Everything You Need To Know About The Edo Bride
Edo brides are known for their elaborate beaded bridal wear – complete with a crown and accessories. The hair – the most important part of the look, is made into a high bun hairstyle known as Eto-Okuku, typically created with black gel. Coral beads are then sewn into the hair or extensions in to the form of a crown, called Okuku. Many brides buy wigs ready made with the hair and crown.
The coral bead accessories accentuate the regal look. Beaded necklaces are called ivie-uru, hand beads – ivie-ebo, earrings – emi-ehorivie, a beaded clutch – ekpa-ivie and a poncho like cape/beaded top called ewu-ivie. Many also wear slippers or shoes covered with beads.
For the complete look, brides wear different fabrics of wrappers – some wear embellished George, some opt for velvet or lace of different colours – anything looks great.
Edo state of Nigeria, traditional marriage is another important occasion in the area that people all over the world are interested in and as such, it is very important to have Edo state list and requirements put down for the interested young men who are looking towards having Edo beautiful ladies as wives.
Edo state’s average bride’s price looks like and get prepared for your in-laws on the stipulated date of the traditional marriage.
Even though highly steeped in traditions, it may surprise you to know that the first thing on the list is the Holy Bible and that gives you the ideas on what to follow.
Traditional Marriage In Edo State, The List And Requirements:
(1.) The Holy Bible
(2.) An Umbrella
(3.) A box filled wrappers
(4.) NI,500 for the dowry
(5.) N5,000 for the bride’s mother
(6.) N9,000 for the bride’s lineage
N3,000 for the bride’s father
(7.) N6,000 for the women in bride’s lineage
(8.) 28 tubers of yam (7X4)
(9.) 14 tubers of yam for elders in the bride’s lineage
(10.) 6 Cartons of beer for the men, could be less sometimes.
(11.) 3 Crates of malts for the women
(12.) 25 litres of palm oil
(13.) 1 jar of palm wine (get the real measurement locally)
(14.) 2 bottles of Schnapps
(15.) 1 Plate of Kola nut
(16.) 1 Carton of wine for sundry usage, usually in the possession of the groom
This is a guide to put your mind at rest and also to give you some glimpse of what it takes to marry from Edo state in Nigeria bearing in mind that there have different ethnic groups with their own peculiar cultures related to their traditional marriages.
As a general guide, always stay close to your in-laws during and after your wedding for that gets you better prepared in whatever is expected from you as an in-law.
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