The preparation of the bride is a very important ritual also in the Maasai culture. Bracelets, necklaces and earrings will be part of the ceremony dress. The ritual includes dances and songs and the blessing of the village chief to the newlyweds. In the meantime, the food will be prepared which will then be blessed and everyone will feast in celebration. Tradition has it that neighboring tribes join the party and participate in the banquet.