“You Can’t Compare Yourself To Other Families” Funke Bucknor Obruthe Of Zapphaire Events Talks About Marriage And Her Best & Worst Moments As A Wedding Planner



Funke Bucknor Obruthe is a master wedding planner, with over a decade of experience planning top weddings for celebrities, the elites and those who want to plan top weddings and events. She founded Zapphaire Events, an event planning, management and consulting company which has grown to be of the top event planning companies to be reckoned with in Nigeria.

In a recent interview we learned more about her job as a wedding planner, and how she combines work and marriage

Her Best Moments in Wedding Planning

“My best experiences have been when you see moments, I get emotional. Maybe there is a time the groom sees the bride and tells her something, I go like “Oh no wow, so romantic”

Her Worst Moments

“Sometimes you plan events and things happen. Things like planning for a 1500 guests and 2000 people show up, this could be really upsetting”. People tend misunderstand these things and blame the planner which puts them in a bad light because they have no one to explain these things to,”

On Combining Work & Marriage

“We cannot be everything, every time in our lives. You have to determine how you want to make it work. In order to be able to spend time with my children, I have to do things extra early. You have to realise that there’ll be sacrifices to make, you’ll have to drop the ball sometime, either as a mother, CEO or wife, and you don’t beat yourself up about it.”
You can’t compare yourself to other families, because you do not know what is going on in their homes. It’s about knowing what you want so a balance can be created. I spend time with my family whenever I’m not working.”

Watch the interview below:




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