GETTING MARRIED?… Consider These Ideas.

By Thony Anyiam.

  1. The groom should walk, or be escorted down the aisle by his mother or parents as oppose to the groom’s unceremonious stand at the altar waiting for the bride to walk down via his music. Her father or parents should also escort the bride down the aisle via her music. Finally, the couple should then walk out via their music now as husband and wife.
  2. Groom’s parents should also be asked, “who gives this man to marry this woman” bear in mind they are also giving up their son into marriage. The bride’s father should unveil the bride, before she takes her place on the side of the groom at the altar.
  3. Consider adopting both your last names in your marriage certificate. The groom should add the bride’s last name to his.
  4. You do not have to have an African centered wedding to jump the broom. The important thing is its significance. Just like the exchange of rings and vows, it signifies commitments and a new beginning as husband and wife. Jumping of the broom and its concept is NOT associated with slavery.
  5. Groom should buy, not rent his wedding attire. just like the bride you want to have something not only to remember that special day with, but also you now have something at hand to wear to special functions or outings with your wife.
  6. 2nd and 3rd time bride and groom should not settle for less (attire, colors, ceremony and etc) because it is not their first wedding.  It may not be your first time walking down the aisle, but it is the first time for both of you as husband and wife and as such should be treated as your first.


  • Ethnic ceremony
  • Colors! Colors! Colors!!
  • 2 and 3-tone color veil
  • Detachable trains and veils
  • Afrocentric attire.

Thony C Anyiams is the owner and designer for Anyiams Creations Intl. See his creations and more on his award-winning web site at