Pointers

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).

Sugar! Tips on Perfume Selection

Voile de Jasmin (Bvlgari), Panthere eau Legere (Cartier), Sheer Veil (Vera Wang)

When choosing a fragrance for your wedding day, wear one of your favourites that your bride or groom especially likes -- this is no time for surprises!

If you're determined to wear something new, be sure to start using the perfume at least a month before the wedding so that you are certain it is a scent you'll both enjoy.

Just before you put on your veil, spray fragrance around yourself, and then spray the same fragrance on your veil to create a magical aura of scented pleasure. For an especially romantic effect, apply fragrance to the palms of your hands.

Souvenir Selection 101

Bride & Groom Favour Bags

All set for the big day?