I will share with you 6 Nigerian Wedding Planning tips. Planning a Nigerian wedding can be stressful. There's always going to be so much to do, and so many people to please as well. However, you can't please everyone.
Yes, everyone has different expectations for their wedding. But the goal at the end of the day is to be happy and cheerful on your wedding day. You also want to make sure that your guests are happy and satisfied. I mean, why else would you love them to be in attendance at your wedding if you aren't going to make them happy? So, as the host, you've got a lot of work to do.
Without further ado, let's get straight into business.
6 Nigerian Wedding Planning tips for your wedding
1. Have a date with your boo to discuss the wedding plans
Nigerian weddings can be stressful, especially if you have to figure out everything all by yourself.
So, to start with, talk to your boo. It's as much his wedding as it's yours. So, yes, share perspective, opinions and ideas on how you'd both like the day to look. Talk about the kind of music, food, guests, vendors, location, etc. Do not forget to talk about your budget. Put a price to everything so that you won't spend unnecessarily.
If your boo isn't very interested in all the little details that go into planning a wedding, then that's fine. You can take care of that. However, make sure you get his opinion on the kind of wedding he'd like to have. That way, from time to time when you experience little challenges along the way, you won't feel alone. You can discuss it with him since you've involved him from the beginning.
2. Get a wedding planner or delegate tasks to friends and family
Now, that we've got things sorted out with bae, it's time to start the actual arrangements. Get a planner! If you'd rather organize the wedding yourself, then you need to delegate duties. Now's not the time to be a superwoman. You don't want to be stressed out on your wedding day.
Again, planning a Nigerian wedding involves a lot of things; getting all your clothes ready before the day, scouting available halls or gardens, preparing your guest list, speaking to all your vendors, etc. So, get your loved ones to be a part of your plans. Assign tasks as well as deadlines to each of them.
PS: When delegating duties to your friends and family, make sure you do it respectfully.
3. Ask questions
One of the best ways to minimize errors and mistakes is to ask questions. Find out as much as possible about the vendors you intend to patronize. You don't want to disappointed at the last minute. Also, ask questions from past brides. They will know a thing or two that can help you prepare.
4. Start your wedding shopping early
When it comes to shopping for a Nigerian wedding, you can be sure to have a long list. Should we start with your asoebi and how many times you'd need to take a trip to the market to get it totally sorted? Perhaps we should talk about the bride's outfits (one for the engagement ceremony, one for the white wedding and another for the reception party), shoes, clutches etc. There's a lot to buy. So, start shopping as early as possible so that you won't be stressed out on your wedding day.
5. Don't forget your skincare routine
Your outfit isn't the only important part of your looks, your skin equally is. So, don't wait till the last minute to have it sorted. Start your skincare routine now. The goal is to avoid uneven skin tone and breakouts. So, if you need a regular trip to the spa for your facials, start now.
6. Get your emergency kit ready early enough
Sometimes, even after putting the best plans in place, some things might just go wrong. So, get ready!
As the bride, your emergency kit should include things like the following:
- Safety pins
- Needle and thread
- Headache pills
- Some candies
You should also include other items you think that you might need.
Yes, they are called emergency kits, but every item should be premeditated. So, the best time to start putting that kit together is now. When you're done putting the kit together, hand it over to your maid of honour for safekeeping.
I wish you a blissful marriage.