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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Wedding Day Thrills : 6 Things I Look Forward to & 3 That I Don't!

Hey guys, I've not posted in a while. Isn't it nice how that screams consistency? Lol jokes. I promise to do better.
I was watching TV the other day and came across this 'It's my wedding' program that showcases all the activities couples go through in prep for their wedding day. I remember being insanely attracted to all the Ovation magazines with wedding pictures when I was way younger.  I was constantly devouring the pictures and you'd think I'd grow up to become a bridal consultant or something close. Life oh Life.
My mantra has always been 'I'm looking forward to my wedding day and not exactly to marriage' but who am I deceiving? Lol.
I think every girl has their wedding fantasy kept somewhere close for easy editing and all so I thought to share some of the reasons I'm looking forward to getting wedded.

•  Pre-wedding shoot : Some years back, this wouldn't have been on the list but with all these beautiful and also hilarious pictures that have been surfacing online, I'm patiently looking forward to mine. You see why I said our wedding fantasies are kept close for easy editing?

•  Bridal Shower : I know this isn't on most people's list and it's written in pencil on mine too but I think bridal showers are fun so I wouldn't mind having one.

•  Throwing of Bouquet : I've not been to a wedding ceremony in ages but do they still do it? I hope so because I want to throw my bouquet and see the struggle to catch it. Hahaha

•  Dress, Makeup : I'm not big on makeup but did you guys see the picture of that Nigerian bride who went all natural on her wedding day? I think she's the MVP. I'm not being vain but I intend to look a billion dollar and more on my wedding day. Peng, On fleek and everything. I'm still trying to create my wedding dress in my head. I think wearing a colour other than white is cool but you know Nigerians and the way we raise eyebrows and jump into conclusions so white it is for me.

•  The dance floor : Ah, I intend to scatter the dance floor. Is it possible to get shy when it's time to dance on your wedding day? If it is then I come against such spirits and forces. I'm not particularly a good dancer but I plan to dig it that day.

•  Writing toasts : All those cute toasts the couple write to each other? I'm eager to see what I would come up with. Hopefully something cute, creative and original. Do people really ask others to write theirs for them?

Are we together on all this? What are you looking forward to? What did you look forward to?

Just for laughs, I'm definitely not looking forward to the following
•  The anxiety : I've heard stories of how brides are unable to sleep on their wedding eve. All the fuss and worry about if the wedding dress still fits and if the caterer wouldn't sly and all. I think this is pretty normal but I'm not looking forward to it.
•  Sudden trust issues : You know the 'That time I offended bae, what if he hasn't really forgiven me and plans to pay back by not showing up', 'Does he really love me?', 'What if nobody shows up?' 'What if the rings get misplaced?'. The endless what ifs. Sigh
•  The part where the minister uses the 'If you're against this union' line. I heard some churches don't do this anymore and while I think it's necessary, I don't like the goosebumps that'd come with it.
      That sums it up for me guys! (I know wedding is for a day and marriage is forever)
What and what are you looking forward to?
What and what aren't you looking forward to? Share with me please.
If you've said the big yes,what did you look forward to and what didn't you look forward to? Let's discuss!

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48 comments:

  1. Yessss I love everything about weddings. You should watch the Lokkos Wedding on Youtube, so beautiful. Haha , I told my mum that recently. That I can't wait for my wedding but I'm in no hurry to get married. Yes, that's one thing I'm really afraid of. Getting cold feet or second thoughts *shivers*. Great post Laitan! xx

    cocobellablog.com

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    1. Demilade, thank youu
      I think there's
      this stage of
      our lives where
      wedding is all
      we care about.
      I'm there right now
      and I'm enjoying
      it.

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    1. Thanks for
      visiting.
      Please do come
      back

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  3. The reverse was the case for me. i looked forward to the marriage and not so much he wedding. Couldn't be bothered honestly. Got my dress like a month before. Plus I'm not a fan of dancing, so I didn't look forward to that so much. Lol. Wedding fever must be in the air - I have like three wedding posts planned!

    www.KacheeTee.com || Follow me on Bloglovin'!
    6 Love Lessons Learnt from my Wedding Ring


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    1. Lool, I feel you
      Kachee. I'm waiting
      on them!

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  4. Lool I totally enjoyed this article!
    I am obsessed with weddings
    So obsessed
    I cannot remember the time I watched clips of one on BellaNaija or some other site and didn't feel my heart get heavy and my eyes get watery
    I love love and I can't wait till my prince charming brings my dreams to reality ☺��

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    1. Thank you!
      What's there not
      to love about
      them? Thanks for
      reading

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  5. I love this. Hilarious pre-wedding shoots indeed. I'm not sure about pre-wedding shoots and all I think about is marriage not the wedding. I could try the all-natural look for the wedding if my skin issues are totally gone, that's my only problem. But I do love make-up so maybe makeup for the engagement. But wait o, are wedding bells in the air? This one you're talking about it.

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    1. Lool. Wedding bells?
      Not at all. The tv
      show just inspired
      this post. When
      wedding bells start
      ringing, I'm pretty
      sure all that
      would be in my
      head is marriage.
      But till then,idk.
      Thanks for reading
      dear

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  6. Interesting post, Olaa!
    I can't even remember what I looked forward to prior to my wedding. Lol
    It's a beautiful day. Just don't prepare for for it more than you prepare for the real deal- the marriage.
    Lol at you intend to scatter the dance floor. I was kind of shy on mine. My bridesmaid kept saying, "dance! dance!"

    PreciousCore.com

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    1. Lool. I wouldn't dare.
      Yes, I remember reading
      something about it
      on your blog.
      Thank you πŸ’“

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  7. First of all I lovee your theme, to be honest, this whole list is so me. I love to dance so I can't wait to scatter that dance floor, then I would also love to sing for my husband that day.lol talking about the anxiety and all the other stuff, I really think it's inevitable, I also realised that most brides lose their voices before the big day, I can do see myself doing that.This was an amazing postπŸ‘πŸ‘

    www.portableisthenewhot.blogspot.com

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    1. Really? I'm
      thinking of changing
      it. Now you know
      there's a list.
      Thank you dear

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  8. Great post,i totally love your blog
    Wasn't looking forward to anything except my outfit but all turned out beautiful
    i couldn't dance cos i was shy and i honestly don't know how to dance too.
    Wish u goodluck and make sure we are invited for yours

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    1. Ah, I'm not getting
      married anytime soon
      oh. And first time
      visitor yaay! Please
      stick around. Thank
      youu

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  9. Hahaha..Interesting post pretty, but the funniest thing is that when the time comes, everything will work out fine, just don't plan above your budget and have fun and then pray and prepare for the real deal...Marriage!Well done.


    www.tessyonyia.com

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    1. Yes! And that time
      for me is not near.
      Lol, I'm just
      daydreaming.
      Thanks Tessy

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  10. Wait oh what happens at the part of "if anyone is against this union..." and someone stands up??
    I love your post btw,got me thinking at every paragraph, great work! and more grease����

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    1. Some things are
      better not
      imagined oh.
      Thank you
      Thank youu.

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  11. I just came back from Zambia , went for my best friend's wedding and it was lovely . It made me start dreaming about my own in the near future. What I look forward to is just being the diva for the day as usual lol and enjoying with my family. I dont look forward to the planning. My friend was super stressed though in the end it was worth it. Loved reading this post.x

    www.stephylately.com

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    1. Heyy Steph. I'm with
      you on not looking
      forward to the planning.
      Too much stress. Thank
      youu for swinging
      by.

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  12. Aww, dear friend this is beautiful... I kept on grinning as I read on, at some point I didn't even think I could go on ����

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    1. Baby girl, thank
      youuπŸ’—πŸ’—

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  13. To be honest, I have no fantasies. I'll probably just go along with whatever bae and/or my mum want. (mum doesn't approve of this plan though.)

    Mira La belle blog

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  14. Lol...interesting! Funny enough I did a post,giving advice to brides-to-be on some of the fears mentioned here. I know I couldn't sleep, the night before my wedding. There is always a rollercoaster of feelings you would experience. Apprehension,fear,excitement,hunger yet loss of appetite and more.Lol...don't worry. It ends well. http://www.bubusboulevard.com/my-advice-to-intended-brides-on-weddings/

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    1. Lol but I'm not
      a bride to be..
      Not anytime soon
      but thank God I
      have that link
      to visit when the
      time comes.
      Thanks for sharing

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  15. Oh weddings, is it weird that am nervous already without any potential bae πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ your list is funny and great, one thing am really looking forward to is the dance

    https://funkeolotu.com

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    1. Bae or no bae,
      the feeling
      isn't weird..
      Thanks dear

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  16. I enjoyed this post dear! Everyone seems to be talking about weddings these days. God thing, yeah? Lol.

    I am not VERY particular about what I want, but I dream of my groom singing for me on my wedding day. *blushes*
    Heart Rays 

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    1. Aww, that's definitely
      a good one.
      Nice to see you
      on here again
      Amaka. πŸ’–

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  17. This cracked me up- "You know the 'That time I offended bae, what if he hasn't really forgiven me and plans to pay back by not showing up" Lol

    Wedding ceremonies are always fun. :-)

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    1. Lool, I don't
      know why it's
      not funny to me.
      It's so scary!
      Thanks Nedoux

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  18. Pre wedding shots.... I cannot get tired of seeing them ��

    Really nice and funny post.

    www.yvonnyblog.wordpress.com

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  19. Lol. Our time will come and God will make it beautiful!

    www.emetesmind.blogspot.com

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  20. This part made me laugh- "You know the 'That time I offended bae, what if he hasn't really forgiven me and plans to pay back by not showing up", very funny. I love this post. This is my first time visiting this blog and i totally love it.
    www.memoirsofagreatlady.com

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    1. Aww, thank you, thank
      you. I hope to see
      you again. xxxx

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  21. I forgot to add that I personally look forward to the marriage more than the wedding. I do not like weddings particularly Nigerian Weddings; there are too many serenren involved. I just want a quiet peaceful ceremony.

    wwww.memoirsofagreat.com

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    1. I guess the Me
      that looks forward
      to the wedding more
      is a phase I'd soon
      pass. Too much
      senrenren oh!

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  22. Lol. Nice one. I imagine my wedding day and marriage almost everyday.

    www.liveinibadan.blogspot.com

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  23. When I was little, I went for a wedding with an older relative. the officiating Minister started the "If you are against the marriage..." sermon, and I thought it was cute to stand up just for fun. I'm glad I didn't because the stare I received from the big aunt next to me was that of "I know what you're thinking and if you try it..." hahaha...

    I look forward to that day too.

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  24. I really loved the post laitan. I'm looking forward to marriage o,not really the wedding. I think it will be too much stress and too much noise.

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  25. I really loved the post laitan. I'm looking forward to marriage o,not really the wedding. I think it will be too much stress and too much noise.

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