By David S Mukooza
Mpaata and Brenda Komurubuga wedded on October 5, 2019 at Worship Harvest Church, Naalya and later hosted their guests at Romu Gardens Kiira. The two shared their wedding story with us.
When and how did you meet?
Alex: We met in 2013 at Makerere University. We were coursemates in the Psychology class.
Brenda: We met at the university. We were coursemates.
What attracted you to each other?
Alex: She is humble, welcoming and loves God. I always loved the way she conducted herself and I had to challenge my heart.
Brenda: He was my best friend, we are both passionate about health, he is a committed worker and loves God.
What was your first date like?
Alex: Interesting, she couldn’t believe I was serious.
Brenda: We were nervous and excited at the same time. It was a mixture of feelings.
Did he propose?
Brenda: Yes, he did. I remember that moment when he went down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
What was it like when you shared the news with your parents?
Alex: My family was in shock, they felt like I was still their baby but they later embraced the development with a lot of support.
Brenda: My parents were happy to hear the news because they knew my husband as my best friend, so they weren’t shocked.
How did you come up with the budget?
Alex: I looked at budgets of friends that had wedded and got an idea. But above it all, I kept reaching for items and services that were within my means.
Brenda: I sat with my parents and we drew it. It was a collective effort, with advice from Alex’s side.
When was your introduction ceremony?
Alex: Our introduction was on July 13, 2019, in Hoima District.
Brenda: We felt July was ideal for us even if it rained that day it was colourful function far away from Kampala.
How much was the bride price?
Alex: I will give you a figure that is not exact but I should have parted with about shs4m.
How did you come up with the wedding date?
Alex: We got a date after looking through things like weather and the week of that month. I shared it with her and she accepted, but we later rescheduled to a week earlier.
Brenda: My husband had a date in mind so when he shared it with me, it was convenient.
How did you come up with your guest list?
Alex: We both wrote our lists, sat down with our parents and agreed on who to invite.
Brenda: We agreed on how many people to invite on both sides and then we edited to those that mattered.
What was your wedding night like?
Alex: We were too tired and just needed to rest as soon as we got to the hotel.
Brenda: We were so excited at the same time so tired, so we just rested.
What did you like most on the wedding day?
Alex: The weather was so friendly and the sermon was on point.
Brenda: Everything was amazing but what really stood out for me was my dad walking me down the aisle to hand me over to my best friend, and seeing him ready to receive me.
What did you consider while choosing your entourage?
Alex: My best-man was my brother and a friend. The other guys where family. I have been with them all my life
Brenda: My brides-maids were like family, they were longterm friends.
Did you have any debts after wedding?
Alex: No we had no debt, in fact, we had some extra money that we had kept for miscellaneous in our budget.
Brenda: No, we didn’t and I thank God for this because we surely tried to go below the budget most of the times so that we do not stretch ourselves and we achieved it.
Where did you go for a honeymoon?
Alex: I believe it is confidential but it was one of the best moments of our relationship.
What is your advice to someone planning to wed?
Alex: They should believe in God and seek advice from people who have been there before. A wedding might seem easy but it is hard. And another thing, the groom should restrain himself from all the responsibilities and let the entrusted committee work.
Brenda: Please set the date, trust God and do your part and you will have a wedding.