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Traditional weddings; where would you like for your traditional marriage rites to be performed- an events centre, or your father’s compound???

by Beatrice Inim

Weddings!!! Weddings!!! Weddings!!!

There are a couple facets of the wedding process, the popular ones we know to be the court wedding, the traditional marriage, and the church wedding.

All facets have their own unique routines, and ways of going about it, but let s talk about the traditional marriage for a moment.

In most recent times, couples take their traditional weddings to fancy event halls, with planners decorating the venue in a  luxury style, fireworks, confettis, the entire shebang you would imbibe in your white wedding.

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Rewind to years and years ago. The times of our great grand parents, grand parents, and even our parents at the time. Back then, they had their traditional weddings in their father’s compounds, precisely at the village. So, this was a case where if they lived in the city, they had to travel home (the village) to have their traditional marriage done. Well, there is usually this local, authentic aura that fills the atmosphere when the rites are being performed in the village. The breaking of kolanut then feels like the entire kingdom agrees with the union, even for tribes where as a bride, you have to search the crowd to find your husband, and give him some wine, the frenzy is usually crazy when  it is being done at home; different calibre of people canvassing to be the bride-groom. Funny!!

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Having the bride dance out of her father’s house to meet her groom, gives some sense of actually leaving her family to be one with another; it makes it surreal that she is actually being given out in marriage to her groom, as opposed to walking into an events all to meet her groom at the other side of the room. And that feeling is definitely amazing.

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Don’t get me wrong, having your trad at a lush venue in town is not bad; whatever rocks your boat, really.

There are various reasons couples would want to skip the village phase straight to turning up at a nice events centre. For example, for a celebrity that has thousands of attendees to the wedding, family, friends in the industry, fans, etc, an events centre with the capacity to accommodate all guests will be ideal.

Also, if you have got covered, all the rites to be performed at home, for it to be performed away from the village or your father’s house, then that could work as well. You can also be creative enough to give the hall, and the entire ceremony a traditional feel, with the decoration, music, etc.

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