Before the emergence of economic recession in Nigeria, a whole lot of our people are wasteful in all we do, most especially, when it concerns wedding ceremony. This Chairman Speech on a wedding day will make you change your mind about that elaborate wedding you are planning.
“What is your priority – Your wedding or your marriage?
As the chairman at the wedding reception and in line with my purpose, I told the audience a story of a friend who walked into my office few weeks after his wedding to borrow N20,000 for upkeep. His wedding cost about N3 Million.
Wedding is that one-day event; Marriage is that life-time experience. 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:
‘Aso Ebi’ is not compulsory!(My mother and my family folks know that there is no mortal man living or dead, that can compel me to buy Aso Ebi) Bridal train is not by force! Groom’s men are not essential! The most important memory of any wedding is the picture of the smiling couple, which is placed on the wall of every home. This picture does not show the cost of renting the reception hall. It does not show the price of the cake or cost of decoration or the rented Limousine.
It is better to monetize gifts for couples to decide what to do with it. A monetary gift after a wedding is more valuable than before the wedding. The society should demonstrate genuine love for couples. If you can afford it, please ‘turn it up’! Otherwise, don’t let anyone put you under pressure.
-Hiltet Youmtan Sunday