How much does Yoruba bride price cost?
The Yoruba bride price is only N5,000 (Five Thousand Naira) across most Yoruba states and villages. This is explained in the section above. This amount is purely symbolic and not asked for the sake of money. In fact, some parents (of brides) give back the money to the groom to drive this point home.
What is engagement list in Yoruba land?
The Yoruba Traditional Wedding Engagement list ( also know as Eru Iyawo list, the Yoruba Bride Price List or the Dowry List) is presented to the groom’s family from the Yoruba bride’s family some weeks prior to the traditional wedding day.
What are the items for engagement?
Engagement Preparations Among these are items such as; the engagement tray, the engagement rings, indoor or outdoor ceremony, the engagement dress, the invitation list, the gifts to be handed out, the invitations, the hairdresser, the photographer, engagement shoes and engagement party cards.
What is Eru Iyawo in English?
Eru Iyawo, is the yoruba version of the bride’s gift list. Every bride in the world is entitled to a gift or gifts on her wedding day, be it traditional or not…
How much is bride price in Igbo land?
This is because bride price is an official recognition that a woman is married in Igbo culture for everyone to attest. The bride price also varies from family to family, some collect bride price as small as N5,000 while some collect as much as N100,000.
How marriages are done in Yoruba land?
There’s no room for forced marriage in the Yoruba culture. A man first meets a girl and with her consent, he informs his family on his decision to get married. After the choice of whom to marry by the man and informing his family, the family takes it up from there.
What should we buy before marriage?
So, you need to carry slippers to travel or it can be very helpful in dance as well.
- Hair accessories. It is very important to take care of your hair on your wedding day.
- Snacks. Undoubtedly, you’re going to struggle all day long which can affect very badly on your hunger.
- The gift list.
What not to do when you get engaged?
10 Things Not To Do When You Get Engaged
- Announce It On Social Media (Before You Call Your Parents) Photo by Stoffer Photography via Style Me Pretty.
- Keep A Ring You’re Not Happy With.
- Start To Panic.
- Tell Everyone Your Plans.
- Commit To Your Bridal Party (Or Your Guest List)
- Start Booking Vendors.
- Buy A Dress.
- Get Braggy.
Who pays for a Nigerian wedding?
Traditionally, or should I say in the past the parents used to pay for the wedding but nowadays you see couples paying for their weddings. It all depends on the family. The other side of this is tradition, in the Yoruba tribe the bride’s family pays for majority of the wedding.
Which tribe has the most expensive bride price in Nigeria?
What is the most expensive bride price in Nigeria?
- The Kalabari in Rivers state: their bride-price and cost of items required might go as high as N1million naira in some cases.
- Ibibio in Akwa-Ibom state: their demands can run as high as N700,000.