Wedding Traditions in Egypt
As in the past, many weddings in Egypt are still arranged, and the tradition of the groom's family proposing to the bride is often practiced.
Just before the marriage vows begin there is a musical wedding march called the Zaffa. There is traditional Egyptian music, belly dancers, drums horns and performers with flaming swords.
Traditionally, Egyptians believed that the ring finger has the "vein amoris", the vein of love, which runs straight to the heart.