Every Ethiopian groom must pay a dowry for his new bride. Traditionally, in urban centers, every item of the dowry had to be brand new and the groom had to pay for it, Kassahun Terfassa, 68, who has mediated numerous marriage arrangements, told AA. The new generation does not invest too much money.
How much does an Ethiopian wedding cost?
The cost of an average Addis Ababa wedding estimated to be around 200,000 birr, events like this are important as it allows the bride, groom and their friends and family to potentially shop in one location and make their wedding planning easier.
What does the grooms family traditionally pay for?
What Does the Grooms Family Pay For, Traditionally? The grooms family is responsible for corsages and boutonnieres for immediate members of both families, the lodging of the grooms attendants (if you have offered to help pay for this expense), and sometimes the costs of the rehearsal dinner.