Before now, we’ve had regular weddings with nice decor, asoebi and small chops! But these days, you’ll agree with me that weddings are so much more than they used to be. They have become more of a jamboree for lack of a better word. You have people who’s major concern isn’t the marriage itself but overdoing the previous best wedding.
It’s a brutal world out there guys!
They didn’t just stop there. To make matter worse, they have stepped it a notch with themed weddings which are usually preceeded by themed bridal showers/hen nights/pre-wedding dinners. It’s a long cycle of events that cost money.
Now, I’m not totally against that although I think all that money can be saved by doing a destination wedding but what do I know? If people want to have themed weddings, let them be!
So, what exactly is this new phenomenon of themed weddings?
Why are our regular weddings no longer it?
Just like the name implies, it’s a wedding with a theme or a unique idea. Just like we have bride and groom colours here in Nigeria, themed weddings are a bit more complex than that and it takes a lot of planning and creativity to get it right.
The idea is to have a memorable day that you and your guests wouldn’t forget in a long time.
Now, the great thing about themed weddings is that they can be done on a budget. A mean, I know a bookish friend of mine whose wedding theme was books. So from their souvenirs to their decor, it was all based on their favourite books. The great thing about that is that they didn’t have to drill in a hole in their pockets to achieve the themed wedding of their dreams.
So, no you don’t have to splurge on them if you don’t want to. It can also be as unique and simple as possible.
But why should you even consider themed weddings in the first place?
- It sets you apart. Yes, you want people to remember your wedding for good reasons but I think we’ve gone past gauging weddings by the amount spent. Having a themed wedding sets you distinctly apart. It has the capacity to evoke fond memories if done right.
- You can get away with having an affordable wedding. With a themed wedding, the focus is shifted from the flamboyance or lack thereof to the creativity involved. If you’re smart, you can still get the best wedding on a budget.
- They are also relatively easier to execute. Compared to not having a theme at all. with a themed wedding, you could just order your supplies from Greetings World and you’re good to go. You don’t have to think about what works and what doesn’t because it’s a whole package and nothing is left out.
- You have the creative license to go all out. For the creatives amongst us, this is probably a walk in the park for them. Their wedding might just be one of their many projects.
I don’t know about you but I think the idea of a themed wedding doesn’t sound so bad afterall. Don’t forget to reach out to Greetings World for your wedding supplies.