Dance in the Bride's Wedding Party
I and my office colleagues were invited to participate in a wedding party held in one of the city hotels last night. Most of the people have already been there when we reached. Those who invited by groom's family seemed glad and were roaming around inside the hotel and those who were invited by bride's family were calm and sitting in several corners of the wedding hall. Relatives, friends and family members of the groom were dancing to the live music of a famous Afghan singer. One of my friends who comes from a part of the country where they naturally likes dancing to live music whispered to me and said "I want to dance" I quickly replied with a smile " no problem but you know, traditionally it doesn't seem well if one from bride's side dance" and we are invited by bride's family.
It still belongs to our rural culture and the reason behind this, is, losing member of one family to another family where the girl will be a permanent member of another family not of her parents by then. And this is why the bride's side shows its sadness and sympathy by sitting calm or merely talking to the people around the tables. But this custom is changing day by day especially in the cities and both sides try to make fun.
We were looking at musicians' performance. They started to play a very rustic music and song with hitting the drums when my friend looked around in a glance and said loudly, "I don't care who has invited me, I cannot wait any longer" we all were laughing and within few seconds he was among the groom's side dancing crazily.