Here are some tips, of the top of my head, that we should think about when planning to attend as a guest.
- No Asoebi, No glory. If you can manage to get the asoebi, that’s fine. Because that may determine your stand and how well you will be able to go to the vendors for food. My usual plan is to wear the color of the asoebi if I don’t have money for it. I can’t come and go and die.
- Don’t Skip the church. Stop eyeing me as if this is bad advice I’m giving. I know most Nigerians don’t go to church except for relatives. And then some people will put their church service in Ajah and reception in Festac. But why can’t you try to just add small to church crowd. Well, in my own wedding. There will be special pass in church that will give you access to the reception.
- Come early. I know you want to be a slay queen. And be fashionably late. But what shall it profit you, to walk in like Beyoncé and not have a seat like Meek Mill. Try to hurry your makeup artist. You are not the bride.
- Eat before coming. I don’t even know but I think this is the most important. Nigerian weddings are filled with food. And the average one will set aside almost 1 million Naira for food alone. But by the time iya iyawo would have served all her friends, slay Queen Ella will be frowning with hunger. Be wise.
- Remember you are here for the couple: Through thick and thin, small chops or no small chops, you are here to please the couple. Most of the time , whatever happens during the wedding ceremony is not their fault. It is their marriage. But their family’s wedding. Drop your gift and wish them well. Kindly leave the bad belle at home!
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