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23 Ways You Know You're At An Arab Wedding

Let's go debka.

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1. No bride and groom entrance is complete without a full 50-person zaffa.

my favorite part of Arab weddings have always got to be the zaffaz #jordanianweddings 👌🏼

2. And there's always at least one member of the zaffa that gets a little TOO into it.

Weddings 😌💘🎊🎉💥🙌🏼#Arabweddings #arabian #egyptian #dabke

3. But nobody breaks it down like the mother of the groom at her son's wedding.

4. Debka groups will be separated by expertise. The better you are, the closer to the front of the line you are.

5. But there's always someone who doesn't understand the rule, so they cut in front even though they suck.

6. Arab dancing is an art form; you just have to flick your wrist a bit like this:

7. And move your hips a little bit like this:

8. And we all know weddings are basically mixers for young single people.

9. You lose track of the amount of times someone says 3akbalik to you.

Me to my mom about the wedding we're going to: "I look so good tonight, I expect at least 20 marriage proposals" #Arabweddings

10. The aggressiveness of the 3akbalik is directly proportional to how close you are to turning 25.

After 25, it starts to be edged with pity. / Via

After 25, it starts to be edged with pity.

11. Meanwhile, the bride and groom are thrust onto chairs while everyone dances under them.

Totally safe.

12. Sometimes the wedding singer gets on someone's shoulders too.

13. And everyone finds their inner diva as soon as the DJ plays some Nancy.

14. THIS song is the real turn up.

15. But nothing gets the party started like hearing the beginning beats of "Yaba Yaba Lah."

16. The entire event is one big lavish affair.

17. Complete with intricate stages for the bride and groom.

18. And synchronized dance routines.

19. And of course swords are used as dance props.

20. As are keffiyehs.

21. And there are always people throwing actual money at the bride and groom.

Arab do the best weddings. Especially Jordanians haha

22. And the knafeh is always better than wedding cake, tbh.

23. The best part is, the debka doesn't end when the wedding ends. The debka never ends.