The groom goes to the bride's house to take his future wife to be.The wedding ceremony starts with dances and music and the bride's parents give the groom a dowry, in most case money and cattle. There is this guy I like at work who is Ethiopian, but im a little hesitant to show it because I have heard that Ethiopian cultures are very strict and do not like to date/marry outside of their culture. I ask because he is very shy and barely talks to anyone Go for it girl!

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The bride and groom first see each other on their wedding day.

Both parents prepare food and drink for the wedding and invite guests.

He is not shy, he just doesn't know how to talk to somebody who isn't Ethiopian. I am habesha(Ethiopia-Eritrea)guy and I dated Guinean girl from Africa and a couple African-American girls. Most Ethiopian guys are not smart enough when it comes to getting accustomed to different cultures.

You gotta make him feel comfortable and be little bit aggressiveness. As you know Ethiopia is essentially primitive country with primitive culture.

You gotta make him feel comfortable and be little bit aggressiveness.

Christian marriages, mainly in Tigray and Amhara regions, are often arranged by the parents of the bride and groom with a great deal of negotiation.

When the parents have reached an agreement, the man and woman get engaged.

The parents then set a wedding date and they meet all the wedding expenses.

The mediator goes to the home of the potential bride and asks if their daughter will marry the son of the other parents.