The Persian Wedding Book: How To Have A Persian Wedding When You Have No Idea What Persian Means
A 350 page guide on The Persian Wedding by Dr.Christen Flack Behzadi, MD Managing Editor of apersianwedding.com
This comprehensive guide is the only of its kind & includes everything you need to know to plan your Persian Wedding start to finish and is written with Non-Iranians in mind. This book was intended to help fill the culture gap between non-Iranians and Iranians but has become a very popular guide within the community itself. Topics by part included below.
Part 1: Persian Immersion Camp & The History of The Persian Wedding
Part 1 Topics Include; Zoroastrian Roots, Persians & Their Parties, The Groom & His Responsibilities, The Bride & Her Responsibilities, Persian Hospitality 101, Persian Dance, Parties & Attire.
Part 2: The Courtship/Engagement Parties & Events
Part 2 Topics Include; The Persian Mother & Courtship basics, Courtship Etiquette, The Meeting of The Couple (Didar /Ashnaei) , The Suitor (Khastegari), The Groom's Engagement (Baleh Boran) , The Engagement Party (Namzadi)
Part 3: The Pre-Wedding Parties and Preparations:
Part 3 Topics Include; Pre Wedding Shopping, The Wedding Table (Sofreh Aghd - 100 pages!) , Finding The Perfect Vendors, The Bridal Shower (Jahaz Boran) , Threading of the Bride (Band-Andazan), Good Luck Party (Hana Bandan)
Part 4: The Persian Wedding
Part 4 Topics Include; The Legal Wedding, The Start of the Day ( Persian Wedding Ceremony Day) , The Burning of The Espand, The Persian Wedding Ceremony in Full (Aghd), The Dove Release, The Grand Reception (Jashn Aroosi)
Part 5: The Post Wedding Celebrations
Part 5 topics include Madar Zan Salaam ( Saying hello and giving thanks to mothers), Pagosha (The start of the couple's new life with...you guessed it a Party!)