Traditional wedding is the formal introduction of brides and the groom’s kinsmen to each other, and after the ceremony the bride can go home with the groom and his kinsmen.
On this day the grooms and his kinsmen will travel to the bride’s village. They will bring all the requested items by the bride’s kinsmen (village), palm wine, expensive pieces of clothes, spices etc.
It’s on this day that the dowry for the brides is negotiated and paid. After the dowry has being paid the bride’s father (or the eldest man in her family) will ask her to show her kinsmen the person that has called them for this gathering of great occasion. A cup of palm wine is handed to her to go give to the man that has come for her hand in marriage. As she dance around looking for this young man money is being spread on her and all eligible men will be beckoning her to bring the wine to them. She finally will kneel before the groom and hand her over the wine cup.
The groom will drink the wine and with the bride they both will dance back to the bride’s father. On getting there they both will kneel before him for his final blessings. After that every will stand and dance the night away.
As a Christian you are not officially recognized as a true practicing married member of the church without white wedding. Just like most western weddings the bride and the groom will depart from two different locations to arrive at the church where the priest will formally bless and ordain them with the sacrament of matrimony. This seals their Christian faith with the church. Its then followed by merriment (reception).