know the scene all too well. Beautiful hall and decor, coupled with screaming kids. It just doesn't work. There are mainly 2 ways of dealing with this. Either state in the invitation that you kindly request no children under a certain age attend, or you can provide...

From Henna to Honeymoon

Henna (also known as Hina or Mehndi) has been used as a cosmetic for over 6,000 years in the Arabian Peninsula, the Near East, South Asia, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. It is coincidentally also the region where there are significant Muslim populations. Henna...

PMW Celebrates Women’s History Month

In this Women’s History Month, Perfect Muslim Wedding would like to recognize a few of the many distinguished Muslim women of the past and present. These are women of character, courage and commitment who have made or are making differences for the greater good of humanity in education, social-issues, politics, arts, sports, fashion, science and more.

Black History Month and Muslim Weddings

Why should Black History Month be of interest to not only American-Muslims but the world over? Anywhere from 20-40 percent of African slaves who came to the shores of the U.S. were Muslims. Today more than 50 percent of the people in Africa are Muslims. The author...

7 Inexpensive Wedding Centerpieces

We've discussed inexpensive weddings in general. Things you should try or avoid to cut costs, so now let's take it a step further. For this post we're going to discuss inexpensive centerpieces. Your theme really shines through your centerpieces at every table, so...

22 Muslim Wedding and Love Quotes

Love means something different to everyone, but one thing is certain, we all need it. Take a look at these 22 Muslim love quotes that we think you'll love. “The Earth would die if the sun stopped kissing her.” Hafiz "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms...

3 Ways Married Couples Can Have Fun Too

There is this certain stigma around anything dealing with "dating" in the Muslim community. Dating, however, doesn't always refer to premarital relationships. Who says married couples can't have fun too? There are so many ways to spend date night with your spouse....

How to have a Drone-friendly Muslim Wedding

Drones, like cell phones, are becoming ubiquitous. Even at weddings. Here are 13 types of drones invented by Perfect Muslim Wedding. Wedding Planner Drone. Instead of hiring a real wedding planner, you can rent a Wedding Planner Drone which will hover above your...

Scrum Your Wedding Planning

If you're not into project management or Tech, not to worry, Scrum isn't a bad word. It's the in-thing in Agile project management which is used in software development and from there has grown into marketing, manufacturing and yes weddings. Our purpose in this post...

10 Ways to Make Your Spouse Feel Appreciated

It's no secret, marriage is hard work. The first couple of years especially, as you're still learning all about your spouse. Aside from learning about your spouse's habits, you should remember to take the time to make them feel appreciated. No, you don't have to go...

Real Wedding: Esau and Aleisha

Esau and Aleisha met in high school and were married on June 30, 2012. The couple got engaged in December 2011, and planned their wedding in 7 months. "In terms of planning I would say I started with the hall first, reason being is that we had such a short time frame...

13 Worst Pieces of Advice About Muslim Weddings

Let's face it there is no shortage of advice you will get from well-meaning family and friends about your wedding, relationships, and marriage overall. Here are 13 worst pieces of advice about Muslim weddings. We can save money having a potluck in our parents home....

Muslim Wedding Glossary

"Marriage (nikah) in Islam between husband and wife is a sacred, spiritual, and social contract that is mutually agreed upon by both parties." Below are common terms used in Muslim weddings, we hope those of you who are new to Muslim weddings will find this helpful....

Real Wedding: MuhammadQasim and Samaah

This real wedding story is really about the most common way we're introduced to our future spouse: through family friends. That was very much true for MuhammadQasim and Samaah. Whose parents knew each other before they were both born. "We have actually known each...

Muslim Bridal Expo FAQs

Our first Muslim Bridal Expo was held on Sunday, September 20th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Newark-Fremont, and we're pleased to say it was a success. We have been receiving questions regarding the event and decided to put Muslim Bridal Expo FAQs together to...

Press Release: Two designers from New York and California

Press Release: Two designers from New York and California among first to unveil  modest collections to demonstrate “beauty in modesty.” Media Contact: Marwa Diaf editor.perfectmuslimwedding@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2015 Inaugural Muslim Bridal Expo...

5 Methods to Get Your Vision Across to Vendors

We all know how hard it can be to describe your vision to someone who needs to make it happen. However, there are ways around it. The best route to take is to have plenty of pictures to show your vendors. This will leave no room for: "You didn't say that," or "Oh...

3 Ways to Word Your Wedding Invitation

There isn't a "right" way of wording your invitation. You may need to look at an invitation you received to a friend's wedding and kind of put your own spin on it. There are many ways to word an invitation. We're going to provide just a few examples, please feel free...

5 Ways to Divvy Up Chores With Your Spouse

You went from divvying up wedding duties, to now trying to figure out how to split house chores with your spouse. There are a few of us out there that may think the wife is required to do chores, and that may be true in some households. Depending on how your marriage...

How Do You Know When He or She is the One?

The pendulum has swung, the tables have turned, and you have heard the oft quoted "Where are all the good men in our community?" The reality is that for both young men and women the idea of "romantic love" from the wider society we live in has permeated our diverse...

7 Men and Women You Should Never Marry

Although Perfect Muslim Wedding is a site that encourages marriage, we also want to educate our readers about some of the red flags about people you might get hitched to and live to regret. We will start with a disclaimer that human beings are, well, exactly that. No...

How to Plan a Wedding Party at Home

We may think that everyone wants the same thing: A Big. Fat. Wedding, but that's not necessarily true. Some of us like smaller intimate gatherings and that's totally fine. Others may just not have the funds for an elaborate wedding and that's totally fine too. After...

How to Continue Wedding Planning During Ramadan

Ramadan consists of long days and short nights. Which gives you plenty of time in the day to plan, plan, plan. However, it isn't as easy as it sounds without food or water throughout the day. We're here to tell you that no, you don't have to put your plans on hold....

How to Measure Yourself for a Muslim Wedding Dress

When you are selecting a wedding dress there are basically two options. The first is to go with a ready made off-the-shelf variety where alterations can be made. The second is to have a custom dress made. It is important to remember to get accurate measurements no...

19 Fun Muslim Wedding Photo Ideas

We've all seen the common wedding photos, so we wanted to bring you something different. Here are some creative Muslim wedding photo ideas that you have to try. A special thanks to all of our photographers. Enjoy! 1. Play Peek-a-boo. 2. Come on everybody, party time!...

10 Tips to Plan Your Ramadan Wedding

Ramadan Mubarak! A blessed month is once again upon us. Although weddings in Ramadan are not common there is nothing in Islam that forbids getting married during this time.  In fact, you can pretty much get married on any day of the year unless it is forbidden in the...

The Perfect Muslim Wedding Host and Guestlist

We all know about the formal roles of people in a wedding: the bride, groom, father of the bride, mother of the bride, the in-laws, bridesmaids, planner and more. However, there are a whole cast of people you will find in both the planning and the day of  the wedding....

Preventing Wedding Crashers and Wedding Gift Theft

Wedding crashers are not just in the movies. It is one thing for crashers to partake in the appetizers and buffet, but a the danger of wedding gift theft is far greater. Muslim weddings are even more vulnerable because guests gift usually in cash. So what can you do...

Behind the Scenes at Perfect Muslim Wedding: Part 1

Behind every company or organization, there's a story. A story of how it all started and this is ours. It all started when my daughter got married in 2013. Six months of planning and a perfect, okay, almost perfect wedding (by God's grace). Yes it's true there was a...

Part 3: Results of 2015 Perfect Muslim Wedding Survey

This is the third and final part of the results from the 2015 Perfect Muslim Wedding and Marriages Survey. Once again there thank you to all who participated. We believe there is tremendous learning we can gain from each other. There are some wonderful gems in this...

Part 1: Results of 2015 Perfect Muslim Wedding Survey

The results are finally in for the Perfect Muslim Wedding and Marriages survey. It took a lot of outreach and follow-ups to elicit the over 108+ responses we got. Thank you to all of you who participated. Our first survey last year was primarily quantitative, so it...

Real Wedding: Hedieh and Mahdi Ashktorab

We love to cover real Muslim weddings, and we have another beautiful one to share with you. Hedieh and Mahdi are second generation Persian-Americans. They were married on August 24, 2014 in Saratoga, California. Here is a Q&A with them for more check out their...

Muslim Weddings from Around the World

Muslims are one of the most diverse people on the planet and so are their weddings. How large and diverse? Almost one-fourth of the world's population is Muslim. Did you know there are 195 independent countries in the world and of these, 49 are Muslim-majority...

Periodic Table of Marriage

There are no easy answers as every relationship is unique, but there are common elements in healthy lives and marriages. Here is our creative endeavor in trying to label the elements that make up the wonderful relationship of marriage.

5 Ways to Use Social Media for Your Wedding

Social media has become a huge part of our lives, so why not incorporate it in your wedding? After all, it has made things like invites and connecting with friends very convenient. Here are ways to use it for that special day. 1. Start "following" different vendors...

Wedding in Winterland

In honor of our Winter edition, we bring you all the details on planning the perfect Winter wedding. The great thing about Winter weddings is that you can go either way with your color scheme. You can either match the cool temperatures by using white, silver, light...

Men to the Left, Women to the Right

Planning a wedding is not a breeze, but planning a Muslim wedding...no scratch that, its not any easier. Many Muslim weddings are separated by gender, the couple will usually rent out 2 separate halls, 1 for the women and 1 for the men. Why you ask? First, many...

The 7 Stages of a Muslim Marriage

Here at Perfect Muslim Wedding, we want to help you not only plan a great wedding, but also be with you at each stage of your Muslim marriage. According to Retrouvaille.com, there are four stages of marriage: Romance, Disillusionment, Misery, and Awakening. According...

13 Steps in Selecting a Caterer

Planning a wedding is work with lots of decisions. Some more important than others. One of the most important decisions besides the venue you will make is the food. It may be catered by the venue, by an external caterer, or if the wedding is very small, can be done at...

From Happy Weddings to Intimate Marriages

In our consumer filled culture, months, if not years of planning goes into weddings but comparatively little into marriages. It may be obvious, but let us state it anyway: a wedding is the gateway to hopefully a lifelong marriage, but, what happens after the big day?...

Real Wedding: Sahar & Imran

Sahar: "I had the best time of my life at my wedding. I left all the planning to my family so luckily for me I just had to show up and party away. Each event had a different vibe. The mehndi was extremely colorful and fun. My aunties organized what songs they wanted...

5 Ways to Flirt with Your Spouse

It's important in a marriage relationship to keep things fresh. If you take each other for granted, it will eventually take a toll on your marriage. Instead create the mood and feeling of desire just like before you were married. Keep the sparks going and the flame...

Real Wedding: Mariyam & Omer

This real wedding is Mariyam Azam and Omer Ali Khan in San Francisco and Sacramento, California. Enjoy! Our nikah ceremony and reception took place a year before our walimah, at Mehran Banquet Hall & Restaurant in Pittsburg, CA. Sabah Azam Photography photographed...