Ethiopian wedding has actually unique tradition in the months before and after the wedding ceremony. Both of them are the moment of having party between the two families. Like any other country, Ethiopia has its own custom in celebrating the wedding. As it consists of so many ethnics and groups, so the wedding ceremony will be held as each tradition have.
The Tradition of Ethiopian Wedding
In the reception of Ethiopian tradition, it starts from the bride and the groom walking to the dance venue. Then, they will dance for the first time with special Ethiopian music. People will start to dance right after the bride and the groom dance too. They really have a close party with the family. After that, there will be a meal tradition. A wedding maid takes some foods for the bride and the groom. In this moment, the groom will spoon feed to his wife and it means that the entire guests are allowed to have the foods.
The Costume of Ethiopian Culture
In Ethiopian wedding costume, it has some characteristic of Ethiopian culture. The groom will wear a special crown like a king in the reception. On their costume, they have special pattern on the body of the costume and the bride comes with gold jewelry in a full set.