Friday, 5 June 2015

Weddings Don't Have To Be Expensive To Be Memorable

I got featured in the Daily Trust Newspaper on the 8th of May, 2015. When i got a call from them, i wasn't expecting it. It suddenly dawned on me that people are beginning to notice my hardwork and more importantly, the message i am trying to pass accross to brides. (A wedding doesn't have to be expensive to be memorable) 

I once again started to think of how the wedding industry had suddenly become a money making venture. Not like its a bad thing for the vendors but for the negative mental effect it is having on our brides to be. 

Brides now tend to believe that if they don't have a certain amount of money or if they can't get a particular Makeup Artsit or band, their wedding can't be memorable. For me, that is a BIG misconception. You are a bride, whether your wedding is expensive or not, you will still be the centre of attraction on your wedding day. All eyes will still be on you, you will still feel special on that day if you are in a vera wang dress or isale eko wedding dress. It is still going to be your day no matter what goes into it.

I read a post on instagram recently, where brides were narrating their wedding day disasters, it was sad to know that most of these expensive vendors are the ones who messed up their big day. From the makeup, to the photographer, to the decorator, to the cake... When some of these brides actually mentioned the amount they paid for these services, my jaw literally dropped, only for them to mess up their big day.

It's a one day event, I'm not saying don't make it expensive, just be reasonable about it. The fact that some of these vendors are expensive doesn't mean that they still can't mess up your big day and the fact that some of the upcoming vendors are cheap doesn't mean that they can't deliver quality. Remember that the professionals were once like the upcoming vendors, just get a reliable upcoming vendor in whatever field, see some of their works. You will be saving yourself a lot of money and you will still have a great day. 

One of my brides recently had an engagement shoot and needed a makeup artist. She reached out to all the known Makeup Artists and none were willing to work with her budget. More so, they were only going to do one look for her and leave. She eventually decided to allow me bring her one. After reaching out to a couple of upcoming vendors that i trusted, i made a choice. The Upcoming Makeup Artist waited from 3pm to 1am and did 3 different looks. I had to personally drop her at home after midnight. Not only was my bride happy with her looks, my bride also booked her for another appointment and was wishing she hadn't already booked and paid heavily for a known MUA. 

For budget brides out there, don't stress about hiring that famous Band or MakeupArtist or Cake Maker, they have worked hard to earn the price they are charging now. Let's help you get a good upcoming vendor, who will deliver and at a reasonable price too! And like I mentioned earlier, you will still be a princess on your Big Day, expensive or not. 

Olamide~ The Heiress


  1. This is true that you don’t have to spend a lot to make your wedding day memorable. You can make your day special even on a tiny budget. There are several wedding venues in Chicago that are inexpensive but offer really great services. You can reserve one of those venues!

  2. Thank you @Drew Watts.. It's a misconception in this part of the world, that if a wedding isn't expensive, it can't be memorable.