Marriage Registration Fees For 2016 Released

Love couples in Accra will pay at least GH¢150.00 in fees to celebrate a marriage under the ordinance at the Marriage Registry in AMA, in 2016. The new marriage registration fees are published under the Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s Imposition of Rates and Fee-Fixing Resolution, 2016, in the Local Government Bulletin No.1 dated Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The new fees come in a resolution adopted at a meeting of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly convened on October 31, 2015, and signed by the Acting Presiding Member of the Assembly, Hon. Derrick Addotey Myres and the Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Sam Ayeh-Datey. The Approved … Continue reading Marriage Registration Fees For 2016 Released

The Wedding of Paa Kwasi Edusei & Cynthia Ajao

Longtime lovebirds, Paa Kwasi Edusei and Cynthia Ajao exchanged wedding vows before a thousand guests and family at a colourful wedding ceremony, held Saturday August 1, in Sakumono near Tema. The young couple disclosed that they are marrying formally after dating for seven years. The wedding was preceded by a Ghanaian customary marriage ceremony earlier on that morning in the home of Cynthia’s parents near the Spintex Road. The couple’s parents and friends expressed profound joy that the relationship of the lovely pair has matured into marriage. Continue reading The Wedding of Paa Kwasi Edusei & Cynthia Ajao

9 Tips for a Happy Marriage from Psychology

The state of a marriage relationship affects virtually all aspects of a couple’s lives and health, including mental and physical well-being. People who are happily married are found to have stronger immune systems that prevent infections more effectively than than the systems of those in troubled marriages. Fortunately, there are tried and tested ways by which a couple may work towards a happy marriage. Research on what makes a marriage work, according to the American Psychological Association, shows that people in a good marriage have completed these psychological “tasks”: Separate emotionally from the family you grew up in; not to … Continue reading 9 Tips for a Happy Marriage from Psychology

A Church Wedding or Court Wedding: Which Is Better?

Really, none by itself is better than the other. Whether you should have a church wedding or a court wedding depends on what you want for your wedding (and what you can afford). That’s a choice many young people who are preparing for a wedding may have to make.  And in making that choice, it helps very much when they have adequate information on the options available to them. So, in this blog post, Labone Express brings up the features one can find with each option, to help couples who are planning their weddings decide what they want to have. … Continue reading A Church Wedding or Court Wedding: Which Is Better?

The Requirements for Ordinance Marriage in Ghana

The requirements for ordinance marriage in Ghana are quite simple. It is an inexpensive or a very affordable way to marry. First, this form of marriage is made between a man and a woman only. The partners must be 18 years or older and none of the two entering into a marriage by ordinance shall be in any form of marriage with any other person(s). But, there is an exception where the two partners are already married to each other in a customary marriage. This marriage process is one of the institutions we inherited from British colonial administration and still hold … Continue reading The Requirements for Ordinance Marriage in Ghana

A Description of Ghanaian customary marriage

A young bride wore kente blouse with slit maxi skirt and a silk head kerchief, and sat on a wooden stool at the side of her paternal uncle. She looked downwards as he asked her, for the third time [in Twi], “Nana, should we accept these [bottles of] drinks this young, handsome man is offering us, to take you as his wife?” The bride lifted her face in deliberate fashion, and for the third time also, she said out loud with, joy “Yes, Uncle!”, and immediately, the large gathering of family and friends let out loud cheers. Then, the uncle … Continue reading A Description of Ghanaian customary marriage

3 Ways to Marry in Ghana—Legally!

Are you thinking of  marrying in Ghana? Here are some tips to guide you. There are three legal forms of marriage in Ghana: the Customary, the Islamic and the Ordinance. Customary marriage in Ghana is a kind of marriage between a man and a woman, and involves performance of certain local customs. There are as many variations of the custom as the ethnic groups there are in Ghana. Two things common to the various customs are: a gathering of the extended families of the couple; and payment of a bride-price to the bride’s parents. Customary marriages are potentially polygynous: a … Continue reading 3 Ways to Marry in Ghana—Legally!