By Emmanuel Elebeke and Nnamdi Ojiego
As technology is permeating every sector of life, creating unimaginable transformations, the marriage institution should not be left out. And that could be why a frontline internet services provider, iWay Africa recently introduced a website which provides the opportunity for couples who have not tied their nuptial knots to have a celebrity wedding worth over N4m.
So, for couples who either economic downturn or other constraints had denied tying a memorable nuptial nut, the way to go is www.NaMyWedding.com and with a dint of luck, may have one of the celebrated weddings in town.
NaMyWedding.com is a wedding planning and community website, an initiative ofÂ iWayAfrica limited, which tends to provide help to people having financial constraints to a good wedding and as well encourage interaction among married people.
General manager, iWayAfrica Nigeria limited, Mr John Ugbe who unveiled the idea at an elaborate media launch in Lagos last week, said â€œwe have taken a look at issues around planning a wedding here in Nigeria and find out that we are in a peculiar country, where tribal and religious issues come into play, and we decided to provide a platform to enable people interact and get information about their wedding.â€
â€œwith the hectic lifestyle in Nigeria and little access to information, planning a wedding is really difficult, not all couples can afford a wedding planner and even if they could, finding one becomes a problem to them. NaMyWedding.com is coming as a one Stop wedding planning and community website that takes care of all these logistics and it will also help the prospective couples plan their own dream wedding at the click of a button.â€
According to him, the idea is to make marriage institution a memorable and enjoyable one irrespective of oneâ€™s location, background or religious inclination, since every bride and groom want to have the most memorable and beautiful wedding day and also achieve same within a budget.
With the introduction of NaMyWedding.com, he said such challenges of planning for a wedding will be taken care of, as it is going to answer the question of finding the best wedding fashion providers, read reviews on the new trends, creating a free wedding website and share pictures on namywedding.com with their families and friends.
To launch the website, the iWayAfricâ€™s manager said namywedding.com is partneringÂ with the leading wedding vendors and they are giving away free, a Dream wedding valued at over N4million. The partners include, House of Tara, a beauty consultants/Training school in Nigeria, Wine & Gold specialty caterers for events, Furtullah Consultants, Zapphaire Events, Yes I Do, Wardrobes Cloths & Accessaries, Camera Studios, Upper Crust and Multichoice Nigeria.The competition is open to couples that are engaged and have picked a wedding date within the next six months.
According to Ugbe, intending couples would need to log on to www.namywedding.com and follow the simple instructions, adding that the website allows couples to logon with their facebook account details and updates automatically on their facebook page.