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Ask AANW: American vs Nigerian Rehearsal Dinner

By at June 9, 2014 | 9:06 am | 0 Comment

Hi AANW, My wedding is Sept 2014. I am an American woman marrying a first generation America born Nigerian man. His parents live in Nigeria and I have never met them before. We are having our wedding in the U.S. My fiancé, myself, and my parents are paying for the cost of the wedding ceremony and the reception. My fiancé even bought his father a tux for the wedding.

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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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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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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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Ask AANW: Is This Arrangement (Order of Wedding Events) Wrong?

By at November 6, 2013 | 7:50 pm | 0 Comment

Question: I will be getting married next month. I intend having the church wedding first in the morning, before proceeding for the engagement ceremony/ reception immediately after. But my challenge is that people are raising eyebrows to the arrangement. They feel it's usually the other way round. Though i know, but i chose this arrangement because i find engagement

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Ask AANW: Court Wedding, Traditional Marriage/Reception

By at August 26, 2013 | 7:03 pm | 0 Comment

Question: Is it possible to hold all on the same day? Do i need to add the names of my Committee of Friends to my programme? -Joy Hi, Thank you for contacting us and congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! As regards your question, it is possible but be prepared to be stressed out, late to one or more of the ceremonies (for reasons such as traffic, tardiness

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Ask AANW: I Need Help With My Wedding Color Combination

By at June 17, 2013 | 7:09 pm | 0 Comment

Question: I am preparing for my marriage ceremony in two months. I just can't place my hands on a beautiful colour combination,please I need your help. --Yvonne Hi, Congratulations for the upcoming nuptials!! I totally know how you feel: so many colors to choose from but which is the perfect color for my wedding. Don't worry, a lot of brides face this and

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Ask AANW: Is It ok for the best man to be taller than the groom?

By at September 13, 2012 | 7:59 am | 0 Comment

Question: I and my fiance will be getting married soon but the person he wants use as his best man is his best friend and he is taller than the groom, is it ok? --Chiamaka   Hi Chiamaka, Thanks for reaching out to us. There's definitely nothing wrong with having a best man towering over your groom. However, people might focus on him and his height on

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Ask AANW: Is There Anything Wrong With Having A Long Engagement?

By at March 12, 2012 | 12:37 pm | 2 Comments

Question: My boyfriend just proposed but we have already discussed that we don't want to have the wedding for another two years is there something against having a long engagement. -- Olu   Congrats on your engagement!!! He loved it and he put a ring on it!!! :) So back to question at hand. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a long engagement.

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Ask AANW: Is Bridal Train A Necessity?

By at February 26, 2012 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

Question: Please is a bridal train a must. I would really like to keep it simple with just the best-man and chief-bridesmaid. Will this be weird? Thanks -- Tope   Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!!! To answer your question, you do not need to have a large train. A simple train like you described is perfectly fine and not weird. Many a times, people

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Ask AANW: Help! I’m confused on which to throw: Bridal shower, bachelorette party, engagement party or B&G party

By at February 20, 2012 | 6:09 pm | 0 Comment

Question: I am super excited! My bestie is getting married in 3 months and I want to throw her a party. I wish I could have all three parties (bridal shower, engagement party, bachelorette party and B&G party) but I can't afford it mehn :( My money no long reach that one now. So here's my question: Which do you suggest I throw? I thought about bridal shower

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Ask AANW: What Do You Do When Your Venue Would NOT Let You Have Extended Hours?

By at February 15, 2012 | 11:53 pm | 0 Comment

Question: What do you do when your venue does NOT let you have extended hours that go with Nigerian celebrations? -- Hope     Well, this is one of the items you hopefully discussed with the venue managers prior to booking the venue and signing a contract. Always always discuss time when it comes to venue. This is just one of the many things to

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