Planning a Wedding in Lagos: 5 Big Mistakes Couples Make and How To Avoid Them

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Planning a wedding in Lagos can be very challenging. The wedding is one of the unique life experiences you’ll have, and planning is never easy. This is especially true when you’re dealing with a lot of people and venues. Here are 5 big mistakes couples make when planning a wedding in Lagos and how to avoid them.

Planning a Wedding in Lagos and the Mistakes Couples Make

1. Not Hiring a Professional Wedding Planner

We can’t talk about planning a wedding in Lagos without mentioning wedding planners. Weddings are stressful events and planning one will generally leave you frustrated even if you know what to do. The solution to this is getting a professional wedding planner. This person will help you to manage the activities before and during the wedding day. The wedding planner will also help you coordinate the activities of all your other wedding vendors.

This will give you more time to relax and reduce wedding day stress. But, affording a good wedding planner in Lagos isn’t cheap and some brides are tempted to have a friend plan their wedding for them. We don’t recommend you do this because the results are usually not good(except your friend is actually a pro). So hire a professional if you can afford one. If you can’t, you will be better off planning your wedding yourself to your own tastes. Read this article to know how to plan your wedding without a wedding planner.

2. Not Drafting a Wedding Budget

This is one of the first things you should do once you get engaged. Lagos weddings can get very expensive. So, draft a wedding budget to know how much you’ll spend or plan to spend. Some couples start making plans and buying things without making a budget. Then they discover that they have overspent without getting all the necessary items. So draft your wedding budget first. Keep in mind the most important things you need for your wedding, and then plan. Read this article to know how to draft a Nigerian wedding budget.

3. Not Selecting Your Wedding Train Yourself

You should select your bridesmaids and groomsmen yourself. There are so many occasions where members of the bridal train are not chosen by the bride or groom just to please someone. In the first place, you can have a dope wedding without a wedding train or wedding party. But, if you must have one, then they should be the people closest to you or whoever you decide. The wedding train will usually involve your best friends and close family members like siblings and cousins. Make sure you are the one doing the selecting so you can feel relaxed having them around the whole day.

4. Not Getting the Wedding Outfits On Time

You should order your wedding dress, wedding suit, bridesmaids, and groomsmen outfits in advance. Six months at least to prevent stories that touch. This is because even after your order for an outfit, it may still need adjustments and these things eat up time. If your wedding dress is ready 3 days before the wedding and you try it out and see it’s not comfortable, that’s very little time to get it fixed. So make sure you prepare all your outfits on time.

5. Following Wedding Traditions

Wedding traditions are great and you should follow them only if you like them. Yet, they are usually not compulsory. If you don’t want to use a bridal bouquet, feel free to not do so. Want your bridesmaid to wear different styles and colors? Hell yes! The point is, let your wedding be unique and highlight the personalities of both you and your partner. So, as long as you don’t break any laws, plan a wedding you love even if it means scrapping away some wedding traditions.

Avoid These Mistakes When Planning a Wedding in Lagos

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Weddings can be a lot of work so it’s important to take the time early enough to get organized and decide on what you want. By planning early, you’ll be relieving yourself from a lot of stress.

These 5 big mistakes are some we’ve seen couples make when planning a wedding in Lagos and we hope this article helps you to have your dream wedding and enjoy it.

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Hi, I'm Kerry. Photographer here at Ash Robin. I write in my spare time and also enjoy watching anime. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter. Let's chat!