Getweded Magazine’s maiden edition has tons of wedding ideas and planning tips to help you plan a wedding that totally matches your personal style. With this maiden edition of what is set to be a game changer, we do hope the contents – articles, inspirations et. al. contained in this magazine brings you many steps closer to enjoying your time from before your ‘Will you/Yes, I will’ moment to achieving your perfect ‘Do you/Yes I do’ day.
We have outlined a summary of some of what the magazine entails! You should download and enjoy it!
Beautiful Wedding Story of Louisa x Dele
A ‘west meet east’ wedding, crossing cultures and national geographies to hold on to a life time of love, joy and the other nouns we look at when naming the best things in life. Their story is indeed a very inspiring story.
Getweded: What major culture differences did you both have to deal with while you were still engaged?
Dele: You can’t underestimate how much culture shapes your personality and expectations. I was born and raised in Nigeria, whilst Louisa was born in Uganda but raised in the UK. So ultimately, we have three very different cultures to accommodate. These cultures inﬂuence the big and small things from food choices, to the type of programmes we like to watch, and ultimately how we plan and organise our household.
How to Plan Your Honeymoon in One Month (by Getweded)
Ok, so, he has popped the question, the wedding bells have been rung, and you’ve said ‘I do’ and now, it’s time for you both to be whisked away to your fairytale land for honeymoon, except, there’s no whisking away to anywhere, because you didn’t plan on time. Amidst the bustle and excitement of wedding planning, you forgot to plan the honeymoon, and now, you are out of time to find that perfect place and apply for the visa. Don’t worry, we are here to the rescue.
Find below a few tips on planning the perfect honeymoon, in less than a month.
Many people don’t immediately think of our home country, when they think of a romantic honeymoon getaway, but you’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover, when you open your mind to the possibilities. You get all the fun, without spending as much, and you can be off on a moment’s notice.
Some really nice honeymoon places you can find in Nigeria are:
- Epe Resort & Spa
- La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
- Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
2. Visit Visa Free Countries
If you are out of time but would still like to visit other beautiful countries, consider these countries where you do not need a visa to go.
9-12 Months Wedding Calendar (by Getweded)
Just engaged? Starting to envision your wedding? Wondering about all the things you’ll need to do and when? Our month-by-month snapshot of all your wedding to-dos will steer you in the right direction.
9-12 months to your wedding
- Pick your date
- Set your wedding budget
- Determine the number of your guests
- Determine your wedding theme
- Book Venue
- Draw up the bridal crew
8 months to your wedding
- Prepare Guest lists
- Prepare yourself
- The wedding dress!
- Hire a wedding planner
- Hire more Vendors: Décor, photographer…etc
- Inform and meet with the officiant
- Start Planning Honeymoon
Time is Not Your Foe: What a Desire to Pursue a Masters Program Has Taught Me About Marriage (by Kay Ugwuede)
I spent my year at the pre-science program of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa studying and falling in love. Or, at least I thought that was what it was. It was, really, an innocent awakening of hormones and unexplained increased heartbeats in the presence of a strong-jawed, piercing-eyed popular boy who wrote poetry. It quickly dissipated with time.
I’ve asked a number of close friends and social media acquaintances why they want to get married. Besides the rhetoric of companionship, safe and spiritually accurate sex, procreation and the ‘time being just right’, and this in relation to the construct of a time-keeping society, I don’t hear much about being ready – emotionally, mentally, physically, financially – a state of being that materializes with time.
4 Budgeting Tips for New Couples (by Getweded)
Dealing with and managing finances as a couple can be done in different ways. There is no one method that will suit every couple. Some may have joint accounts that work with their budget while some have two separate accounts and budget accordingly while others may prefer to have the same account for expenses they have in common but have separate personal accounts for separate expenses. The most important thing however, in spite of whatever approach you take, is how the money is effectively managed. Below are a few tips to help couples with budgeting:
- Communicate and Budget: To start out, you need to know out where all the money goes. One financial expert suggests that the couple should keep a financial diary (where every transaction will be recorded) for a period of time; say a week or a month. You can also make use of a spreadsheet to track your expenses, to know where the money is going and what amount is spent on what.
- Be informed: Do your research and determine what you want. Whether both of you are privy to finances and what it entails, or either one of you is the financial expert, or neither of you are, doing research will guide in knowing what you want and assist in setting goals and plans for your future regarding finances.
Single and Waiting (by Toye Sobande)
The other day while on a telephone conversation with a young friend of mine I listened to her aunt scream on top of her voice telling her 28 year old niece “being single is not a death sentence, singles need to wait on the Lord, you need to wait and let the Lord lead you to your spouse”.
If you have been within religious circles for a while you have heard this as an admonition or a sermon over and over again. However I just couldn’t get that statement off my mind and I kept asking myself the question; what does it mean to wait on the Lord especially with regards to dating, courtship and the all-important institutional relationship called marriage?
Defining your wedding vision (by Getweded)
Defining your wedding vision is an important first step in the wedding planning process. Luckily, we have 10 questions to help you figure it out. So, let’s get started!
- Emotional/experiential goals: What do you want your wedding experience to be? How do you want your guests to feel at your wedding?
- Wedding Theme: Do you have a theme? Is it classic, vintage or romantic?
- Wedding Date: What season of the year do you want to get married?
- Color Scheme: What colour combinations do you want for your wedding: floral, décor & attires?
Wedding Themes: Guide to choosing your wedding theme (by Getweded)
The most important thing about your wedding theme is that it must reflect your personality as a couple. A good wedding theme must also be able to unite every element of your wedding, including décor, attire, cake, food, flowers, invites and so on. Before choosing your wedding theme, answer these questions:
Choosing your wedding colors (by Getweded)
It is best to choose colours you really love, or can fall in love with, as your primary wedding colour. Then a few other colours that can complement it.
Before you choose a wedding colour,
- Check meaning of the colour you pick, if meanings appeal to you.
- Choose a colour that suits your wedding theme