The bride should physically begin to prepare for the wedding three months ahead. A day before the wedding, the brides assistants apply henna on the bride’s feet and hands, which they believe makes the bride more beautiful.
According to the Djibouti culture, the groom dresses in Arabic wedding garments made out of rich fabrics; in addition to this, the groom should tie a cloth on his head as the Djibouti wedding tradition demands. Because the main religion in Djibouti is Islam, an Imam may conduct the marriage ceremony in the Arabic language. During the Djibouti wedding ceremony, the groom makes the vows when holding the brides right hand and holds up the left hand as a way of making an oath; afterwards, the bride makes an oath when kneeling facing the groom. After making the vows, the guests shower the bride and groom with gifts in form of cooking pots, money, sheep or goats, beddings and furniture. For your traditional Djibouti wedding, hire the best in the wedding industry. Hire Babylon Productions. We have over 25 years of experience servicing wedding of all kinds, including traditional Djibouti ceremonies. We understand the
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