13 Things You Should Know About the First Year of Marriage

Congratulations on your anniversary! In our previous post we discussed the things you should do in the first 3 months of marriage: “What to do in the first 90 Days of Marriage.” Hopefully you’ve returned items you borrowed for the wedding, sent the thank you cards, received your wedding photos and videos (if not, don’t…

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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 And of course PMW! This will bring inspiration…

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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 Muslims believe genders should not mix in any way. Secondly,…

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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 to Sari Harrar and Rita DeMaria in their book The 7 Stages…

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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 home. Your budget and…

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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? The perfect wedding is done with, so in these turbulent…

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10 Things You Will Probably Experience at a Muslim Wedding

Here at Perfect Muslim Wedding, we want to inspire and educate you about Muslim weddings and beyond. What is beyond? The actual marriage, so we want to keep in touch and virtually hold your hand along the way. For those who have never attended a Muslim wedding, here are five great things and five not…

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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 the event and also did a wedding photoshoot for us at our alma mater,…

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10 Signs You Are at a Big Fat Muslim Wedding

A big fat Muslim wedding is of course not the same as an “Islamic wedding.” An Islamic wedding is one that conforms to the Islamic faith as defined by the Quran and the examples/sayings of the Prophet (SAW).  At its most basic level, an Islamic wedding requires a willing man, woman, her wali (representative who…

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