Ancient Cultural Ceremonial Tradition
Persian Wedding Ceremony
Persian Wedding Ceremony is a cultural wedding ceremonial exchange which Iranians of many faiths celebrate. Despite local and regional variations, like most rituals in Iran go back to the ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Although the concepts and theory of the marriage have been changed drastically after the Islamic conquest of Persia (around 650 CE), the actual ceremonies have remained more or less the same as they were originally in the ancient Zoroastrian culture. The Persian wedding traditions are observed by the majority of Persians in Iran and around the world.
At Persian wedding ceremonies a very elaborate wedding spread is set up - Sofreh Aghd. Traditionally, the sofreh preparation is taken very seriously, as it contains what is hoped and believed to be symbolic of newly married couple's life together.