A wedding is a ceremony where two people or a couple are united in marriage. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony. Incorporating an African theme into your wedding is another idea of creativity. Most people want to celebrate being African on their wedding days but are short of ideas on how to do so. Here are 8 simple ways to incorporate an African theme into your wedding:
1. African material wedding gown
Go for a different look by wearing an Ankara, Kitenge, Kente or even a Dashiki wedding gown. If you’re not sure how to go about it, you can just add a touch of the material you prefer to your wedding gown.
2. Wedding Cake
You can definitely not go wrong with an African themed cake.
3. Traditional place settings
You can use African fabrics to make your place setting at each table stand out. There are so many fabrics to choose from, you definitely won’t go wrong.
How about having your hall decor at the reception all African themed? That way you can give your wedding reception a whole different vibe.
Rather than the conventional white tablecloth, you can go with Kitenge/Ankara/Kente or another traditional cloth you like as tablecloths on your reception tables.
6. Party favours
Every body expects to leave a wedding with party favours. Instead of giving your guests plastic items, why not get beautiful bags made from traditional materials and fill it with some useful items.
You can’t go wrong with African food especially if it is a staple like Jollof rice. Trust us! Forget intercontentinal dishes, serve whatever local dish from your home region you want.