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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Her Wedding Day!

I thought I'd share this story from a slightly older sis of mine. I asked her randomly what the most underwhelming feeling she had ever experienced was and I was not expecting her response. She said "my wedding day and night." I burst out laughing and asked her to explain! Here is her brief synopsis. #Enjoy πŸ˜„

 "I did all the work myself, I took on a major part of the planning to save costs. Major mistake! From the food menu, cakes, the flowers, decor etc… I was fire fighting with vendors and his family over how many guests they could bring even though none of the family members "making noise" contributed a dime. I had to beg and plead and apologise to a million people I didn't offend. By the time the day came, I ended up not having enough time to get my own self ready things were so rushed and we ran super late. I ended up having to just throw my hair up quickly, throw on the ugly wedding dress that my fiancΓ© chose because he didn’t like the dress I wanted. I didn't like my hair, make up or dress so I was pretty much over the day before it even started. He was a complete nightmare when it came to decisions and just seemed unbothered about the details that I guess at the time mattered to me. 
During the reception my now ex-husband got drunk, I was sober, exhausted and suffered major claustrophobia from having 1000 guests I didn't care for. The picture taking and ceremony in general was exhausting. He insisted on staying until the very last guest had left, getting drunker and drunker with the last few drunks who lingered, ignoring my requests to leave.

When we finally got back to the hotel he actually thought I was going to have sex with him. After I declined, he turned on DSTV before he passed out. 
It was our marriage in a nutshell, but of course I wasn’t enlightened enough to see it at the time. So for me, wedding, marriage, extremely underwhelming." It's so interesting how most people I know didn't enjoy their #wedding. These wedding hashtags and photos on insta be telling me otherwise though. Everything always looks "Lit"


Culled from @conniegirlswag Instagram. 

Reading this made me wonder yet again about the things that actually happen beyond the beautifully glazed wedding pictures. The challenges, the disappointments, the fights as a result of differences, the surprises and the tears or laughter. 

Tell us your wedding story. Was it the beautiful dream you'd always had or did things go awry? Was it overwhelming, or did it end up being underwhelming?

For the singles, what kind of wedding do you hope to have?

Me? For my trad I dream of bride price being given and received in my absence. Shey that's the general idea behind igbo traditional marriages?

For the church wedding, no church. Get a minister to come and bless us etc etc etc. 100 guests of less. We dance, they eat. Everybody goes home. We go and start our life. Shikena. 

Boring I know, but something about weddings and wedding frenzy make me panic. 

Now what about you?


  1. No wonder the man is now called. ex-husband. That marriage ended before it started.

    hmmmm!!!! wedding! wedding!! wedding!!!. How many times did I call you. Still hmmmmmm.

  2. The thought of getting married sef scares the hell outta me Thelma, not with all the negative stories we hear everyday.
    I would like a not so loud wedding but trust my mum to triple the guest list (wetin i go do na as the Ada). I am so hiring a wedding planner to take care of everything cos i cannot come and kee myself.

  3. My wedding night was for resting jor...Afterall I have done all the test drive needed...After counting my money,I slept like a baby...TNHW

    1. Lol.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    2. Where do you people even buy the strength to even be counting money?you just said it was for resting Ooo. #Money!

    3. It's money my dear....that strength comes by force by fire...TNHW

  4. Thelma did you say 100?! 😳 Abi you missed one 0 out. 😏

    Because let's even multiply the guests by 0.5
    You 50, him 50. Abeg where would the rest of us fit in o. Please don't play rough play.
    400 is okay 😜

  5. I'd love a loud Trad and an incredibly 'calm' church wedding with less than 100 guests.

    1. My exacts thoughts. If my parents and hubbys parents want a crowd, let them invite them all to the trad. For the white wedding, i don't want it at church. Let the minister come to the reception with about a hundred guests. Shikena. But time will tell sha.

    2. D reverse for me. A low-key trad and a wowza wedding. But sb is mentioning morning mass wedding Hehehehe πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜„ Anyone God and Circumstance permit sha

  6. I want a wedding as quiet and as beautiful as possible. And I will not do anything. Wedding planners are there to simplify my life that day. The fewer the guests, the better. Most times, you won't even know the guests sef.

    Small wedding all the way!!!

  7. Their in-house catering is remarkable. The food was delicious. So many of our guests (including and especially the foodies) have told us it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. The service at New York wedding venues was impeccable but not overly formal.

  8. Arrangements that border on art. Always a carefully focused color palette. The San Francisco Florist purchase their flowers at market the same day, so your arrangements last quite a while. It was a wonderful experience I had with them.


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