TOP
Wednesday,September 30,2020 16:49 PM

My experience...

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th November 2009 03:00 AM

Salim Uhuru
Proprietor of Uhuru restaurants
and LC3 Chairperson for Kisenyi
Given my status, many people wanted to attend. I estimated a guest list of 1,000 people – only intimate family and close friends. I have never believed in a

Salim Uhuru
Proprietor of Uhuru restaurants
and LC3 Chairperson for Kisenyi
Given my status, many people wanted to attend. I estimated a guest list of 1,000 people – only intimate family and close friends. I have never believed in a

Salim Uhuru
Proprietor of Uhuru restaurants
and LC3 Chairperson for Kisenyi
Given my status, many people wanted to attend. I estimated a guest list of 1,000 people – only intimate family and close friends. I have never believed in asking people to finance your wedding. Even though you can afford to, don’t spend all your savings on a wedding which is a one day affair. Instead of holding two functions; introduction and mosque ceremony separately, an Imam was present to wed us at the introduction. Some associates still ask whether I actually got married, considering that it was never even reported in the newspapers.

Marion Nkungwa, administrator
Kampala Baptist Church, Nakulabye

David and I agreed not to solicit for money but to make a small affordable wedding. We sat down and agreed on what was convenient for us after many people had come up with so many ideas.
I had a simple halter-neck gown which was tailor-made. I simply detached the veil from my hair and looked different. I did not have a changing dress or maids, saving us costs on bridal entourage cars. I plaited my hair a week before the wedding and my friend did my make up. I held my hair in a puff.
I met a very good decorator through my sister and she did the church, cars, bouquet and the cake table at sh300.000.
We combined the give away ceremony with the introduction ceremony. For the wedding, everyone was invited for the church function. We sent out a few cards to people you can’t just ask to come to your wedding. The rest we invited on phone. We never held wedding meetings but had three meetings to plan for the day. We gave pledge cards to those who asked for them and got contributions. We didn’t want to do garden pictures.
We decided to have our reception at the church and invited everybody who wanted to come. After exchanging vows and signing the marriage certificate, we cut the cake and served it with soda. We asked friends who wanted come to the wedding dinner to buy dinner cards at sh35.000. Our dinner guest list was for 100 people, of whom 30 were our parents and very close relatives, who did not have to buy the card. In total we spend sh6m, including rings and the honey moon.

My experience...

Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author