(Closed) Brooklynrocks, Plantains, YSQueen, and all my African ladies, come in!

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Post # 3
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2742 posts
Sugar bee

Ah my sister, you are OYO on some things oh. And I don’t mean Oyo State (ask your Fiance about this!)

To answer your questions in order:

  1. Fiance is taking care of music. I’m a fan of PSquare, Dbanj, Olu Maintain (Yahoozee!) and a few others but Fiance is doing all the music. My mum wants to dance with her people (so they will spray her money) but she wants to do a praise/worship song. FI’s mum will do a Yoruba song more likely. But I am not really into all that. I spent most of my time trolling youtube for Vitamin String Quartet for songs for the ceremony and cocktail hour.
  2. For the food, it’s in a country club so it’s all oyibo food so to speak but I begged to bring Naija food for the cocktail hour becuase, mum was like ‘Ah, what if Nigerians don’t eat their food’ because you know, Salmon and or steak or chicken is so FOREIGN to us 🙁 So, for the cocktail hour, I’m doing meatpies, buns, sausage rolls and PLANTAINS! Yes, plaintains with stewed meat. Absolutely no chin-chin.
  3. I am changing. Undermust! I have so many outfits. We are doing the trad the day before and I have three outfits for that and then the day of, I have aso-oke. You know how much they paid for that thing? I won’t let it sit in a box because after my wedding day, that’s it. So on that day, I shall wear and re-pre-sent! I know my hair will be a mess but by then, who cares? It’s about 2 hours to end of the wedding anyways and I will wear it and those old folks will come and spray money on me. Dollar dollar bills y’all. Oh, and my dress is Pronovias. Enough said. I don’t want any of my friends to come stumbling here and telling me crap about my dress. I remember the last time :

Oh, you know there is another lady marrying an Igbo guy. I thinks she’s ‘FutureMrsE’ or something like that. And please, don’t forget to work on your Fiance so you can blog for the bee. Oh, I’d love love love if you did! Hope this helps.

Post # 4
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hey lady! Nigerian/Liberian over here.

1. Okay you have to play Gongo Aso by 9ice, Bracket- Yori yori, 2 face- African Queen

No one be like you- Psquare, E no easy- Psquare,  I love you- Psquare, J-martins- Good or Bad, Dbanj- fall in love )everybody knows that one) lol.

 

2. I’m not having any African food because its a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. But if I was having one here, I’ll prob have african snacks, chin chin, plantains, meatpie etc..

3. No traditional geles for me lol. We’ll be on the beach. But for your reception you can change to a very chic african style without the scarf.

Post # 5
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bRooklynRocks:

LOL @ your mom “Ah what if Nigerians don’t eat their food.” I know she wants to cater all the jollof rice with moi moi and plantains. African mothers are so funny. You berrah have someone good to count all your money well well lol.

Post # 8
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2742 posts
Sugar bee

@Aubergold: Oyibo = American or really non-African actually. I love the idea of a birdcage veil with African material but truth to tell, it’s very different between you and me though. I grew up there and came here just about college age so I know things that are expected. You on the other hand, have your work cut out for you 🙁 Oh, and

@sweetdee124: had good song suggestions. I love those songs. You should go listen to some on youtube. They are very good.

Post # 10
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Aubergold: Lol fingers crossed for you. If they invite all their “Chief & Mrs” or “Dr. & Mrs” friends you never know. I know if I had a wedding here I would def have at least 150-200 ppl and prob a good chunk of sprayed money but I kept my sanity and decided to take it far away with 30 ppl lol.

Post # 12
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Aubergold: They weren’t in the beginning but once they realized my mind was made up they came on board. We were actually going to elope….and my mom went NUTS and pulled every trick in her book to make me “feel bad.” So 30 ppl was the compromise :0 Even now she still says things like “you know we can still have a big party for EVERYBODY (and their mama) when we come back.”I just say “Sure, or we can go back to plan A and elope” then she shuts up lol.

Post # 15
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Aubergold: OMG!!! How did I miss this thread!!!

Okay here’s my feedback (sorry if it’s long!)

1. PM me your email address and I’ll send you my current African playlist for the wedding. I also have found jazz versions of many of the popular Nigerian songs (PSquare, Dbanj, etc.,) which what I intend to use during cocktail hour and while dinner is being served. During the ceremony, we’ll be playing strictly Christian music.

You can ask but most likely, the Nigerian parents won’t even know the names of the songs they may want to hear. “Sweet Mother” is one of the most popular Nigerian songs of all time. Most of the old school Nigerian music is called “high life”. If you youtube that, several songs will come up.

They way I’m splitting the dancing is to take 45 min – 1 hour for African hip hop, American hip hop, R & B, and Reggae. Then there will be ~30 minutes for old school/high life. Then we’ll switch back to more contemporary music.

2. I can’t blame you for wanting to do all American food. Don’t mind anyone who says they won’t eat. After all, Africans go to regular restaurants and eat, don’t they? If you want to do all American food then so be it. However, African food during cocktail hour is a good compromise.

We’re doing all African food with the exception of the addition of fruit and salad.

3. As you know, we’re changing into traditional attire during the reception. You know I think the fascinator/birdcage in traditional cloth is a wonderful idea. My traditional dress is a little different as I’m not just changing into iro and buba. My suggestion is to choose a dress to your liking and then have it made from the fabric you want to use. My dress will look like this with the mixture of African lace and chiffon (the third dress). However, I’m debating on having another dress made like the first dress.

Post # 16
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Bumping!! Bumping!! Bumping!!

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