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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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An Observer’s Comparison: Nigerian Weddings Vs. British Weddings

By at December 18, 2011 | 7:58 pm | 2 Comments

-- By Hausa Nigerian. Edited and revised for AllAboutNaijaWeddings.com Captivated by the elegance and efficiency of one of the most viewed ceremony this year: the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, it doesn't take much to get the mind wondering about what such a wedding would have been like if the couples were Nigerians. Below are some

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Proposing to your SO at Someone Else’s Wedding Reception

By at December 7, 2011 | 3:01 pm | 6 Comments

Remember our "Planning the perfect proposal" post? If not, you can find it here: http://www.allaboutnaijaweddings.com/2011/planning-the-perfect-proposal-tips-for-any-man/ Well, one thing I omitted in that post was proposal don’ts. I say so because of an incident a friend of mine witnessed that we discussed over the weekend. Surprisingly, I have some friends who

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What are Your Biggest Wedding Day Fears?

By at December 4, 2011 | 3:18 pm | 1 Comments

We all have fears and we know what they are. Like any bride or groom, such fears which sometimes manifest in form of negative thoughts that flash every once in a while before you in the day or at night. I have mine as well, and I'll share them with you in the hopes that you'll do the same with us! I have a fear of someone objecting to the union of me and my fiance

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Who is Responsible for the Expenses: the Bridesmaids or the Bride?

By at December 4, 2011 | 12:43 am | 0 Comment

So your friend selected you to partake in her special day by being more than an attendee: a bridesmaid. If you've ever been in a bridal party before, you know how fast the expenses could stack up. You can potentially go from a 100 bucks to a few hundreds or thousands in no time; from your bridesmaid outfit to aso-ebi, accommodation, beauty and other expenses. If you have

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Wedding Etiquette: Facebook Invite Vs. Traditional Wedding Invitations – What’s Your Take?

By at September 20, 2011 | 6:02 pm | 2 Comments

There's no doubt that social media is embedded in our lives. It has brought about profound changes in how we interact with one another and the world around us. Information sharing is drastically fast with the use of social media tools like Facebook and twitter. One thing I have noticed lately is people using Facebook and social sites as a means to invite people to

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So You Just Got Engaged!! Who Do You Tell First?

By at September 6, 2011 | 12:57 am | 0 Comment

Time to quiz you on your wedding etiquette! Watch out for more like this! Your best friend Your church members Your twitter followers and facebook friends Your co-workers Your family [poll

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Wedding Comments and Remarks: Oh No You Didn’t

By at August 24, 2011 | 12:11 am | 0 Comment

Ever been faced with a wedding comment or remark that was so inappropriate it left you with your mouth wide open? Among the numerous positive and congratulatory comments you'll get for announcing an engagement or getting married, you're bound to hear some plain ol' rude, annoying, irritating and anger inspiring remarks. Be it on purpose or not, chances are you've either

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My Take on the Whole Aso-ebi Custom

By at August 18, 2011 | 11:19 pm | 10 Comments

It would be unfair to assume everyone reading this article knows what aso-ebi is. Hence, for formality sake, let me define what it is.  Aso-ebi (translation: cloth of the family) is used to refer to the outfits made from matching fabric and pattern worn by family members (though it now applies to anyone who can afford one or would like to wear one) at a wedding

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