After a dowry is agreed upon and it has been determined that there is no relationship between the intended bride and groom, the wedding is announced and the families begin preparations for a church/mosque ceremony and a mels/melsi ceremony.
On the wedding day the groom and groomsmen (ሚዜ) get ready at the groom's house early in the morning and proceed to the bride's parents house to begin the wedding ceremonies.
After this ceremony, the groom retrieves his bride and they along with a procession go to a church/mosque to take their wedding vows.
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The Wedding procedure starts with the groom's side sending elders (Shimagle) who then request a union between the parties.
The elders discuss a dowry (ጧሎሽ) and verify that the intended bride and groom are not relatives by checking their lineage a minimum of seven generations.
Officials and elders sip wine while they invite the couple in for introductions and negotiations, and presentation of the bride price which consists mainly of gifts of shoes, textiles, jewelry and bags.
In Eastern parts of the country it is very much the same.
Upon completion of these negotiations, a wedding date is set, with the elders having provided an acceptable percentage of the full dowry. No request is made for it, but the young man is expected to remember to finish his payment and failure to do so spells dishonor for that family.
The wedding day begins with a convoy from the grooms family that heads to the girl's home to collect her.
The groomsmen have to either serenade or bribe their way into the house so that the groom can take the bride with him.
Additionally, the best man holds perfume and sprays it everywhere inside the bride's family house.
Elders from both families retreat into an inner room to negotiate on the bride price.
When concluded, the gifts are then presented to the bride's family.
A delegation carrying small gifts is then sent to the woman's home to meet with her clan elders.