Bride in waiting is the diary of Noelyn Nassuuna who is engaged to be married in January 2023. In it, she describes her journey to the aisle, sharing the ups and downs, and the joys and frustrations of planning her wedding.
By Noelyn Nassuna
This week, I decided to start the process of sending out invitations to my family members so that they can plan the remaining part of the year well. My family has been blessed with weddings this year, as I have four other relatives getting married. Financially it’s constraining, but again, I believe it is still a blessing for us.
I decided to cut out invitation cards from my budget because it is a wastage of money. See, when you make these cards, it may be hard to deliver them to some people that are hard to access, yet you could just make a phone call to them. For those that expected cards, I visited them and invited them physically, For the rest, I will just send an online invitation card. Online invitations are faster.
It’s honestly an exciting step to invitation cards. They are an official declaration that your special day is around the corner.
Also, I decided to create my playlist for the introduction. One may think I am too picky but this day comes once in a lifetime. The music at my introduction ceremony will help to set the tone and ambiance of the event.
There are also songs that I have always listened to and wished that they would be played at my wedding or introduction. When I knew that I was getting married, I decided that if I love a song, I will download it so it’s in my playlist. So this week, I went back to my playlist and listened to the songs, and wrote them down.
Henry and I have different tastes in music. He loves dancehall songs while I’m more into the calm and RnB music.
“At the wedding, your favorite songs will be played during lunchtime or for our first dance,” he always says. Deep down I want to believe he is joking but it’s the truth. We can’t play only Ed Sheeran songs for the entire wedding. The guests will be very bored.
For the introduction, it’s mainly the local and traditional songs that are played. I was kind enough to ask Henry for the songs that he wishes we would play on that day. Yes, I was very kind. I don’t want to bore him either. I also asked if there is any song he wants us to play from his tradition. He gave me about two songs. That’s enough for him. (hahaha)
I also asked the people from groups to give me songs that they want to dance to while coming to greet and they did. When this was done, I met with the DJ, booked him with a deposit, and gave him the list of songs I want.
This is very important for every bride, as the DJ may just play any song he thinks is appropriate and yet the bride and groom don’t like it.
Now that this is done, I am going to book other service providers and plan better for the day.