Weddings are special ceremonies where two people are united in marriage.
Over the years, wedding trends in Ghana have taken a drastic turn. Now there is pressure on would-be couples to organize a world-class wedding although they may not have the means.
Pre-wedding photoshoots, Hashtags, large cakes, entrance dances, and luxurious locations are all features of weddings nowadays.
There are some people who really love these new trends while some find it to be too extravagant.
In an engagement with some Ghanaians, they shared what they disliked about weddings.
Here are five of these moments
Weddings Without Food
A number of the people we engaged with said they loved the wedding food, the very big cakes and some said they hated weddings without food.
One lady said “Why are people being mean nowadays, you go to a wedding and there is no food and they will say cocktail. Eating is also part of the event”.
This topic was quite controversial. Speaking to a lady, she explained that prewedding photoshoots were great but some of these photos don’t appear very well.
According to her; “Pre-wedding photoshoot is nice but some of the photographers are not good. Some pictures that people post are very funny. You see some wearing some leaves and things”
Meanwhile, some other people found pre-wedding photoshoots as a way of capturing all the joy to look back at in the future.
Long Sermon and Vows
Funny enough people found wedding sermons very long. Most of them explained that they came to the party and have fun.
“Some weddings become annoying when the pastors talk for a very long time. The long preaching is annoying and the vows too. We just want food “One lady added.
Kevin, 20 also explained that it is just about the timeliness of the program.
He said “It is not like we don’t like the preaching; they should just make it short because we are dealing with time. I like weddings that are brief and beautiful”
Terrible Wedding Gowns and Make-up
Yes, someone finds some wedding gowns to be terrible and the make-up too. It is a fact that some wedding gowns are not beautiful and according to a lady we spoke to, why should brides wear gowns that tight their breasts?
“Some wedding gowns are not the best. You can see the lady isn’t comfortable and they are showing cleavage. Like I don’t get, can’t they cover up?”
On makeups, one of the people we spoke to stated that brides should endeavor to get good make-up artistes ”Like how can you be looking like a Ghost on your wedding day?” She asked.
Until recently, dancing to your wedding reception took a whole new turn. Now, the bride’s maids and the groom’s men would come one by one and show off a particular dance move and it would be crowned with the entry of the bride and groom with a well-rehearsed dance.
Some people found it to be part of the experience but someone sees it as a waste of time.
“Some people don’t know how to dance; they won’t hurry up and come but they’d be wasting our time. It’s not needed. I am not sure I would do that at my wedding. “Nana Ama, a student at the University of Ghana explained.
The way forward for weddings
If you are one of the people who hate large weddings then relax, research by Insider.com has stated that dinner and large weddings are likely to fade away in coming years since couples would like to elope for their weddings and probably live stream it for people to watch.