A peek into Yemen Times…
What if weddings were not solely for the bride and groom?
What if they were also official hunting grounds for women seeking potential brides for sons, brothers, and cousins who had reached marriageable age?
“Once a girl is chosen, she will be investigated without her knowledge, while her background and that of her family will come under scrutiny…”
“The would-be groom’s closest kin will pay a surprise visit to her home. They will even examine the cleanness of the house, including the bathroom…”
“After they have finished scrutinizing the girl, the bridegroom’s family will meet to review the information they have acquired, compare notes and discuss their impressions of the potential bride and her family…”
Can you see yourself as a Yemeni bride?
Yemeni bride photos: K. Kainaey