Experience when attending a local marriage in Nigeria
|December 20, 2012||Posted by Vishal under Nigeria Business Visa, Nigeria TWP Visa, Nigeria Visa Application||
In the UK, a list of 400 guests invited to wedding would simply look extravagant, while at the colorful and creative Nigerian weddings anything less than 2,000 guests would be considered to reflect a measure in extreme austerity. If you were to let’s say have around 400 invited guests attending a wedding in Nigeria, getting ogled would be the least of your worries. As the saying for such weddings normally goes, “Dear oh dear, is this a wedding or a funeral?” As such, it would appear, the more guests you have at a wedding, the more people would get to realize what a great gathering of friends you are able to congregate. For someone travelling on a Nigeria visa and not being accustomed to such large number of guests, this would be a status symbol as well.
This is a typical local custom and standard way of life for Nigerians. Therefore, if after obtaining your Nigerian visa, you are invited to attend a local marriage in Nigeria, you should expect to be least surprised if you are thronged by huge crowds from every conceivable direction. How this massive conglomeration of living souls is actually managed, is again a long winded story.
Right now, weddings are starting to become a fast growing industrial sector in Nigeria. As time lapses, many organisers in Nigeria have begun terming a wedding occasion simply as one of the new forms of ‘event management’. However, the fact undeniably still remains that there is plenty of money to be made in this rapidly mushrooming industry, as it gradually evolves into a truly hi-fi concept; similar to a lot of other newly evolved global business trends.
Although weddings have always continued to remain a particularly joyful occasion, there is now a whole new trend of creativity to it. Presently, weddings in Nigeria are increasingly comparable to the magic produced by onscreen events, with everyone guessing what the next step is going to bring. It’s really a question of what people can dare visualise and then making it actually happen, with themes taking most imaginative forms such as snow weddings, autumn weddings, butterfly weddings, vintage weddings, white weddings, country weddings, or any wedding you can name.
As little as ten year ago, you would have had to normally make all necessary arrangements for a wedding either on your own or request close relatives or friends to lend you a helping hand. Yet today, each single aspect of a wedding has a professional vendor who is adequately experienced in handling his part of the trade best. As such, when attending a local marriage in Nigeria, as a guest travelling on a Nigeria visa, you can certainly have your heart’s fill of endless surprises.
This post was written by Vishal Mavadia, Business Director Visa Services London.