(Closed) Nigerian/Igbo women ????

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Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MrsE.ToBe :hi I think you are going to ask his family they may want to do specific things my fiance is also nigerian and according to him different people do different things like we do here. You can also try a message board for Nigerian Americans and ask there. Does he have any cousins/aunts/sisters that can help you? 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi Nigerian here! Not Igbo though so I can’t really speak to specifics of their traditions. The traditional wedding typically takes place a couple of days before the white wedding. You can either choose to roll this into your rehearsal dinner (this is what I am doing), or just incorporate some elements into your white wedding.

The picking of the fabric should usually reflect your chosen colour for the wedding, but in a lot of instances the groom’s side may wear a different colour/pattern from the brides side to make the differences clear. PM for more specifics as I don’t really want to bore you on this thread. Also look at the wedding on this site http://www.alakija.com/weddings.html. As you will see most of the weddings are Nigerian ones and quite a few of them are Igbo. There are also a lot of weddings between Nigerians and Brits or Nigerians and Americans which should give you a flovour for what people do.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I am Nigerian and Igbo. Send me a pm if you want any specific questions asked but I think Plantains has answered some of them. However, I would honestly ask his parents what exactly they want. They may or may not want the Nigerian culture at the wedding (I seriously doubt that because my mum is already picking her outfit out!) but just ask for specifics. If on the other hand you just want to learn some things, PM me. Good luck and ‘nno’ 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

I love Nigerian weddings, just wanted to say that.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m surprised I’m just catching this thread now. I’m Nigerian and Igbo (although I was born here too like your FI).

What part of Igbo land is your Fiance from? Meaning what state is the family from? That can make a difference. It is true that each tends to want to do different things, but there is also usually a general process that is followed.

We’re having two different weddings, but unlike most families we’re having the traditional wedding SIX months before the white wedding. I actually have a blog that is focused on Naija weddings and the cultural aspect of it. We can’t self-promote, so PM me if you want the name of the blog or if you have any other questions.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsE.ToBe : That’s interesting! My family is from Imo state too! Owerri to be exact. My Fiance however, is Yoruba, but he grew up in Lagos. Lagos is generally just a mixture of everyone, so it’s pretty metropolitan in comparison to the outside areas like Imo State, etc.,

The traditional weddings really have more to do with the culture of the village as opposed to the metropolitan cities. When you check out my blog, I did do a post about the process of an Igbo wedding, so you can see how it goes.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsE.ToBe : I’ll be doing both the traditional wedding and the white wedding here. I didn’t grow up in Nigeria and all of my grandparents are dead, so there’s really no point in me flying to Nigeria to get it done.

My family doesn’t actually live in Owerri either, our family lives in Mbieri, which is about 20 minutes drive from Owerri. It’s only 20 minutes because the roads are bad. If the roads weren’t bad, it would only be 5 minutes.

I’m not familiar with Obinze but I’m sure it’s not too far from Owerri. If you ever visit, be prepared. There’s lots of dust and sand, LOL.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m loving running into Nigerian brides on here

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