How to marry in Ghana without paying Bride Price

How To Marry In Ghana Without Paying Bride Price

Today we would learn about how to marry in Ghana without paying bride price.

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Meaning of Bride Price

Bride Price is when the family of the groom pay their future in-laws at the start of their marriage. The payment can be made up of money, presents, or a mixture of both.

When it’s time to marry, the man’s family go to the bride’s family to collect a list of items for the bride price.

In cases where the items on the list are too expensive, both families dialogue on how to cut the cost down.

However, it’s not every one that can afford the payment of bride price. So the question is, how can you marry in Ghana without paying a bride price?

Well, Ghanaian website has got the answer as they have penned down a few ways by which a man can marry in Ghana without paying bride price.

1.Following the footsteps of Jacob in the Bible

First, payment of bride price is important but if you cannot pay, there is a way. Make your intentions known to the family about your interest in their daughter. Just go ahead and get the full list of items to be paid and calculate everything into money.

Now, the next step is to take the Biblical step.

Now, instead of paying the bride price, you can work for the family just like Jacob did in exchange for their daughter’s hand in marriage. Work for the whole amount and then take your wife home. Simple as that.

Laban in the Bible promised his younger daughter Rachel to Jacob in return for seven years‘ service, only to trick him into marrying his elder daughter Leah instead. Making Jacob to work for 20 years before marrying the two sisters.

2. Date the lady until she turns old

Also, in order not to pay bride price in Ghana, you can decide to date a lady for some years. Continue dating her till she turns old. Once she becomes old, the family will have no choice than to give her to you for free.

Yes for free. In some tribes in Ghana, the younger the woman, the higher the bride price. So if you don’t want to pay, then, I suggest you date her for years till she turns old and you can take her home for free (donkomi).

3. Go for a ‘low class’ woman

Another way of not paying bride price before marrying in Ghana is to check your preferred woman. In Ghana, if the woman is pretty, you will pay more.

If the woman is also well-educated and perhaps is employed by the Government, then you will still have to pay more.

So, in order not to worry yourself with any bride price, just watch the kind of woman you want to marry. Make sure she isn’t in that category and you are good to go.

4. Date a lady from a super rich family

Finally, it is a proven fact that, most rich families would give their daughters for free especially when she is madly and deeply in love with the man of her dreams.

In such families, even the wedding, accommodation and everything is provided by the family. This is to make sure their daughter is well catered for.

So, in order to jump the payment of pride price, make sure that your preferred woman is from a rich family and she is madly in love with you.

So, like I said from the beginning, there is a way of not paying and the above explained points sums it all. Let me know if it works for you. All the best.

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