“… but I looooooove him….” Okey dokey. What about your future? We foreign chicks are not the blue-light special and shouldn't come at a discount, but unfortunately, that's the way it works a lot of times: Know your rights; culturally and legally. So, a weee bit of Desert Girl condescending advice....
And it is the Kuwaiti man's responsibility to pay for the wedding. Bam.
Dowry is written into the marriage contract. Many women choose not to put a lot down at the front end of the marriage contract, but write in a large amount at end-of-marriage so that 1) dude can't just divorce you on a whim and then not have to pay out (making it "cheaper to keep her") and 2) the woman will be financially secure if he does divorce you. [I have one Kuwaiti friend who wrote in a million dinars for end-of-marriage to prove to his new bride how strong his love (lust, methinks) was. He can never leave her. He's soooo screwed.]
Disclaimer: Guys: please don't get mad at me. Marriage is a beginning of a life together. Do you really want to begin it with dishonesty?