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.
The civil marriage takes place at a registry, and then the religious ceremony follows.
Finally it’s the traditional Nigerian wedding ceremony.
A delegation carrying small gifts is then sent to the woman's home to meet with her clan elders.
Deliberations on bride price actually begin on a later date and these are strictly conducted by the older men only.
The Wedding procedure starts with the groom's side sending elders (Shimagle) who then request a union between the parties.
The elders discuss a dowry (ጧሎሽ) and verify that the intended bride and groom are not relatives by checking their lineage a minimum of seven generations.Various goods may be asked of the groom and he willingly obliges to the demands after which he is let into the compound.Generally, there are three types of weddings in Nigeria: traditional weddings, church weddings and court weddings.Elders from both families retreat into an inner room to negotiate on the bride price.When concluded, the gifts are then presented to the bride's family.At the bride's parent's house, the bride gets ready and is seated awaiting the groom's arrival.