After about a week or two in which the bride’s family researches the potential groom, the father will send his reply.From there, the groom’s parents will send the bride’s parents a pot of palm wine to thank them if there has been consent. If a man wants to marry a woman, he’ll start giving her gifts — for instance, money, handkerchiefs and towels.And if she accepts the gifts, this means she’s also accepting the proposal.
According to Michael, it’s essentially based on what each can bring to the union.
Again, these traditions still occur, but less so as Ghana becomes more modernized — especially in the capital of Accra.
There’s more to marriage proposals in Ghana than just what’s been stated above.
At the table across from me is a gorgeous Ghanian woman who appears to be in her 20s sitting with an attractive Ghanaian man wearing slacks and a dress shirt.
In front of them the enticing glow of a Mc Donald’s illuminates their faces as dusk shadows the scene.