Thursday, March 17, 2011

This and That.....

Hey y'all! Been ages it seems.

Been so busy its exhausting. Plus i never knew wedding preparations could be this stressful, o ga!

I was hoping I would still be the normal omotee and everything around me wont be screaming "wedding preparations" but i must have been fooling myself. I was hoping lots of people would gladly make decisions for me (yes, am that clueless) but I answer one question or the other from either my mum or Bubbly's mum. What color do you want for this? what place for that?

Prior to all these prep, I talk to my mum almost everyday and I usually enjoy it, but now, she calls everyday having one info or question or something that I have to attend to. Na wa o!!!!

I have always wondered what an engagement list should contain and wondered what mine would look like. If i list out the things you will laugh ehn, I could not stop laughing myself. 42 tubers of yam, 42 pieces of kola nut, box filled with cloths for the bride, jewelry box, umbrella (this one cracks me up big time), dry fish etc I just laugh! I kept comparing the list to see if my parents were being funny with their own list, turns out mine was way better plus its not my parents decision anyway, its basically our village folks. They even asked for a goat! GOAT!!!! I calmed down when I heard some people ask for cow. Oginni?!?! So far I like the cloths part, Bubbly's mum has a good taste and knows what I like :)

I never knew choosing colours could be this hard. I have been trying to choose colours for our engagement attire, just Bubbly and I. The boy has decided all the colours I know are over used or not fine: blue, purple, wine, red. Please people, this is where y'all come in. ALL SUGGESTIONS on colour schemes are highly needed please! Just help me!

I gladly gave someone the freehand to handle the bridesmaids dresses and all that but she's having problems getting something appropriate because I want "nice, decent, classy and inexpensive". Nice and inexpensive look like they dont belong in the same sentence, its like trying to mix oil and water. I just dont want people spending so much money cos they wanna come for my wedding. She's in UK and i was hoping she would get something nice. I dont have the energy to make trips to lagos to find nice dresses. Neither am I prepared to give anything to any tailor, God forbid!

I am already dreading shopping for my gown. I like to say I like shopping, it just depends on what and when. When I have money and I just come accross stuff I like or might need, its good shopping. But I hate shopping for a particular thing: like looking for a pair of gold sandals to go with my some aso ebi, for some reason all the witches and wizards of my village will make sure i find only tacky and expensive gold sandals at that period. I am hoping they go on break when am ready to shop for my dress. I want something lacy and nice and decent that will at the same time meet the definition of "decent" for my parents church. Sometimes their definition of "decent" amounts to "wear a sack" or "the tackiest dress available".

Something else, suddenly everyone feels qualified and obliged to give us advice on marital issues now. I wonder if anyone of these people ever thought for once that we have had lots of people talk to us before them. Its usually the same advice, just slight variations in words and style. Some people virtually face me and go "You must be very patient and learn to submit...". As in, they just face me alone like the whole thing depends on me. Unfortunately I cant tell them not to bother as I have heard it all or am just plain bored and tired. I have to pretend that am attentive and I am hearing those magic words for the very first time in my life. We have not even started official counselling. I am curious and at the same time wary of what Counselling would entail. Meanwhile, I will answer all the questions honestly and wont be embarrassed by it, if they like, they can keep looking at me with bad eyes till eternity, OYO!

On a random note now:

Its painful to watch TV these days. I am referring to our own local stations. All the presidential and governorship campaign and ads going on now are just so painful to watch. I dont know if its the insincerity oozing out of their mouths or the funny dramas and people they use for the ads.

I especially loathe the one of Goodluck and Sambo playing some sort of soccer and scoring goals. Its just so dumb!!! And some people get paid for that?!?! WTH?! Make that April come and go sef, I don tire.

Gotta go now. I await ur inputs on colours and address and web addresses for anything you come up with please. Thank ya!

Great day y'all!


H said...


This is a good wedding resource. Although several sites have been removed, I've seen their works and I must say it's really good stuff.

Re: wedding colours, use a colour swatch.

For example:

and lastly.
This lady just got married and she gives tips on wedding prep.

Below are two combinations that she has suggested so far.

If there are other concerns, feel free to go through her blog or mail her, she could be a great resource.

Oh, and if u get overwhelmed again...we'd be right here waiting for ur next post, so we can help


kitkat said...

Congrats girl! i can only imagine how overwhelming it must be for u. enjoy every moment cos these memories would last a lifetime :)
i hate nigerian politicians and their lies and patheticness. i saw some of the campaign ads on youtube and i was sick to my tummy. i even heard goodluck turned dwn a political debate he was meant to attend cos apparently he's too busy for that.. O_o

Myne Whitman said...

hey babes, long time! I'm so happy to read this, congrats to you and Bubbly. Ehen, let me start with my own wedding advice...LOL...

All the best in the planning, don't get me started on that list of a thing. At least you get a box of clothes, :)

As for the politicians, GJ chose an interview with Dbanj than one moderated by a real journalist. Na wa...

doll said...

have as much fun as you can with the planning

Tisha said...

remember to vote
and plan to enjoy your marriage

Note that i didn't say wedding
said 'marriage'

LG said...

still waiting for my 'invite n aso-ebi

Myne Whitman said...

Just checking up, and wishing you the best. Well done.

The Corner Shop said...

Congratulations! I bet the preparations are stressful oh- every bride i know has complained, for real (especially the gown shopping) lol.


ibiluv said...

congrats dearie

Kench Alegado said...

Congrats and wishing you the best!

Random One said...

Madam bubbly, how now? Just checking on you...hope you're doing well. No stress yourself too much oh.

P.E.T. Projects said...

Omotee how's the prep going? Here's wishing you the very best as you start this new phase.

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