An online petition has emerged on the social media calling for normalizing simple dress for bride and groom in Pakistan.
The petition with picture of a bride and groom is making rounds, and its caption read: “A petition to start a trend where bride & groom only wears plain kurta shalwar on wedding.”
It’s become a common trend in Pakistan weddings that bride and groom wear an expensive embroided-suite on their big day and that ultimately pressurizes low-income families to meet the societal trend, especially in cases of bride’s families who face dejection in case they do not conform to the trend.
Here’s the tweet:
A petition to start a trend where bride & groom only wears plain kurta shalwar on wedding. pic.twitter.com/05ig3vknSi— Amie Syed (@Catbandittt) April 1, 2021
The tweet has drawn over 1200 retweets and more than eleven thousand likes.