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  1. Emmanuel Chukwuma says:

    My name is Emmanuel. Your article has really been helpful. However, i have two questions to ask.
    1: can Cash be accepted in stead of providing all the items in every category?
    2: If yes, give me a rough estimate of how much a young man like me should budget before heading on this beautiful adventure. Thank you

    • Hi Emmanuel, thanks for reading our tips on what Grooms should know when planning a Yoruba wedding.

      On a rough estimate, you can’t know UNTIL you collect the list from her family (just ask); you cannot make a budget based on á list your friend was given during his own. The only way is to get the pricing from where you live (as price of items are not the same everywhere). *But then, you can make an ESTIMATE to gauge, using our sample Yoruba traditional marriage list here.

      Presenting cash in place of all items in a customary marriage list is considered and insult, and traditionally unacceptable. Going for your traditional engagement empty-handed would make them not welcome you. Why would you do that? If you do not have time to shop the items, have a family member (an Aunt or your mom or sister) or close friend do the shopping for you.

      However, with some pleading, they MAY accept cash only for a few items that you may have forgotten to get, or was very difficult to find. In a case like that, it is better to inform a close family member of your wife-to-be in advance, so that s/he can put in some word for you with their people.sample Yoruba traditional marriage list here

      • Tnx so much for your article, pls I need an answer to dis question which is I am a Yoruba lady about to marry an Edo man pls wat attire will I wear?

        • Hi Funmi,

          You should wear your people’s (YORUBA) traditional wedding outfit. If you like, you can have a dress change to change into Edo wear – but if you like, you can only wear your Yoruba native traditional marriage dressing.

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