Are expensive weddings leading to increased cohabitation?

If asking for a girl’s hand in marriage is considered ‘tricky’ for a potential groom, imagine how difficult   it would be for him to explain to her parents that they would be living together without cows from the groom and vows exchanged? Cohabiting is still considered a taboo in Rwandan culture. However, with the alarming expenses that young couples will incur to organise their dream weddings, many are choosing to bite the bullet and move in together. Rose* has been dating her boyfriend for four years now.“During the first three years of dating we agreed that in the fourth year, we would tie the knot. In the fourth year, we started planning for our wedding but my fiancé got problems at his workplace. He was demoted and his salary was chopped,” Rose narrates.
The New Times
Doreen Umutesi