Moroccan dating protocols
Other traditions are accomplished with tongue in cheek, such as the Yoruba groom having to carry his bride in order to prove he can support her physically as well as well as romantically.
The ancient Yoruba ritual of displaying a blood-stained sheet after the wedding night in order to display the bride's virginal state – and sending the bride's family a boiled yam should the red stain fail to appear – has fallen into disuse.
While many Yoruba brides wear their Yoruba traditions are largely based on mutual respect.
In a ritual still practiced at many weddings, the groom demonstrates his high regard for his bride's family by prostrating himself before them.
Friends of the groom are also expected to prostrate themselves.
There are a few traditional hurdles for Igbo couples to get over before their wedding date.
Theoretically, they can't even set that date until older siblings have married (no pressure, big brother! An Igbo bride provides her prospective groom with a dowry list of gifts he is obliged to present to her family; if he fails to come up with the goods, he risks losing his bride.