1. Impatiently waiting for the groom to leave so you can take your hijab off, if it’s a gender segregated wedding.
2. Compared to most days, you actually look decent, so you hope that you will bump into “the one,” like a Bollywood movie.
3. But instead, you bump into the kid from the mosque that you liked in middle school…
4. Every wedding is your mom’s big chance to find someone for you, if the other moms don’t get to all the good ones first.
5. Your mom never says anything nice about you, except when she’s introducing you to a potential’s mom.
6. Expect at least one aunt/uncle whom you’ve never met to tell you that you’re expired.
7. There is always that group of non-Muslims who just stare and look generally confused by it all.
8. You’re “introduced” to at least one person that’s somehow related to you. You’re pretty sure you’ve never met, but they tell you they remember when you were born.
9. Someone starts a rumor the food isn’t halal, so now you can’t eat without getting the side-eye from aunts/uncles.
10. You want to talk to your friends of the opposite gender, but can’t come off too friendly, in case any aunties are watching.
11. Everyone assumes you know the traditional dance and you get dragged into the circle, despite your protests.
Originally published on BuzzFeed by ishqr. This post is a feature of the altM/ishqr partnership.