Marriage refers to the relationship, the long term sharing of two lives, that life-time experience. Wedding refers to the specific ceremony that unites two people in marriage that one-day event.
Would you prefer a fantastic wedding and a marriage full of financial frustration?
On the other hand, would you prefer a moderately priced wedding and a marriage where there is so much money to spend after buying the necessary items.
As an African thinker, I figured that the poverty in our society is induced by our insistence on impressing people that don’t care whether we exist or die.
My generation should consider the following:
1. At least 60% of attendees of Nigerian weddings are unknown to the couple. Guests wouldn’t even recognize couples on the street after the wedding, because there is no connection beyond the food and drinks.
2. Lower class and middle class weddings in Nigeria are largely financed by the entire savings of couples who must have worked for long hours with meager income for a period of three to five years and left to start their lives from scratch after this one-day event.
3. Our weddings are conducted under the impression that guest would present quality gifts to couples, but in end the, couples get plastics and kitchen utensils as if their entire life would be spent in the kitchen.
4. The society and family members can afford to sponsor the supply of drinks and food at weddings rather than sponsor business ideas that can sustain marriages of a couples for a lifetime.
5. We can put an end to financial frustration in marriages and domestic violence if the monies spent during weddings are diverted to help couples comfortably start their lives.
Don’t let anyone put you under pressure! Anyone who insists on an elaborate wedding should provide the money.
‘Aso Ebi’ is not compulsory!
What do you think???