Weddings are a big deal in Africa, especially in Ghana where the ceremony are mostly filled with grandeur and pomp.
Many Ghanaians spend time to meticulously plan the details of their wedding, taking into account every little detail.
Some would-be couples would go to any length to be able to stage a memorable wedding which would have all the qualities of royalty.
The rich do whatever it takes to outclass their colleagues while the average person would not mind breaking the bank or even going in for loans to ensure that their wedding turns out as planned.
Among the many things that catch the eye at weddings are the bridal team and groomsmen. Some of these ‘extras’ at a wedding vary in number from couple to couple.
However, it has come to light that some of these groomsmen and bridesmaids, as part of helping the couple to cut down the cost incurred in many ways, tend to bear the cost of their own clothing for the big day from their own pockets.
Some people would have no problem with this because they would see it as a way of supporting the would-be couple with this ‘favor’.
Others however feel that the onus lies on the couple getting married to pay for the attire of the grooms because they add up to make their day memorable.
Many people, in debating this issue considered the financial strength of the people involved and would rather have the couple meet the bridesmaids and groomsmen halfway so they also take care of the other part.
It has however generated a hot debate among our readers if it is worth the sacrifice of spending that much on a wedding in which you are just helping out with by virtue of your relationship with either the bride or groom.
YEN.COM.GH wanted to find out if groomsmen and bridesmaids should pay for their own wedding attire and here is what some of our readers had to say:
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