Thinking about Marriage

In the excitement of being in love, it can be hard to think straight and make sensible choices. If you're having trouble deciding if it's right to tie the knot, this section gives you things to think about and discuss.


Samburu dancers attending a wedding ceremony

Kenyan wedding traditions

Kenya has many different wedding traditions – and they vary a lot between tribes. And today, these traditional weddings are often followed by a religious one. So it can get complicated.
happy couple getting married on the beach

Wedding: the big day

Planning a wedding can be extremely exciting – it’s like living a dream. Nice clothes, shopping, family, friends all make for a heady mix.
touching hands with wedding rings


Some couples also elope to get married – that means they go off together and get married in secret.
couple disagreeing

Family disagreements

Family disagreements are bound to happen from time to time. How you deal with them will lay the ground for future relationships with your respective parents.
Happy couple just married

Reasons for marriage

Marriage is the formal or legal union of two people. But the notion of marriage in today's age is very different than in it was in past times.
Happy couple with rose

The big decision: how do I know?

In the excitement of being in love it can be hard to think straight and make sensible choices. If you’re having trouble deciding if it’s right to tie the knot, here are some questions for you to think about. They’re just a guide to help you listen to your heart, listen to your head, and feel sure about your decision.