Turkish Weddings

There was a time when Turkish weddings were THE social event of the calendar: a chance for Turks to come together and socialise and, for some, it was a chance to pick a future bride. Weddings have changed over time, but there are a few traditions we just don’t understand.

How comes the bride and groom never look into each other’s eyes during their first dance? Why does the band employ a ‘dollars boy’ when kids will pick up the cash for free? Whose idea was it to bring out a vegetable platter post dessert? And finally, since when was it not enough to get coins and cheap sweets from the smashed testi? These days, kids expect Haribo and £5 notes.

Wu-Tang Clan once said “Cash rules everything around me” and Turkish weddings are no exception!