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Persian Wedding Customs

The Persian Wedding & Sofreh Aghd Checklist

The Persian Wedding & Sofreh Aghd Checklist

by Christen Behzadi

2 years ago

The Persian Wedding celebrations are elaborate events that span almost a year start to finish and begin well before the dazzling ceremony at the Sofreh Aghd (Persian Wedding Table). Planning the Wedding Table ( known as the Sofreh Aghd in Farsi) is an important milestone in the wedding planning events. Most lavish Sofreh Aghd take more than a year to plan. In reality, many Iranian families are planning for this event the entire lives of their children; slowly collecting beautiful pieces like Termeh (Persian Tapestry) , candelabra, and mirror (ayaneh). It is both traditional and practical to locate "family items" that can be included in your wedding table.

In order to begin the process of getting organized here is an itemized list of the items necessary to  begin your preparation for your Persian Wedding Sofreh Aghd. 

I've developed this checklist as well to help you get organized as you begin to plan your Persian Wedding. Feel free to also save/download the checklist image for this article complimentary to use in your preparations. 


Items of The Sofreh Aghd

  1. The Mirror
  2. The Candelabra
  3. The Holy Book(s)
  4. Flowers
  5. The Silk Cloth (Termeh)
  6. Honey
  7. Yoghurt
  8. Rock Candy
  9. Bread, Cheese, Green Herbs Fruit
  10. Flatbread (Mobarak Baad)
  11. A Tray of Seven Spices
  12. The Seven Colors of Espand
  13. Seven Colored Threads and a Needle
  14. Gold Coins
  15. Rosewater
  16. Nuts
  17. Sweets
  18. Noghl
  19. Eggs
  20. Two Sugar Loaves
  21. The Cloth Held Over The Couple The Table Cloth
  22. The Chairs for The Couple


Additional Resources To Plan Your Persian Wedding: 


Purchase Sofreh Aghd Items: 

Sofreh Aghd Supplies 

Sofreh Aghd Illustrations For Guest Handouts

Persian Wedding Ceremony Vows & Sofreh Aghd Script 

Helpful Articles: 

The Sofreh Aghd: Items, Meaning, Symbolism 


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