Her wedding photo went viral for the best possible reason!

A Bangladeshi bride who posted a picture of herself on social media wearing her grandmother’s cotton sari with no make-up or jewellery has sparked a heated debate.

She wanted to make a statement by not wearing makeup to her own wedding

 

While it’s great some brides do choose to wear makeup and feel more confident because of it, this wasn’t the case for Tasnim Jara. She points out that some brides feel pressured to look a certain way only to fit society’s standards and that we should be fighting against such pressure so every bride can have a day she feels is her own. So she hose to not wear makeup on her wedding day.

“A girl should not need a whitening lotion, a gold necklace, or an expensive saree to be accepted as a bride or to make her feel confident. So I arrived at my wedding venue wearing my dadu’s saree, with zero makeup and no jewelry. People may call it simple, but it was very special to me, for what I believe in and what it means to me,” she said.

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In the post Jara shared on facebook she also makes it clear that she doesn’t have anything against a bride who wants to wear expensive clothes, lots of jewelry, or makeup. Her point is that a bride should look the way she wants to look.

Jara said that even at her own wedding she faced resistance from people about her decision, and that certain family members wouldn’t take a photo of her because she didn’t “dress like a bride.” However, she did receive praise from a few family members and from her groom, Khaled Saifullah.

Since the post was shared online, Jara has also received countless comments praising her from strangers.

 

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