Eight Wedding Mistakes You Should Avoid In Nigeria

8 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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-- Online (m) at 28-11-2011 11:21AM

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WHEN planning for your wedding, you will be bombarded with a lot of suggestions and pieces of advice from people around you. While some may be useful, others may not. The following  are mistakes you should avoid when planning for your wedding.

•Wasting money
The wedding industry is  vast becoming a lucrative industry. So, while there is a lot of good suggestions out there, there is also advice from people who will profit from it. Be careful that you are not spending money where you do not need to – whether it is being talked into a more expensive wedding dress, or hiring a limousine especially if your wedding and reception are at the same location. Make sure you know your budget, what is important to you and what is not.

•Forgetting what a wedding really is
The wedding ceremony is the main event – the reception is just a celebration of it. The most important aspect of it which you should make sure you put enough thought into are the music, Bible or Quranic readings, and vows that will make your wedding ceremony memorable.

•Not knowing the Master of  Ceremonies (MC)
There are two people whose persona-lities are almost as important as the couple getting married  they are the MC and the DJ or band leader.) Let's face it, if both are boring and dry, your wedding ceremony is going to be boring and dry. Also if your DJ is not creative, you may regret hiring him at the end of the day. Make sure that your personalities mesh well with these people so that you can enjoy your day.

•Thinking it could never rain on your wedding day
So many couples forget to plan for things that may go wrong. If you are having an outdoor wedding, make sure that you have an alternate location in case of rain or make a standby provision for canopy. Give a trusted person a list of vendors, phone numbers, and expected time of arrival so that you won't be caught 10 minutes before the wedding without the bouquets.    

•Forgetting the meaning of the word "budget"
You started off well, figuring how much you could save, how much parents would give and what you already had in your bank account. But you discovered that you had spent twice what you budgeted for apparel on shoes alone, and the caterers laughed at you when you told them the food budget.
At this point, a lot of couples would just throw costs out of the window, and wind up starting a new life together with debts on their neck. Instead, use the budget as a tool to figure out what you can cut out of your spendings, what you can save and where other income might come from. Not only will budgeting help you afford your wedding,  it is an important skill  you will need for a successful married life.

•Getting drunk the night before the wedding
The fact that your bachelor's eve is scheduled the night before your wedding does not mean you have to wake up with a headache, puffy skin, fuzzy head, or worse, an upset stomach. So,  do yourself a favour, skip drinking the night before.

•Not involving your better  half
Wed-ding planning can and should be the domain of both people, rather than just  assuming the bride  would take care of everything and that is the reason you need to set aside a regular weekly meeting time to talk about new ideas and set wedding-related goals for the following week.

•Losing Perspective
Do not forget to keep your eye on what is really important to you. Do not get bogged down in so many small details that you do not have enough time for  what is really important. If something goes wrong, try your best to take deep breaths and think about the big picture. Above all, keep your sense of humour!

-- rayOFsunshine (f) at 28-11-2011 11:29AM
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Thanks for this poster
pls can you just stick it up there so that it doesnt go down to the next page
the tips contained here are very important.
thanks again
-- onyiis (f) at 28-11-2011 11:31AM
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-- Mercies (f) at 28-11-2011 03:15PM
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nice one
-- sophiebaby (f) at 28-11-2011 03:23PM
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poster pls..nice tips..but dont spoil my bizness..cos Am a Wedding planner.. Cheesy

-- rayOFsunshine (f) at 28-11-2011 03:47PM
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madam wedding planner
-- sophiebaby (f) at 28-11-2011 03:48PM
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-- rayOFsunshine (f) at 28-11-2011 03:54PM
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-- DAlfred (m) at 28-11-2011 07:00PM
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God is Great in all things
-- kebella (f) at 28-11-2011 07:08PM
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-- akinwande42011 (m) at 28-11-2011 07:20PM
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-- Muzzing (m) at 28-11-2011 07:29PM
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-- Lekan22 (m) at 28-11-2011 09:11PM
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-- toibeli (m) at 28-11-2011 09:30PM
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-- Youngstoriez (m) at 28-11-2011 09:31PM
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-- proly (f) at 28-11-2011 09:37PM
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-- Ritaflex (f) at 28-11-2011 10:53PM
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Gd advice , thanks....
-- soup (f) at 29-11-2011 03:24AM
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Quote from: kebella on 28-11-2011 07:08PM
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