In a Zambian Wedding, couples may celebrate their heritage and honor ancestry by incorporating traditional customs and traditions in the wedding ceremony and reception. The Wedding Reception takes up around 4-5 hours and approximately 50-70 percent of the wedding budget. Not only does it take most of the time of the event but it also takes up the majority of the wedding budget.
Here are some points to consider when planning the reception for your Zambian Wedding.
Wedding Budget. Make sure that you define the vital aspects of your wedding that needs budget allocation. Then, list them in priority numbers. After such, define the budget for each segment and make sure to allow margin for changes. Eventhough you have prepared a felxible budger for this big event, it helps to know that you do not have to be extravagant on this day. Learn some budget tips from those experiences available for free on the internet and from friends and family members who have been there. Some example of saving tips includes listing of inexpensive stylish party tokens, rethinking of humble decorations, getting service packages over a la carte service renting, or getting a simple cake perkd up with fresh flowers instead of showing off the ones with delicate icing that comes off from expensive labor.
Wedding Service Contracts. In making deals with vendors and suppliers for your wedding, not only do you need to consider the budget, but you also have to consider integrity. Make sure that you have every contract in black and white to assure every service provider’s commitment to make your wedding successful.
Wedding Decors. Brides are actually the more particular on the decors, secondary to the wedding venue, this is as important as this will dictate the mood and atmosphere of your wedding day. It is important that you decide on the motiff and theme that you would like to use for your wedding to make sure that this compliments to the other aspects of the wedding like the gowns and the venues. If you have planned well, wedding decors need not be extravagant, you may play with the table sizes to save on table centerpieces, you may go with larger-sized balloons to fill in party spaces for a low cost.
Wedding Venues. The wedding venue is a major aspect of your wedding. Not only does it set the atmosphere for the actual event and memorabilia but it also sets the pace of your budgeting. A venue that offers a fee for packages inclusive of both venue, furnitures and decor might cut your costs off significantly. Also, when talking about wedding venues, make sure you always have a plan B for unexpected cases like weather chnages or outdoor venues or power outages.
Wedding Invitations. Expect that 80-90 percent of all that you will invite will attend. A very important aspect in budgeting for the wedding is the number of guests. Thus, it is important that couples send the wedding invitations early to get possible feedback on who is coming and who is not. This way, you get a more close to realistic headcount important for the wedding planning.
Wedding Program. If the wedding ceremony is what’s all that matters to the couples, the wedding program is what makes the whole event worth remembering for the guests. A Ugandan wedding involves a lot of dancing and a big feast. Thus, the groom has to make sure that he plans this ahead very well.