Customary African wedding themes are gaining recognition not just in Africa but the world over. Most couples nowadays go against the tradition of tying the knot in church, and instead choose to wed the African style. It’s not surprising to find Africans in the Diaspora incorporating common African themes into their weddings just to honor their roots.
Undeniably, there are as many African wedding themes and ideas as there are ethnic groups. So, you might find it a bit arduous choosing the ideal African theme for your wedding. But with the help of a professional wedding planner you can learn how to transform a rather “routine wedding” into an impressive African paradise. Here are a few themes to whet your curiosity as you do your planning.
Whilst you want every aspect of your wedding to appear special and expensive, consider having unique African attire that will make the event a cut above the rest. There are numerous African dress ideas that are no match for designer wedding gowns. You just have to know what works best for you and your guests. The good thing about African wedding dresses is that every piece of fabric is custom made to suit a specific situation. What’s more, you will be spoilt for choice as every African tribe has its own traditional attire.
You can add the popular African heritage to your wedding with a range of traditional cuisine, most of which are prepared with ingredients that are readily available even in other parts of the world. Some common recipes include jollified rice, fried plantain, mashed potatoes and greens, palm wine, kola nuts and much more. You can hire a professional caterer who’s specializes in African culinary to prepare your favorite cuisine.
African Wedding Songs
African traditional wedding songs make a big percent of the music played in African weddings today. But if you prefer the contemporary wedding songs, there are numerous African artistes whose songs are perfect for newlyweds. You can even a band that specializes in African music for live performances.
African Wedding Venue
There are countless wedding destinations in Africa that offer a unique African wedding atmosphere for both locals and non-locals. Some of these venues are located in the remotest parts of the African continent where indigenous African cultures are still rife. If properly incorporated into a contemporary wedding, these cultural elements can turn the event into a historic experience.