The civil marriage takes place at a registry, and then the religious ceremony follows.Finally it’s the traditional Nigerian wedding ceremony.At the bride's parent's house, the bride gets ready and is seated awaiting the groom's arrival.
At the reception, depending on the family's ethnic group there are several traditional dances performed.
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.
After this ceremony, the groom retrieves his bride and they along with a procession go to a church/mosque to take their wedding vows.
After the religious ceremony, the wedding procession moves to a park/garden where lunch is served to guests.