African American Weddings

A wedding in American society is about a man and a woman starting a life together. Weddings in Africa - ancient and current - center on the combining of two families.

Brides are part of the social universe in traditional African culture.  They are  seen as an important link between the ancestors and the unborn, A woman who is entering matrimony is in a powerful position, because she can be the mother of a chief or a warrior.  Because Africa is so diverse, specific wedding rituals vary from region to region.

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The wedding ceremony itself can be very simple or quite lavish, depending on the family's wealth. Weddings can range from being at home home and very simple with just the couple, their families and the religious leader or involving the entire community with lots of food and dance.

African American Weddings Q & A: What you need to know

Its our step by step guide to wedding to wedding attendants.  No matter the question, we've got an example or answer for you

The following information is articles, questions, and answers that have been submitted by ForeverWed readers.  Should these not answer your questions. Feel free to ask an expert

African American Weddings:
A Little History
10 Ways to Keep your marriage strong
Bridal Do's
Cultural Traditions
Jumping the Broom
Lords Prayer
Order of Ceremony

25 Ways to Make Your Wedding a Unique One
Checklist for the Brides Wedding Date
Five Ways to Plan a wedding with a full time job
Outdoor Wedding Tips
The Hottest Trend: Wedding Websites
Do You need a bridal consultant

Wedding  Attendants:
Choosing your bridal party
When should I ask them to be my attendants? 
Is there a certain way your supposed to ask a person to be an attendant?
Do you have a suggestion of a fun, inexpensive way to ask them...
Eight Tips for Drafting a Great Bridal Party Team!
Fun and unique ways to ask my friends to be by my side in my wedding
Matron of Honor and a Maid of Honor
More than one maid of honor?
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen, Getting to know one another
Can my bridesmaids wear black?
Dismissing a Bridesmaid or other attendant
Do we send invitations to the people in our wedding party?

Gift Ideas for the Wedding Party
Gift Ideas for your wedding attendants
Giving Cultural Gifts 

General Questions:
Is it a new tradition to have a maid of honor and matron of honor?
Is it appropriate to have my divorced dad & mom walk me down the isle
Duties of the Best man and Maid of Honor

Is it tacky to have a MAID & MATRON of honor?
order of processional
Down the aisle: Who walks with the bride?
Should you include children?
Vows that include children

10 Things Your Ushers Should Know
Best man Responsibilities
Do you know your duties? Check this list for your duties!
It is traditional for the bride to treat her maids to a luncheon

What are the grooms parents suppose to pay for?
What exactly does a personal attendant to do?

Maid of Honor Duties
Roles For Children in Weddings
Ten tips on children participation  in Weddings

Vows & Passages

Start learning more about your wedding vows and passages


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