9 Most Romantic Ways to Propose
So you may never surpass Lonina’s proposal to Sharon Mundia at the scenic Lake Michaelson, no need to lower your head in shame. It still needs to be memorable. With a little thought, imagination and a lot of love, there are various ways to propose to your better half that are both special and affordable.
The Laws Pertaining to Civil and Church Weddings
Can you imagine having your gorgeous and expensive wedding cancelled, or worse still, your marriage annulled simply because you did not fulfill legal requirements beforehand? Like many other countries in the world, Kenya has its own laws pertaining to Civil and church marriages.It’s always important to ensure that before planning your wedding you comply with the laws of the land to avoid inconveniences in future. Let us outline some of the basic laws that you should keep in mind before making that big step of marriage. To start off, let’s differentiate between a civil and a Christian marriage.
Should you Buy, Tailor or Hire a Wedding Gown?
A wedding gown is a bride’s most outstanding feature. It reveals her style and ensures she is the center of attention on that day. So finding the right gown is crucial to her overall wedding experience. But brides all over the world are always faced with the same predicament regarding the gown: should they hire a gown, purchase a readymade gown or hire a designer to design one for them? All these choices do have their pros and cons. Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Tips on Planning the Perfect Proposal
A proposal is an important part in any mature relationship. It symbolizes the moment where a man’s intentions to marry a lady are made official. Most men undergo a lot of pressure on how to pop the question and where to do it.The truth of the matter is that there are many ideas out there that have been used to propose to women. So being unique while planning your own proposal makes it more memorable. Let’s look at a few tips on how to make your proposal worthy of your loved one.
A Wedding Planning to Do List for the Groom
Should grooms help in planning weddings? Certainly yes! Most couples tend to argue when it comes to wedding planning duties. But let’s admit it. Brides enjoy planning weddings much more than their husbands to be. As a couple, you must sit down and agree on the important aspects of your wedding. Leaving the entire wedding planning tasks to the brides can be a stressful and risky affair.
Life after the Engagement
You may not realize this but your life is bound to change soon after the engagement. You won’t have to wait for the wedding to notice some of these changes. You’ve made it this far –the point where he went down on one knee and actually popped the big question. You are both ecstatic; him because you said yes, and you because you have probably been dreaming of this day all your life.Here are some tips to keep you grounded after the engagement.
Engagement Ring Buying Tips
The engagement ring is the most important aspect of a proposal. Any groom will tell you that planning a proposal is a scary process. The setting and the moment have to be just right. With a bit of creativity however, you can turn your marriage proposal into one the most memorable moments for both you and your beloved.So how do you go about shopping for the ideal engagement ring? To ensure your lady is shedding tears of joy, not disappointment, when you go down on your knees and whip out that ring:
How to Choose Your Best Man
Have you ever watched the movie The Best Man? In The Best Man, Lance Sullivan is just about to get married to his beloved sweetheart Mia. Sullivan wants best friend Harper Stewart to be his best man. But Harper is about to publish a novel that is based on their past love lives as best friends. What Lance (the groom to be) soon discovers is that one of those love lives was between Harper and his soon to be wife.This movie captures the kind of best man you want to avoid at all costs; a ‘wife stealing’ best man. So allow us to suggest a list of qualities to look for when picking your best man.
6 Engagement Party Tips to Throw a Bash like Never Before
An engagement party sets the mood for the main wedding day and gives you an opportunity to bring together family and friends to celebrate your engagement. In order to achieve a successful engagement party you need some planning. Here are some of the tips you require to put together a memorable day.
5 Wedding Photography Facts You Probably Don’t Know
It’s a couple’s desire to have someone capture every moment of that special day and produce gorgeous wedding photos that would live to tell the world their one of a kind love story. That’s why wedding photographers are under so much pressure to do their job exceptionally well. You can save yourself a lot of disappointment in wedding photography by knowing the facts way ahead of your wedding day.
5 Ideas for Destination Weddings in Kenya
Do you want to get married somewhere in Kenya, far away from your home? Is a destination wedding really the right choice for you? Well, it could be. You can have a destination wedding if you are getting married for the second time or when renewing your vows just to experience something different. You can even choose a destination ceremony if you are having a first-time wedding.
Signs That You Are Not His Future Wife
Have you been wondering if that guy you have been dating for years will ever ask for your hand in marriage? Every 9 out of 10 ladies dream of a wonderful family with beautiful children and a good husband.Truth be told, there are people out there who don’t believe in marriage. And it’s completely up to you to know how to just read between the lines.
How to Find a Suitable Wedding Planner
Once you’ve decided that you are going to seek the help of a wedding planner, the next important step is finding the best person for you. There are hundreds of people out there who claim to offer wedding planning services. But you should be extra careful when choosing the person who’ll coordinate your wedding. Below are a couple of questions you need to ask when you want to hire a wedding planner.
6 Ways To Announce Your Engagement
Now that you’ve popped the question and she said a big fat Yes, it’s time to spread the good news to friends and family. First and foremost congratulations, you are getting married!
Read on for creative and cool ways to announce your engagement.
Tell the parents in Person – The first and most important thing is to inform the bride’s parents. The best way to do this is to break the good news in person. After giving the news to your in-laws, it’s now time to inform your parents.
16 Things to Know About Each Other Before You Get Engaged
The idea of an engagement is scary for any couple. Are you really ready to take the next step? Why are you getting married? Do you enjoy your partner’s company? What are the honest reasons behind your engagement?
You may have known your partner for a really long time but perhaps you overlooked some critical aspects about your relationship. Here are 16 things to make sure you cover before getting down on one knee.
7 Wedding Planning Tips to Take The Stress Away
Ask any couple that has been through the wedding planning process and they’ll say the same thing: It’s never easy. That’s why we started by offering a wedding planning guide for brides. Wedding planning doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. In fact, you can enjoy this process by taking care of the most critical aspects of your wedding step by step. Take advantage of these 7 simple wedding planning tips to take the stress away.
How to Plan a Fabulous Bridal Shower
One of the main duties of a best friend, maid of honor or loved one is to organize a bridal shower for the bride-to-be. This is a gift-giving ceremony for the bride to be as she looks forward to her wedding. planning a bridal shower can be a daunting task. We have put together a step-by-step guide to make sure everything turns out well for the bride and her friends as well.
Cherise and Steven (married 5 years)
Cherise and Steven went through a lot of rough spots in their relationship, but they stuck it out and made it work.
From Cherise: “Steven and I probably broke up five times in our first 9 months of dating. He was always late, loved hanging out with his boys, just didn’t seem to have enough time for me. I told him that I didn’t think he was in it for the long haul, so it was best to end it for good. So when we broke up for the final time, I thought that was it.
Two days after we split up, I met up with about five or six of my girlfriends at a local bar for my friend Jessica’s birthday.
Roles of the best man
In most African weddings, the maid of honor and the bride worry about the wedding plans. The groom mostly listens to the bride rant and calms the in-laws. What does the best man do though? The obvious that comes to mind is planning the bachelors’ party. Well, that, and these others;
Ensure that the wedding venue has ample parking lot. Same way women are poor at parking, they may forget this part. Or be poor judges of the parking lot. In addition, it is wise to have emergency number for taxi companies. You never know what will happen and you will need an extra car.
Take it easy on the Bachelors Party Guys
Guys, please take it easy at the bachelor’s party. I know how it looks on Hangover, where you have a whole set of adventure that you would not have had on your normal life, and when you finally get to the wedding the bride forgives you and the wedding goes on without a hitch.
Let’s look at this in real life. You have paid a huge amount of money for a photographer on your wedding day, your bride to be made sure of this.
Hens Party- Note to the Maid of Honor
As the maid of honor, one of the treat you can give the soon to be bride is a hen party. It is the last party she will go as a single woman so you have to make it memorable. While the guys go riot at the bachelor party, most times the ladies stay in and worry about the day after. No need to worry especially if the bride-to-be had hired a wedding planner to do the worrying for her.
Among taking care of the wedding details, plan a hen’s party for the bride and a few girls. First, you should know the bride-to-be quite well to know what kind of party they would like. Brides are different; there are those who would want to go party all night,
Pre-Marital Counseling- Kenyan View
Many couples do not think about pre-marital counseling. I mean, you are at the peak of your love and want to spend the rest of your life together, your love could not be stronger and your relationship could not be better. Until an elder person or a church pastor mentions that you do need counseling before getting hitched. While you may think it is not for you, there is no harm in knowing what is covered in counseling sessions.
What they talk about in the sessions
You are different people, planning to merge into one. Opposites attract, you do have different backgrounds, view of life and reaction to situations.