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t is 2017 and one of the main highlights of a wedding would be the pre-wedding photos.

Planning a wedding photo shoot might seem like a huge task, especially for many of those who are not exposed to such in our day to day activities.

 

 

 

 

There are endless things to prepare, such as your outfit, location, props,  hairstyle, lighting, weather, poses and more. Pre-wedding photos are also the photos which friends and family would upload as they toast the couple on their big day.

Here are a few tips you should know before you begin to plan that pre-wedding shoot.

1. Know your budget

While doing all these, you should also know that you still have your big day ahead of you and you would have more expenses. Your shoot does not have to be expensive before it goes well.

You do not want to spend unnecessarily on your pre-wedding shoot so check your budget, discuss with your spouse and decide how much is going for the photo shoot. This would help put things in perspective.

Weddings are very important ceremonies and everybody knows that Nigerians do not joke when it comes to this.

To have a top notch event, your venue is one of the factors that would determine the success of your ceremony.

Confused? There is no need to be. Below are some important tips to know before choosing a wedding venue.

 

 

 

1. Decide on a budget

Working out a budget early on will help you to shortlist potential wedding venues. Wedding catering and alcohol normally take up quite a large chunk of your budget so remember to include it in your calculations. Know the exact amount being allocated for your venue to save yourself stress.

2. Put the comfortability of your guests in mind

Don’t forget about guests travelling to your wedding. If you want to avoid incurring expensive uber charges and hotel bills for them, look for a wedding venue near to where the majority of your guests live or will lodge. Let your venue be easily accessible.

Court weddings are not a very common phenomenon in Nigeria, mostly because of the prerequisite of romance—in this part of the world— is an extravagant wedding.

The rising expectation and the high-pitched fever that trail the announcement of a wedding often pushes prospective couples who themselves grew up with the mindset that, a wedding is no wedding unless it’s extravagant, and their families and friends to overdo everything.

The average Nigerian wedding cost about 1-2 million naira and that’s not taking the dowry, the miscellaneous expenses, and honeymoon bills into consideration.

 

 

 

The term most people use is ‘go big or go home’. But wide exposure, cultural revolution, and harsh economic realities are teaching young people to seek alternative ways to celebrate their big days.

Although courthouse marriage has been a thing for a long, long time, it is arguably still the least famous form of marriage in Nigeria.

But here are some reasons why you should consider a court wedding.

1. Saves Money

If an extravagant ceremony seems too overwhelming for your schedule or your wallet, getting married in a courthouse might turn out to be one of the shrewdest financial decisions you’ll ever make!

While an elaborate church or traditional wedding are beautiful ways to celebrate the beginning of a married life, they are certainly not the only ways. If you had a courthouse marriage—at the end of the day—you and your partner will still be ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ and the same certificate, issued in church, will be handed to you.

2. Less stress and noise

While certain circumstances may warrant that a wedding be conducted quickly and quietly, some people just really hate all the noise and the buzz. A courthouse wedding provides a conducive and convenient avenue to get married. You get to save your money, time, and energy and you get to avoid unnecessary, and often unwanted attention.

It has become normal practice in Nigeria to have the traditional wedding ceremony one day and the white wedding days, weeks and even months after.

 

 

 

However, in this recession, it may take a big toll on your budget and also, not many friends and family members will have the luxury of travelling to two different locations for a wedding. Here are three reasons you should do it on the same day:

1. The stress will be over and done with.

Wedding planning is stress. If the dates are weeks apart, when you are done with the traditional wedding, you will not have time to relax because you will go straight to planning the white wedding.

This will mean looking for new make-up artists, planners, venues and all that jazz.

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Are you looking for the best pre-wedding romantic photo shoot ideas of 2017?     See our selection of beautiful concepts and pictures that will inspire you! You will definitely find something to match your taste.

Pre-wedding romantic picture

Romantic photography is designed to capture your feelings and wonderful moments for a long time. The selection of story or a special place for the filming plays a significant role in how the shoot will come out. Taking romantic photos of people’s love story is one of the most popular pre-wedding services being offered today. There are many original and creative ideas for organizing an unusual photo session.

Pre-wedding romantic photo with flowers

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Relationships are great, aren’t they?

Being in a stable relationship is the ultimate goal of every Man. Your Girlfriend may love you from here to Pluto but there are certain things they keep or hide from you. This is to spare your feelings or because they’re too afraid to admit what’s really on their minds.      

Here are 9 things women hide from their partners:

1. She still checks up on her exes.

Your girlfriend had broken up with someone before they met you. Maybe it was their first love or that boyfriend they just check on to know how “They are fairing” or they want to be “just friends”. Either they text a lot or they communicate through other means.

 

Relationship doctor,Joro Olumofin has advised all ladies in relationships to have back up or contingency boyfriends. According to him, this would aid in preventing depression in ladies after a break up.

He says ladies should think like men who often have backup relationships which explains why most of them get married shortly after breakups.

    He wrote;

With the level of heartbreak and depression amongst ladies who just got out of relationships, I believe it’s time for ladies to have a “CONTINGENCY BOYFRIEND” ; a backup boyfriend. Who is a contingency boyfriend? A contingency boyfriend is a guy who fits all your criteria of a husband material but is your platonic friend ( no sex involved).

A 26-year old young man has recounted how he went on a date with a girl from the South-eastern part of Nigeria who ordered for take-way meals she couldn’t afford.         Online psychologist and relationship blogger, Joro Olumofin has shared the story of a man who was irked with the supposed greedy action of a lady he went out with on a date after speaking with her for two weeks.
According to the man, she ordered for food to take home for her people and he had no cash in hand to pay for it. The Igbo lady in question openly told him she couldn’t pay for the additional food.

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Here are 12 Things A Girl Does When She Likes You Already: Guy,do you sometimes feel like a girl is attracted to you, be it a friend or someone you see now and then? Learn how to find out if a girl likes you here. It’s not always easy to know if a girl likes you. Just when you assume a girl is interested in you, you may find out that she’s only being friendly or nice. But by putting a few obvious signs together, you’ll see that it’s not so hard to decipher a girl’s feelings towards you.

How to find out if a girl likes you

If you’ve ever felt like a girl likes you, just use these tips to bring things out in the open. And once you do know the answer, you can ask her out if you choose to or just enjoy the attention!

 

 

 

#1 You catch her staring at you often.

Does she steal glances at you now and then? And every time you look at her, does she blush and look away? If a girl can’t stop staring at you, especially when you’re busy or occupied with something else, it’s a good sign to show that she has something romantic in mind when it comes to your thoughts.