Comedian Faiza Saleem, whose wedding festivities are currently under way, has shared why brides should be happy and have fun and not let anyone dictate when, where and how they express their emotions.
Faiza, who started Pakistan’s first all-girls comedy troupe, The Khawatoons, has been challenging stereotypes ingrained in our society. From body shaming to how girls are expected to behave in our society, Faiza has tackled it all through her stand-up comedy.
Now as she ties the knot, the comedian took to Instagram and shared why brides should have fun and express their emotions freely at their own weddings.
“I had decided to have the most fun at my wedding. I asked my mom for her approval and after that I didn’t really care ke log kya kahenge. I added conditions to my nikkahnama (based on a mutually respectful conversation with my husband to be)… I hosted and performed at my shadi’s comedy night and had my comedian friends roast me (maybe that wasn’t the best idea). I entered dancing with Abuzer and friends at our mehndi and danced throughout with my sneakers on. As women we are expected not to be happy at our wedding. But why not?” she wrote.
“I’m marrying the love of my life… everyone who matters is happy for me or should be happy for me. Then why should I let nobodies dictate when, where and how I should express my emotions? If someone doesn’t like it, then too bad too sad. Tomorrow I will marry Abuzer iA and I pray that we continue to be happy together because you know what? Happy brides make everyone else happy too. Allhamdullilah. Please send us prayers and good vibes.