My terms for funding a wedding
SEE ALSO :Marriage advice from divorce lawyersThey add that, indeed, they could take the Sh200 and wait for you to submit the balance at a promised date, but argue that people don’t often keep their promises, and so they are grappling with trust issues on that end. You feel embarrassed and cornered, so you take out your wallet again and look for the required amount, which you grudgingly give. As you’re about to part ways, you congratulate them again and tell them you’ll see them at the wedding. They tell you that they intend to keep it a private, invite-only ceremony, strictly attended by close family and friends, but they will let you know. No. That wedding will be ours. If you dictate the amount of money I should give for your wedding, then I am going to have a strong opinion concerning the flower arrangements and the bridesmaid’s dresses, and start heated debates on the choice of venue. We will walk down the aisle together, the three of us, fearful yet hopeful that the future is bright and that none of us will ever feel like a third wheel. After reciting our vows, I will give you both a few moments to decide whose ring I will wear first and who will slip it on my finger. Then I will pose for a myriad of photos with our in-laws and other relatives while I nostalgically tell them about how we met.
SEE ALSO :The elusive Mr RightYou will let me have most of the dance floor during our ceremonial entry to the reception and when it’s time for cake, I will refuse the small, smooshed queen cake baked in a hurry and missing some ingredients, or the leftover crumbs that I would actually be lucky to get. Under my keen supervision, you will both cut the cake and feed me a piece each before you can taste, and do not tease me by playfully moving the piece of cake away when I’m just about to take a gluttonous bite. I will also expect one of you to pour some wine in a glass and hold it for me to sip; that expensive, sparkling wine that I took part in buying. I want the good food too. The best meat and the softest chapatis, served on a plate not made from paper or brittle plastic, eating while seated between the two of you at the dais. If I have to fund your wedding, then you will have to take me along on that honeymoon trip to Dubai or whichever place that the three of us would have settled on. I will move in with you and take the master bedroom, and because I am nice, I will let you choose any other bedroom for yourselves. I will be part of your marriage and make decisions on the monthly budget, mortgage, loans, and number of children and their names, and I will decide whether we will have DSTv or Zuku. Asking someone to contribute to your wedding budget is one thing. Telling them that the amount they can afford is too little for you to take is another. Appreciate whatever is offered or cut your cloth according to your size.