Who pays for the wedding in traditional African wedding

The Groom’s Family; traditionally, the groom’s father. The groom’s family pays for the knocking ceremony, dowries and all fees that result from the traditional ceremony (Ghanaian tradition). The brides family normally prepares the food, drinks, music, etc. for the reception.
The “white wedding ceremony” normally follows the traditional ceremony; that’s if the couple chooses to do this. In Ghana, the groom pays for this part of the ceremony also; as the saying goes “Who’s marrying who” (translated from Twi).

Nowadays however, the bride and her family can choose to contribute financially depending on their relationship with the groom. Most of the time, they don’t; but some do, just to help their daughter out.

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