The Yoruba Conventional Wedding ceremony Engagement record popularly generally known as ‘Eru Iyawo’ in Yoruba is introduced to the groom’s household from the bride’s household some weeks previous to the normal marriage ceremony day.
These things are packaged and introduced to the household of the bride on the normal marriage ceremony day.
The objects on the engagement record will differ primarily based on what a part of Yorubaland the bride’s household is from and your loved ones might determine to ask for extra or fewer objects.
The groom’s household can even negotiate to scale back the variety of objects.
The engagement record is all the time drafted by the bride’s members of the family.
Yoruba Engagement Record (Eru Iyawo Record)
42 Bitter kolas (Orogbo)
42 Tubers of yam (Isu)
42 Kola nuts (Obi abata)
42 Chilli/Alligator Peppers (Atare)
42 items of dried Fish (Eja Osan)
1 Dish of peppered corn meal (Aadun)
1 Pack of Sugar
2 Baskets of Fruit
2 Decanters full of honey
4 Crates of canned or bottled mushy drinks
4 Crates malt mushy drinks
4 Cartons of bottled water
2 Bottles of non-alcoholic wine
2 Cartons of fruit juice
1 Bag of salt
1 Bag of rice
1 Keg of palm wine
1 Keg of groundnut oil
An enormous suitcase containing garments, sneakers, and purses together with aso-oke material, 2 units of lace with gele and a pair of units of Ankara
1 Wristwatch, Earrings, and Chains
Biscuits and Sweets
Engagement rings for bride and groom
Quran, praying mat, praying kettle, rosary, white hijab, veil and tasbir (for Muslim weddings)
Owo Ori (The Bride Worth) – Varies
Owo Ijoko Agba (Cash for the elders consent) – N,1000
Owo Baba Gbo (Cash for the bride’s father’s consent) – N,1000
Owo Iya Gbo (Cash for the bride’s mom’s consent) – N1,000
Owo Ikanlekun(Door knocking payment) – N1000
Owo Isiju Iyawo (Payment for unveiling the bride) – N1,000
Owo Aeroplane (Bride transportation payment) – N1,000
Owo Iyawo Ile (Cash for the Housewives) -N500
Owo Omo Ile (Cash for the Youngsters of the family) – N500
Owo letter Kika (Letter studying payment)-N500
Owo Phone (Payment to name the bride out) – N500
Owo Isigba (Engagement presents unveiling payment) – N500
Owo Alaga Ijoko (Grasp of Ceremonies payment) – N500
The cash is collected at completely different factors throughout the conventional marriage ceremony ceremony, whereas the present objects are organized on the venue earlier than the ceremony begins. Presents are often packaged in baskets or containers, that are coordinated to match the marriage color scheme or marriage ceremony theme.