Traditional and white weddings in Nigeria are easily the most memorable moments of a typical couple’s lives…especially (especially) the Brides.
Traditional and white weddings in Nigeria are one of the most ceremonious occasion, everybody looks forward to it. It happens amidst friends, families, well wishers and people who have no clue how they knew about the wedding to begin with (i usually gladly fall into this category).
The Anatomy of a typical Nigerian wedding.
A typical Nigerian wedding takes three to four different stages:
Stage 1: From the formal introduction
Stage 2: to the paying of dowry,
Stage 3: Then to the Traditional marriage where every member of the family, extended family and friends are invited.
Stage 4: Finally, the church wedding happens to be the final stage of marriage in Nigeria.
History has it that weddings or marriages in Nigeria are almost always performed in the church. It is the loudest of Nigerian weddings as the entire world is invited and the man is dressed on suit while the lady is on her wedding gown. Most Christians can only give their daughter fully to a man after the church wedding, as it is termed – ‘the wedding before God.’
A man believes that no amount of money is worth selling his daughter over (they haven’t met me yet), so often a very little amount of money is used for the dowry in line with our cultural heritage. I once heard it could be as low as N200 Naira in some parts of the Igbo land.
If i was giving a futuristic daughter our by chance, i’d organize an auction on live TV where the highest bidder gets to take their prize (my daughter) home.
Bidding begins at N1 million (but that one go mean say she go fine well well o).
Anyway, i rest my case.