Finally he popped the question that you’ve been longing to hear him say? Everyone is so excited for you, your friends are filled with joy and gladness anticipating how the wedding day would be like. Your wedding day should be the most memorable day of your life. Well, maybe until you get to hold your mini you or your mini hubby for the first time.
Anyways, our focus here is on The Wedding Day. There is so much I could say about weddings but I would like to remind you of certain things that could make your wedding day more memorable for you especially as a Nigerian.
Getting married is something most ladies wish for. It is a thing of joy that you have found that special someone with whom you are willing to settle down with and spend the rest of your life with, in “quarrels” and in peace. O! In case you didn’t know, there must always be quarrels, because you and your partner are imperfectly-perfectly matched and from two different backgrounds. Anyways, I am not here to discuss marriage, just a little fact I thought to share. But you can get marriage advice on other Palm Chat blogs like Singles and Married, Heart Solutions et al.
So, back to the koko of the matter. “What Makes Your Wedding Day More Memorable?”
#1. YOUR WEDDING DRESS:
One sure thing that would make you smile when remembering how your wedding day went is how you looked on your wedding day. How satisfied you are with your wedding dress could make you really happy and confident. Your wedding dress gives you that confidence to walk down that aisle happy, satisfied and bold enough to meet the man of your dreams standing right there smiling from the depth of his heart, satisfied that he is getting married to a woman with taste. You would be surprised how that dress bolsters your confidence. So you have to take your time to look for that perfect wedding dress and accessories that would make you blush when you look back at how beautiful you looked.
#2. YOUR BRIDAL LINGERIE:
Pick out a bridal lingerie set that will show your hubby your personality and choice of style. You will be hugging and embracing a lot of people and you will be moving around a lot so you need to be comfortable enough in moving in them. You can search online for different choices to select from, there are loads and lots of them… trust me!!!
#3. BEST PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHY:
The best way to make and keep your memories alive is when you get the services of a very good photographer and videographer that is trusted. It is one of the most important thing to you and your hubby, without this your wedding could be easily forgotten because there’s no picture or video to keep for remembrance sake.
#4. YOUR MAKE UP.
But of course, your wedding dress does not do all the work of dazzling your hubby and attendees. If you’re not satisfied with your makeup, your confidence level drops. You have to get a good make up artist and make sure to do a make up trial before the “D- Day” so that you can look your hubby in the eyes while he looks you in yours as you both say “I DO.”
#5. UNIQUE WEDDING INVITES:
Wedding invites are sent to the most special people of your wedding, but just to make it different, there are things that you can do to make it stand out. Try adding some personal touches to your invites like adding pictures of you and the friend you are inviting, or add some artistic touches with the use of graphic images. Just make it look unique and cool from the norm.
#6. YOUR DJ AND MC.
Hmm, trust me ladies, these are very, very important people at your wedding. I don’t know how else to emphasize the “very,” but your Dj and MC could make or spoil your wedding day. You don’t want to have a DJ that would bore the life out of your guests with boring old songs and an MC cracking stale, dry jokes. Note: there is a big difference between an MC and a comedian. Very rarely are they both. Where you do find a talented MC that’s funny enough to be called a comedian, praises be to… whatever it is you worship.
#7. YOUR WEDDING ENTRANCE.
OMG! If there is one thing I can’t forget about my wedding day, it is my wedding entrance. In fact whenever I hear the song “Eminado” by Tiwa Savage i can’t help remembering how I rocked the dance floor. We had this dance routine with our bride’s maids and Grooms men that got people screaming. Recently, I ran into three of my old colleagues who were at my wedding and they kept reminding me about my wedding entrance and how they intend doing same on their wedding day. So, it is obvious my wedding entrance lingers on in their memory.
#8. FOOD! FOOD!! FOOD!!!
Yummy, (licking my tongue) this is the part I won’t forget in a hurry, especially the jollof & fried rice. I even had to request for take away in my own wedding because of it’s delicious taste, if I couldn’t resist why should you not include this in yours.. abeg jaree!!!
The truth is that one of the many reasons we all go to weddings is to eat, drink and check out the bride’s dress. I doubt that most of us would be happy leaving a wedding occasion without having something to eat, especially our party jollof rice. Trust me, most people would not fail to forget if the food did not get to them at your wedding.
#9. DECORATIONS AND COLORS.
Another memorable thing about weddings is definitely wedding decorations. Do you know that your colors and decorations can have an effect on your mood? You don’t want to use boring color combinations that would dampen your spirit as well as your guests. Simple primary decorations can go a long way, and have your guests raving. So keep your decorations simple and yet beautiful. I know this could be difficult for our Nigerian brides. But remember that some parents would be accompanied by their kids, so your decorator has to make sure that there are no breakable decors lying about.