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The Ultimate Nigerian White Wedding Checklist: From Engagement to the D-Day!

Weddings are always a hassle. You think you have everything covered until it’s the wedding morning and someone asks, ‘Where are the wedding rings?’ and your head scatters. We’ve taken time to put down a detailed list of everything you would need to buy, reserve, order and arrange for your wedding. However, note that not everything on the list is necessary. You can make your checklist from ours depending on your circumstance or choice. Here’s our Nigerian white wedding checklist:

Vendors

  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Caterer
  • Cake Baker
  • Mixologist/Bartender/Drinks ‘provider’
  • Decorator
  • Band/D.J
  • M.C.
  • Waiters/Ushers (*You could use family members)

Reservations

  • Wedding night accommodation
  • Honeymoon destination
  • Reception Venue
  • Chair/Table rentals
  • Hotel reservations for guests

Others

  • Wedding Rings/Totems
  • Engagement Photos
  • Wedding Website
  • Car decorations
  • Souvenirs
  • Wedding Invitations
  • Wedding Program

Bride

  • Dresses
  • Undergarments
  • Shoes
  • Head Gear(s)
  • Jewelry
  • Bouquet
  • Makeup
  • Hair
  • Cosmetics
  • Purse

Bridal Train

  • Dresses
  • Head gears
  • Shoes
  • Bouquets
  • Hair arrangement
  • Hair accessories (pins, combs etc.)
  • Makeup
  • Jewelry
  • Handkerchiefs

Groom

  • Suit(s)
  • Shirt (s)
  • Tie
  • Undergarments
  • Shoes/ socks
  • Haircut (day before)
  • Toiletries

Groomsmen

  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Ties
  • Shoes
  • Haircut

In-Laws

  • Outfits for Couples’ mothers
  • Outfits for Couples’ fathers

Transportation

  • Cars and Drivers to convey bride, groom, and party to church.
  • Cars and Drivers to convey party and couple to the reception.
  • Cars and drivers to convey family members to church and reception.

Church

  • Food for Choir and other workers
  • Food for priests
  • Honorarium for priests and other groups

Roles to assign (Usually friends take care of this when there’s no wedding planner)

  • Camera phone handler for instant pictures
  • Food distribution coordinator.
  • Drinks distribution coordinator.
  • Time Keeper (works with MC and DJ)
  • Bridal Train Guide
  • Transportation coordinator
  • Souvenir distribution coordinator
  • Gifts stand coordinator
  • Cash Collector
  • DJ song coordinator for important segments
  • General coordinator
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