So if you are in Mombasa, chances are you are attending a wedding this weekend. Some people are attending two at the same night, jumping from one to another. Needless to say I am currently at one part of a five-part wedding series. Of course, the only reason I’m actually here is because I had to go (I.e. Family wedding) but it really got me thinking; why do people have many parts in their weddings so I figured maybe it’s just to make sure people actually know who the people who got married are. Sometimes when I go to weddings (having been forced of course) I don’t even know who’s getting married. Chances are I can’t even be bothered and the main reason I go is due to “logistics” (i.e. My mother needs a ride and I’m the only driver around), and if I ask sometimes my mother spares me the headache by stating, “You don’t know them.” So maybe having long-running weddings will make you figure out by the series finale who is actually getting married.
The main thing you need to remember when going to weddings is to keep your shoes close by. Of course it is needless to say that weddings here are held in places where people sit on the floor (no shoes because of janvi) so they remove their shoes to sit. Why keep shoes close by? Because they can easily be stolen. During my brother’s wedding, the groom himself lost his shoes.
Just my thoughts as I am blogging this straight from the wedding hall (which operates as a school in the morning).
P.s. Just in case you are wondering, I actually know who’s getting married this time (HINT: family wedding)