Wednesday, June 15, 2011
My thoughts on the Ghanaian marriage
Last saturday, my big sister had her dream wedding..... The weather was beautiful, the grass was green, her dress was spotless white and she walked arms in arms withe her gorgeous hubby....
My heart skips a beat with excitement when I remember how perfect my sister's wedding was....Even for someone who swears to hate weddings I had to admit it was gorgeous
My mind goes back to her traditional marriage a few months ago and I keep asking, why do Ghanaians have to marry the same person twice???
First, there's the dramatic, expensive, but totally necessary traditional marriage which is supposed to bring the two families together, then there's an even more expensive white wedding which is.............. I dunno what it does
My dad says he doesn't see why he has to give off the same daughter twice and frankly, I agree with him....Can't we just find a way of incorporating both events into one???
I'm not going to undermine the importance of any of the events but all I'm saying is, since the couples will need money for the journey they are embarkin on, they'd need all the money they can save. Culture and christianity will have to find a way of coming together to save the couple some financial stress
Oh and I was a bridesmaid...... Loved it but that's just by the way.lol xoxo