Are there Igbo families in the diaspora that don't drag their inlaws to their village for marriage?

Date: 05-09-2018 6:54 pm (2 years ago) | Author: Some bloke
- at 5-09-2018 06:54 PM (2 years ago)
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My friend and I were having this conversation in yankee and it seems like every igbo girl we have both spoken to in yankee about marriage always mentions that they have to go back to their village in naija to do trad marriage.

These are girls and guys whose families are here in the US.
So it makes very little financial sense to transport both families ($1500 - $2000 USD ticket per person) for everyone involved to go to her village in Naija just to do a wedding, when everyone needed for the wedding by both families is already here. They say it is their culture and there is nothing that can be done about it.

It seems like these sorts of unneccessary expenditures are to be expected when considering igbo girls for marriage in the US.
I don't see other cultures like yoruba having this problem. They do it where they the 2 families are.
Are there actually igbo families that don't over-do this culture thing out in the diaspora?

Posted: at 5-09-2018 06:54 PM (2 years ago) | Newbie
- OmosetanOmorele at 5-09-2018 07:34 PM (2 years ago)
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Try a Fulani girl. All you need to marry her is to take 40 strokes of the cane Smiley
Can the flogging be done at Times Square by the way?
Posted: at 5-09-2018 07:34 PM (2 years ago) | Upcoming
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- 2buff at 5-09-2018 07:47 PM (2 years ago)
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Well they should all continue.
These are unwise backward practices to still be doing in an era such as this there there is a scarcity of men even interested in marriage to begin with.
Posted: at 5-09-2018 07:47 PM (2 years ago) | Newbie
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- KingPharoah at 5-09-2018 07:58 PM (2 years ago)
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It is said that: a child standing on top of an iroko tree may not see what an elder seated under the same tree sees
Posted: at 5-09-2018 07:58 PM (2 years ago) | Upcoming
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- 2buff at 5-09-2018 08:04 PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: KingPharoah on  5-09-2018 07:58 PM
It is said that: a child standing on top of an iroko tree may not see what an elder seated under the same tree sees

Sorry my friend, but It is exactly this sort of thinking(?) that explains why we do not progress as a nation.
Posted: at 5-09-2018 08:04 PM (2 years ago) | Newbie
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- crocatum at 5-09-2018 10:08 PM (2 years ago)
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vLkQ95r4S8" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vLkQ95r4S8</a>
Posted: at 5-09-2018 10:08 PM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SOGaiya at 6-09-2018 07:50 AM (2 years ago)
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Nigerian frindz n family have to eat their rice n ewu head
Posted: at 6-09-2018 07:50 AM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 2buff at 7-09-2018 01:56 AM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: SOGaiya on  6-09-2018 07:50 AM
Nigerian frindz n family have to eat their rice n ewu head

Then they can come eat here.
Posted: at 7-09-2018 01:56 AM (2 years ago) | Newbie
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