Step 5: Bride Price

Once the bride has returned back from a successful probation period and both families are happy with their enquiries the bride price and list is generate by the Bride’s Family.

A rough date is also booked for delivery of the items on the list (typically the wedding date/ feast date)

Upon payment and delivery they are now considered to be traditionally married (pre-Christian religion)

27Most people have a fear of the “Bride Price” but usually the bride price is a very low amount to emphasis the woman is “NOT BEING SOLD”. The Bride price is what would need to be returned back to the Groom’s family if they were to every filed for divorce (not that they would ever want it to happen).