If you are thinking of planning a Nigerian-themed wedding, then you had better settle down here and see the things you should be expecting on your big day.
Nigerians are by default, interesting sets of people that you honestly cannot get enough of. They are kind, humorous and loving people who know how to enjoy life and enjoy it to the fullest. Weddings are a major highlight of our existence as we find it difficult to stay put without creating a joyous occasion where everyone celebrates.
If you are a Nigerian who live home, you will be able to relate with some of the things that will be mentioned here. No matter the situation, we are always proud of our nationality and give kudos to ourselves when we see other people 'slacking' in areas that we dare not carry last.
There are certain things that are exclusive to us in this part of the world. These things have become our ways of life and are considered to be part of the things that make us. Before we delve into the things you are bound to see at your wedding if you invite basically Nigerians, we would give you a word of warning.
Please, if you know you are not ready for any form of drama, keep your wedding party to yourself. Do not bother inviting anyone or better still, make it an indoor thing without neighbours knowing what you are up to. But if you cannot take this option, abeg, let us help you make your wedding party a beautiful one.
Find below some of the things Nigerians will definitely do at your wedding:
1. Spray money
Do not think we are hungry people that depend on your wedding party for any thing. As a matter of fact, we love spending big when we attend parties as we cannot help displaying and letting people know that we are the real deal.
We bring in money in suitcases and Ghana-must-go bags. If there are competitors who want to show off for one reason or the other, we show them we are mouthed.
To that effect, Nigerians will show up looking all glam at your wedding and spray you so much money you will physically have to step on the notes.
And in cases where your rich guests are dons, they may come with a money sprayer or throw you the notes in packs. Yes, we are bad like that!
2. Compete with other guests
Nigerians simply cannot keep calm at parties. You will notice people whose main objective is to outshine you as the celebrant with the clothes they wear.
Wedding parties particularly are not the kind of event you dress shabbily to. People put on a 'you cannot be as fine as me' attitude and make sure they rock your party for you.
Also, you will have a hard time driving people away as some people would have made up their minds to spend the entire day with you. Wanna know why? It is time to repay you for attending other people's parties and staying till the event is over.
3. Hustle for food and souvenirs
Honestly, we have food in our houses! But as much as we want to celebrate with you, do not bother bringing us out of our houses if you are hell bent on starving us.
The food served at parties have a unique taste and that is why we will always strive to have party jollof-rice. If you attend a Nigerian party and do not taste the food served, you have not been to the party.
Another thing that may disorient you wherever you sit as the host is the struggle for souvenirs. Even the 'tush' people around have a way of demanding for souvenirs from the sharers.
It does not matter whether you are sharing plastic buckets or ceramic cups, we simply want something to remember the couples with.
4. Dance like there is no tomorrow
Do you know how many things Nigerians face and put up with everyday? We bet you don't! A party is the perfect time to do exercise, get rid of stress, unwind, catch up and get new ideas. Nigerians simply dance away their sorrows and live for the moment at parties.
Depending on how coordinated your event is, you will meet people who will cheer you up with their dance steps and become the Michael Jackson of the occasion.
If you want to remain the main focus of the party, then watch out for people like that if you do not want them to steal your show.