Before Your Wedding Day: For your pre-wedding-day planning, you need vendors/ wedding service suppliers, and you also need a professional wedding planner and/ or close friends and/or family members to help you plan out the wedding detail, as well as execute the plans.
On Your Wedding Day: For the wedding day coordination, you need an event coordinator or wedding planner or close friends/ family to ensure that everything runs as planned – manage all the vendors, organize things behind the scene so that what the guests would see is nothing short of a fabulous wedding. Whether you plan to hire a wedding planner or not, it’s a good idea to get your hands on our wedding reception planning and coordination checklists below:
- Nigerian Wedding Reception Planning Checklist
- Day of Wedding Coordination Checklist (to Hand Your Trusted Person)
- Checklist for Planning both Traditional and White Wedding on the Same Day
#4. Avoid these Common Wedding Planning Mistakes
One mistake we see many Nigerian brides-to-be (and grooms too) make is that they focus on planning their wedding wears so much that they ignore (or forget) planning for the people who can help them in the pre-wedding planning and day-of wedding coordination. A lot of times, we see such brides being so much stressed out, running helter-skelter around town following up and checking out wedding service suppliers. In most cases, such brides have almost a dozen bridesmaids and groomsmen on their wedding day, who they didn’t care to ask to help out in their wedding preparations. And, the stress of all the doing-everything-alone always shows on their wedding photographs.
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Pre-wedding stress spoils the wedding photos: What’s the point of planning a wedding if you’ll never be able to show off the wedding pictures – just because you were looking stressed and ugly in it. Learn from the mistakes of bridezilla brides and plan early to involve other people in your pre-wedding planning. Wedding planning is not just about shopping for pretty wedding dresses and trad wears.
Know this: if you try to do too many things yourself, and stress too much before your wedding, you are most likely going to look UGLY and stressed in your wedding photos. I don’t want that for you.
Brides Always Forget Some Important Things: Due to the stress of pre-wedding planning activities some brides forget important wedding-day details. So, you need people around to help you keep a tab on things. We’ve seen and heard about couples that forgot to bring their wedding rings to the church/ worship house (for the exchange of vows ceremony). You also need to pack a bridal emergency kit to help you with this.
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