Dating and wedding customs in usa
After this, the bride, along with her entourage of girls is presented to the husband, family and guests in the most colourful way.
Pygmy engagements were not long and usually formalized by an exchange of visits between the families concerned.
Customarily, marriage proceedings often begin with the man proposing to the woman.
Upon her acceptance the man then calls for a meeting with his clan elders who largely consist of extended elderly family members.
This is typically the conclusion the first day of a typical Ethiopian wedding.
During the mels/i ceremony is dependent on the ethnic heritage of the family but it is typically smaller than the first ceremony and a time for close friends and family to spend some time with each other and continue to celebrate the newly married couple.
Upon completion of these negotiations, a wedding date is set, with the elders having provided an acceptable percentage of the full dowry. No request is made for it, but the young man is expected to remember to finish his payment and failure to do so spells dishonor for that family.
The wedding day begins with a convoy from the grooms family that heads to the girl's home to collect her.
His only obligation is to find among his relatives a girl willing to marry a brother or male cousin of his wife.
Officials and elders sip wine while they invite the couple in for introductions and negotiations, and presentation of the bride price which consists mainly of gifts of shoes, textiles, jewelry and bags.
In the other parts of the country it is very much the same.
In traditional weddings, customs vary slightly from one part of Nigeria to the other.
In South Western and Eastern parts of Nigeria, it is called the traditional wedding ceremony.