In Africa, when a man and a woman want to be married, it usually involves the entire family of the groom and the bride. Sometimes, the village or communities where they are from are also very involved in the wedding ceremony.

There are many different wedding traditions in the African continent and no two are exactly alike. A bride in Africa is treated with the highest regards, not just by the groom parents but also by the community or village of the bride and the groom. 

The reason an African bride receive this great respect, is because of the unborn child. Many African brides may get to move to the village of the groom, with the groom’s family request and be giving her own home before the wedding, especially in East Africa. This is to protect her and the child she will soon give them.

An African wedding requires many steps before the wedding can take place. These steps begin at a very young age. A male child is trained on how to be a good husband. African female will often attend schools that will teach them what it will take to be a good wife and have a good marriage. 

The elders in the village often will give advice to the bride. In some part of Africa, ethnic groups learn secret codes so that the married women can communicate with one another. Getting married is a grand affair in villages; the bride and the groom parents want the marriage to be a successful one. 

An African wedding celebration can last for days. An African wedding can also be very elaborate. This celebration usually involved feasting, music and dancing for days within a village. Sometimes these celebrations are to celebrate many couples that are getting married at the same time.

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