Once upon a time, a long time ago, brides knew this and they made sure they would practice for months on end just to master the foxtrot.
No one wants to dance any more. Blame it on modernization! Besides kissing, all we want to see you doing is dancing. We want to see you get down. We want the bride to dance so hard that the in laws and the neighbors will question the brides level of morality
And the bridal team? Those ones should definitely earn their spot at the high table… you can’t just sit and look pretty. Get up and entertain us already!
If you would kiss all day we definitely would not complain. Just kidding.
The wedding kiss is what makes a wedding. In Africa, you can only know that your relationship is legitimate when you can finally kiss your person in front of your family members and they actually ululate instead of kicking you out of the house.
We know you’ve kissed before behind closed doors, so please do not pretend to be shy. Go on ahead and show us what we have all been waiting for.
We are not interested in the preachers long sermon
We are not interested in the preachers long sermon.
I repeated this on purpose just to make sure you got it.
For some odd reasons, African preachers seem to think that spending two hours talking and talking is what the wedding guests care to the wedding for.
But it’s not.
Best believe all the wedding guests are sitting in their seats, moaning and groaning and hoping that the preacher could get to the end of his sermon. If your preacher really has important points to stress to the couple, maybe he could do this in a private conversation with the two?
Because truth be told, Wedding guests are really not interested in the nitty-gritties of how to be the perfect spouse. They’ve already heard it a million of times before at other weddings.
Wedding cards aren’t really important to us
Wedding invitations serve two important roles. Their main purpose is to invite people to your special day. However, they can also serve to inform them of your wedding colors and any special rules that you might have.
In the olden days, you definitely had no option but to invest in paper invitations. This was because you had no other way of communicating with your guests.
But nowadays, you can opt for the digital wedding cards. These can be sent via WhatsApp or other messaging apps. And this can go a long way in saving you some of your hard earned dollars.
Few people keep wedding cards after all and printing cards could just be a waste of money. Unless of course, you really want to stick to the traditional way of doing things or you just want to satisfy your ego.
The sun, the cold and the rain! Be decent enough to consider the weather when selecting venues
Garden weddings are scenic and beautiful but they cease to lose their charm when one has to spend more than a couple of hours under the glaring sun without adequate cover.
Summer wedding are the dream for most brides and grooms but they can soon turn into a nightmare when the heavens decide to let it rain.
Yes, you could be lucky to have great weather on your special day, but just in case you do not. Do make sure that you have contingency plans put in place.
Hire tents or opt for wedding venues
with built structures like Gazebos. You could also ensure that every guest has an umbrella if you do not want to use tents or buildings a cover.
We want the cake too!
I do not know how many times I’ve gone to a wedding and missed out on the wedding cake.
If I do get some cake it’s so small that it’s not even supposed to be called a slice or piece of cake.
I think anyone who has ever gone to a wedding has at some point experienced this. We all truly want to know, What really happens to the wedding cake?
No matter how many tiers the cake has or how big it is, the pieces are never enough.
When planning your wedding, do consider investing in cake boxes and placing cake pieces inside for your wedding guests.