Every season is wedding season in South Africa. He's sent the letter to your house, the lobola negotiations are heating up, and pretty soon you'll be a Mrs.
Your family is ready to do a welcoming ceremony for the groom and his negotiators and your makoti outfit are ready for the day his family welcomes you into their fold.
Traditionally there are a lot of steps to the marriage process and each culture does it differently. But at which point of the process are you officially man and wife? This is a debate that's been raging online for a while now and we ask legal and traditional experts about when a customary marriage is officially recognised by the law.