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 apart. His family then settled in Missouri…

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How to Pick Your Honeymoon Destination

Deciding on your honeymoon destination is one of the many difficult decisions you have to make when getting married. At most, your honeymoon will factor three things: time, money, and interests. We hope the following will help narrow down your choices. Ask yourself: Do we want to? MONEY Save or Splurge Miles/Points or Cash Cheap Eats or Fine Dining TIME…

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How to Guarantee a Perfect Honeymoon

A few insider secrets to get you started. First: Talk, Talk, Talk! Talk to your would-be-spouse, talk to friends, talk to travel experts. The purpose in the initial conversations is just to share and learn expectations, find out from others what worked for them or did not, and also get some expert help if needed….

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Honeymoon Checklist and Timeline

There is already an added stress when traveling whether it’s domestic or international. Now, add in the pressures of the perfect honeymoon and you may be a little extra stressed. Not to worry, we decided to create this handy honeymoon checklist and timeline. You can easily print this and keep it with you or hang…

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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 are 49 Muslim majority countries in the world. However, Muslims are…

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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 permissible or not. Mother’s Day is everyday in Islam, as…

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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 babysitting for your guests. Both will work…

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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 let’s give your guests something spectacular to look at while your wallet…

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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 and our wedding…

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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.  Keeping things simple and within your budget is good. Being…

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