The two main reasons why I don’t like attending weddings are:
ONE: Aso Ebi – which some people(especially brides) make extra-mandatory. For some, its like if you didn’t buy their aso-ebi, you hate them, plain and simple. So to show your sign of love, buy Aso Ebi. So I resolved to buy Aso Ebi and not sow it, at least I bought it. And then I found out I was committing a greater crime: this was worse, how can you buy Aso Ebi and not wear it to the Wedding? are you wishing the bride and groom bad luck? Thirdly, I even heard that if you buy/sow Aso Ebi, you must not wear it before the wedding, unless!!!!!!
I was like: what da! where did all these superstitions come from? FYI: I’m just a very simple person, and the idea of wearing a dress for a certain occassion just doesnt seem cool to me. Besides, some of these Aso Ebi’s contain like 5-different colors on a single material – making people look like men and women covered by the rainbow.
TWO: The seeming fashionable nakedness of the bride. I once attended a wedding which, in my conclusion, it was the bride’s outfit that spoilt the show. Simply put, her dress featured her nipples. Since then, I thought it would be last I would see. In fact, I thought that dress was bad.
About 2-weeks ago, I saw something worse. In fact, I would say, what I complained about before was still ok compared to this recent one. This new one was just bad. The V-cut was so low, everything was just hanging out. The way her top was hanging out, I think she definitely sent a wrong message out, and everyone would remember her for it. The flower girl was even more decent than the Bride. Even the grrom could not hide his disgust, especially when it was reception time and they were to dance. How would she hold her gown and her top at the same time ( to prevent her 2-melons) from popping out – with only 2-hands. Unfortunately, those who went to spray her money made things worse. Some naira notes mistakenly fell into the crevice – making it difficult and a little odd for someone else to help her remove them.
On April 29th, the world witnessed the Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I want to believe the Nigerian brides-to-be watched the event / saw some pictures on TV and in the newspapers – at least.
The average wedding gown in Nigeria these days is not as decent as Kate’s. I was also impressed by the Queen’s outfit. Some mothers in Nigeria even make matters worse, when after thinking they are fully dressed, they look like the girls at UNILAG.
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