First thing, call everyone and announce the news, you must be brimming with excitement. You are in the clouds.... Do we really want to talk about money, No! But we must, but not now, enjoy being engaged. Enjoy your moments in the limelight and relish the romantic spells, wondering how you are going to feel and look on your big day!!!!!!
Think finding a wedding venue on the island on a limited budget is a dream? Not a chance. We were recently contacted by a soon to be bride who informed us that her wedding planner told her she couldn’t find a decent wedding venue on the island for under 2 million naira. What?
So we whipped out our phones and started making some calls and as we expected we found multiple venues in the 1 million naira range. These are our favourite six (6).
He proposed and you said “YES!” and you can’t stop smiling. You're high on love and can't stop looking at that brand-new bling (if he proposed with a ring, more on that later). This is a very exciting and emotional time, and it is okay to just sit back and soak in the moment or/and jump straight into sharing the news with family and friends. Now's the time to start visiting wedding websites (hint hint) or buying wedding magazines and sharing the news with family and friends.
This piece is pretty much for the bride and groom as it is for the all people who want to stand before everyone and wish the couple well or give a funny anecdote. As the bride and groom, it is imperative to let your maid of honor and best man know you’re what you look out for and what to avoid. I have been a guest at a fair share of weddings and heard a good amount of toasts. It’s amazing (not in a great way) some of the things people say when they are under the influence of whatever.
Okay you have been chosen as the maid of honour. Seriously, being selected out of the long list of girlfriends to be the maid of honour is a huge honour. But, as the saying goes, with great honour comes great responsibility. You can bask in the ambience all you like, but you need to live up to your title in name and of course in action. Remember this is an exciting time for your friend, but also an extremely hectic and taxing time as well. It’s important that you prep well and make conscious effort to ensuring the sanity of your friend as she plans her wedding.
Let's face it, these days hiring a wedding planner is not a luxury. Nigerian weddings and parties have so many moving parts that it's easy to get overwhelmed and miss the very essence of the wedding or party. Unfortunately, due to the relative 'ease' it takes to start a wedding planning business there are lots of 'quack' planners. We have compiled the a few tips to help you spot the fakes and save yourself the agony.
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.