Browsing Month January, 2014

Ask AANW: How Do I Enforce an Adult Only Nigerian Wedding?

By at January 12, 2014 | 2:01 pm | 1 Comments

Hi AANW, I am having a bit of an issue. I recently sent out my RSVP for my upcoming wedding and made sure I indicated it was an adult-only wedding. However, I am getting some responses back and people are RSVPing their little kids. I am aware that it's hard to enforce such in a Nigerian setting but I must for cost and order reasons. This is what we want on our big day.

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The Truth About Day-Of Wedding Planners a.k.a Wedding Coordinators

By at January 12, 2014 | 1:06 pm | 0 Comment

If you thought that "Are you hiring a wedding planner?" was a "Yes" or "No" question, think again. There is a happy medium between hiring a full-service planner and winging it all on your own, and that is the day-of coordinator. An often poorly understood concept, the day-of coordinator can be a life saver for couples who don't have the budget for a full-service

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Ace Your Wedding Vows in 7 Easy Steps

By at January 7, 2014 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

It's always a nice touch when couples write their own vows. It's the best way to bring you and your fiance's personalities into your wedding ceremony, and a sure-fire way to engage the audience, whether they are left crying or laughing. Expressing your love on paper may seem daunting, but it's easier than you'd think. Let us count the ways... 1. Begin

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Conversations You Must Have About Your Venue Before Your Big Day

By at January 7, 2014 | 11:21 am | 0 Comment

Earlier, we covered conversations you must have with your photographer before your big day. If you haven't read that, you can find it here: Today, we'll cover the conversations you must have with your venue vendor before your big day! 1. Are you licensed

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Wedding Planning: 10 Things Brides Forget To Do

By at January 5, 2014 | 8:39 pm | 0 Comment

As the big day approaches, many brides tend to forget some fairly important things to do. We'll be sharing the most common tasks that brides forget entirely or postpone to the last minute. 1. Bring your marriage license: An important part of making it ‘official!’ Check with the jurisdiction where your ceremony will take place about any deadlines for applying

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Ask AANW: I Want Everyone Attending My Wedding To Surrender Their Smartphones…..

By at January 3, 2014 | 11:59 am | 0 Comment

Hi AANW, Happy new year! I am getting married in July and already started the planning process. On my big day, I want anyone attending to surrender their phones, ipads, or any other device they might use to capture or update social media sites on the day of. Before anyone starts judging, i have my reasons. First, I want all the attention on me (call me a diva if you

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Conversations You Must Have With Your Photographer Before The Big Day

By at January 3, 2014 | 11:02 am | 1 Comments

Are you planning a wedding and narrowed down your list of photographers for your big day? Before you part with any of your hard-earned cash, make sure you ask your wedding photographer these essential questions. Image credit: Jenny Demarco 1. Will you be my photographer on the day? Some companies have lots of photographers on their books, so make sure the person

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12 Wedding ‘Rules’ Every Bride Should Feel Free to Break

By at January 2, 2014 | 9:36 pm | 1 Comments

One year ago today, my fiance and I got engaged, and I remember that for a few hours after, we didn't tell anyone. We wanted to enjoy the glow on our own. In retrospect, I actually wish I'd taken even more time to keep the news to ourselves. Because it seems like as soon as one person knows, the advice (solicited or not) starts rollin' in -- from wedding magazines to

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Ask AANW: Is it Ok to Start Planning My Wedding Before Announcing My Engagement?

By at January 2, 2014 | 9:22 pm | 0 Comment

Question: My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years and he recently proposed! I would like to start planning my wedding before I give out any details on my big day out. I am not a private person per say but I have seen what can come out of having too many cooks in the kitchen (if you know what I mean). Am I being selfish? -Uzo Hi Uzo, Congrats on the

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