How can I marry in Igbo land?
SEVEN STEPS OF IGBO WEDDINGStep 1 – The First Introduction/Knocking On The Door (Ikụ Aka n Uzo) Step 2 – The Family Background Investigation.Step 3 – The Follow-Up Visit For The Discussion Of The Bridal List (Ihu Isi Nwanyi) Step 4 – The Dowry Negotiations (Ego Isi Nwanyi)
Who pays for an Igbo wedding?
After settling the father, mother, Umunna (men) and Umuada (women), the next and crucial stage is the payment of dowry which is regarded as bride price. This is not done outside, but inside the room. The man and two members of his family will go inside to meet his father in-law and discuss the bride price (dowry).
What is the traditional process for marriage in Igbo culture?
The 4 Stages of Igbo Traditional Marriage Ceremony Marriage Introduction/ Proposal/ Inquiry (Iku Aka or Iju Ese) – This happens pre-wedding, and here, the bride and grooms family get to meet and be formally introduced; Consent From Her Umunna/ Extended Family – This is the traditional marriage proposal.
What is marriage in Igbo?
Marriage in Igboland is not just an affair between the future husband and wife but also involves the parents, the extended family and villages. First the groom asks his potential partner to marry him. Assuming that this is affirmative, the groom will visit the brides residence accompanied by his father.