ABC of Ghana Traditional Wedding Ceremonies
If you are Ghanaian, don’t tell me you were searching for what a Ghanaian traditional wedding ceremony entails, tut tut. However, for those who are not Ghanaians and probably saw some colourful and exciting wedding photos of a Ghanaian traditional wedding, then we have provided an ABC of what a traditional wedding in Ghana entails.
A Traditional wedding ceremony in #Ghana is done to legitimatise the marital relationship between couples. Trad weddings as its also called are done in different ways which varies from different ethnic groups in Ghana. A typical Ghanaian trad wedding features:
💲Bride Price / Dowry – a price the groom should be prepared to pay common in other African trad weddings.
💲 Money and a piece of 🎁 #Kente cloth presented by Groom to appreciate the bride’s father, mother and siblings for raising his new bride to be from childhood to womanhood.
🍷 Bottles of gin or whisky as permission to speak to an elder in bride’s family, mostly done by the groom’s family.
🎁 Gifts for the Bride of the day usually in form of Accessories, Shoes, some pieces of trad wax print cloth. (Spoil her MEHN, it’s her day).
📖 Bible presented to the bride usually if she’s a Christian to help learn and read for blessings to keep her matrimony and home moving in the right direction both in good and bad times.
🍚🍛🍗🍴 & 🍷🍹🍻 🇬🇭jollof used to serve the families and guests to celebrate their traditional wedding with lots of 🎶🎵🎷🎺🎻🎼🎹 and dancing.
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