A wedding in Tunisia is a civil act that has the distinction of taking place in three days. and it still knew how to preserve the ancestral customs related to the marriage.
Each region in Tunisia is distinguished by its own customs and wedding rituals, but -in general- the Tunisian wedding, as well as the Moroccan marriage, begins according to the traditions of the engagement. The bridegroom accompanied by his parents go to the home of his bride to formally request his hand. Once the union is accepted by both families, some verses of the Koran are recited and cries of joy “Zaghrouda” announce their future union.
After this step, a civil ceremony must precede a religious wedding. In Tunisia, the marriage certificate is concluded in the presence of the notary or in front of the registrar in the presence of two witnesses. The religious wedding ceremony takes place either in the mosque or at the parents of the bride, in the presence of the Imman who consecrates the union.
Then there is the day of the Tunisian wedding is called “Saboun”, it is the starting point of the marriage. The future bride helped by the women of the family (sisters, aunts, cousins …) will prepare his trousseau composed of linen, household appliances, furniture, kitchen utensils, decorations.