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3 Step Guide to tying the knot at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry

There are two Federal Marriage Registries in Nigeria presently. The Federal Marriage Registry Abuja and the Federal Marriage Registry Lagos both under the Ministry of Interior.

We are zooming our lenses on The Federal Marriage Registry Ikoyi Lagos. We aim at providing you with a detailed guide/overview of pre-requisites and expectations when preparing to wed at the registry.

Five Tips To Help Plan Your Out of State Wedding

The out of town wedding is the most stressful of weddings to put together because you now have added factors to consider when planning. So, to avoid the above scenario, when you decide to have an out-of-town wedding, the following are additional things you should take notice of:

Create two budgets:
One for the wedding, the other for the logistics. It will make it easier to monitor how money is being spent and show you where you can cut costs from or add funds to.

Compiling the Wedding Guest List

Whenever I think about the wedding guest List, in fact whenever I think about any ‘by invitation only’ guest list, I’m always reminded of the story of Sleeping Beauty, whose parents omitted to invite Maleficent the evil fairy to her christening, who in retaliation cursed the baby causing all manner of problems for the young girl and the Kingdom going forward. The story serves to remind me that when guest list are drawn one must ensure that those invited will attend with the best sentiments; familial repercussions must be borne in mind where family members are concerned.

Eight Step Guide to A Yoruba Engagement (Traditional Wedding)

We love traditional weddings, with their vibrant colours, rich food, playful banter and more, what's not to like?

10 Steps to Bridal Shower Bliss

The bridal shower is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the wedding process for the bride. This is perhaps the only party that she doesn’t have to get involved in the planning or execution, although some brides still do.

Children and Weddings - Keeping kids engaged on your big day

Let's face it - when it comes to weddings, no one is thinking about the children. Unless they are part of the bridal party, then and only then are the poor little bride, little groom or page boy, flower girls and balloon girls considered, but only as props. I know this because I have been a little bride, a flower girl and a balloon girl, many, many, many times. I have been ignored and mostly forgotten only till it was time for photographs. No one cared if I was hungry or bored, no.

Do you need a Wedding Planner?

A very important decision faced by couples in their planning process is deciding for or against the need for a wedding planner. About 30% of couples in Nigeria willingly engage the services of professional planners while, the remaining 70% take the bold step of planning it all themselves usually with the help of friends and family

Signature Sips: Your Wedding Cocktail Selection Guide

Signature cocktails are a great way to score some stylish points at your Nigerian wedding reception without breaking the bank. With so many cocktail options, selecting the right one can be overwhelming, so fret not, Sugar! Weddings' got you covered.

"Buzz" Factor
Much as you may want your guests to 'buzzed', It's probably not a great idea if they miss out on all the fun. You don't want them tucked away in the toilet, throwing up your precious wedding culinary selections. Be sure to have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

The Best Kept Planning Secret

I read a lot of articles that start with ‘It’s wedding season again!’ and it makes me wonder what time of the year the writer is referring to. I actually think that as much as we try to promote equality of status in Nigeria, or in the world at large, we subconsciously think of wedding season as the time around the more extravagant weddings that we’ve read about in Ovation or on Sugar! Weddings. The longer the ‘celebration week’ and the bigger the pageantry of the ceremonies we observe, the more sense it makes to call it wedding season. True or False?

Lights...Camera...Action!

Entertainment at Nigerian weddings has been taken to a whole new level, you think it, and someone has done it. Tuface, Dbanj, Shank, Joe, K-CI and Jojo are all just a few artists that have graced Nigerian weddings in recent times.

So what happens if you don't have R-Kelly kind of money? Think outside the box, traditional dancers, cultural plays, a group thriller dance performed by the wedding party (I swear I'm not making this stuff up...see video below). There was even a Nigerian wedding were the bride serenaded the groom (please do not try this if you do not have a voice).