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What Will Your Wedding Cost?

Would u spend more than a million naira on your wedding day even if you didn't meet ur spouse a virgin? Lol! But seriously, how much is too much? Is d success of d marriage dependent on how lavish and talk-of-the-town it was? Talk now.

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so basically u guys are saying $80,000 is too much for a wedding. because i came up with this price after crossing out the helicopter i hoped to bring me the the reception and the elephant that i was going to ride to the church

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Usually if a family member is getting married (especially females). Other family members do the spending so the bride/bridegroom can start his/her marriage life debt free.

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I think one can spend from 100k to any number of millions. The best thing is to do according to your pocket and don't borrow pose.

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i plan to spen just .5M on mine. Despite the one my parents, wife, inlaw, uncle cousin,sisters and brothers will spend.

It is the day of joy. out of 80 year one needs to have a moment of rejoicing

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it's better to get a wedding planner.

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@ CHARLOE,  DIGIPIX STUDIO

Looks like yr groom model in d immediate pix above is missing front teeth!

@ others

i expect posters to educate us on the average costs (and perhaps a breakdown) of a modest ceremony - based on their own wedding event. methinks that would help a lot of our peers who are preparing for theirs.

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Life's change. I dont expect to have my wife as a virgin.

As for how much I'll spend, I guess it all depends on how much I have.

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Many people cheap for here, I will be attending a wedding that is costing around 10 M (naira), that does not include wedding gown, the grooms tux and the couple's wedding band/ring. Please note the couples have a roof over their head already. It is not a matter of suffering after the wedding

As this couple don set precedence, other weddings after this in the family will have to continue in ascending order, I just wonder how much I will be expected to spend when it comes to my turn. Left to me I will prefer to use technology for my wedding i.e video conferencing, no need for all the emotional wahala and physical wahala and it is relatively cheap (less than a million naira)

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compare comments by sisters wanting it BIG!!!! and Guys want it small - na our hard earned money naaa- ,

Sisters, please na how to feed una after be the thing OOOO

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it will be the end of the world

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Cost from zero to infinity, depends on so many intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Marriage is the greatest risk you can enter into. Wedding is the most sentimental ceremony you can celebrate. My reservation is the often senseless manners people go about celebrating weddings, particularly in Nigeria. In as much as I do not disagree with how anyone wish or want to or plan to spend on his/her wedding, my concern is that most people go aborrowing or exhaust their life savings just to please their silly ego. The reason is that they want to impress but no, they are wrong good impression is not in the wedding but in the marriage. The poorest celebrated weddings survive marital challenges whilst the best celebrated weddings pack up at the slightest touch of marital challenge.

In Nigeria today, wedding has been bastardised that we dont even know what wedding is all about. Typically, a couple engages in three to four level wedding ceremony:

Introduction

Engagement

Court Wedding

Church Wedding or Nikhai

Traditionally, wedding is all about introduction and engagement. These two rites are combined as one ceremony and couples are blessed and sanctify to start a family. Colonial rule introduced court wedding as an alternative and in those days those who felt some reservations for traditional mode opted for court weddings. Christianity and Islam brought their own wedding rites and injunctions and the respective practitioner of the two faiths celebrated what is called white wedding amongst Christians or Nikhai amongst muslim faithfuls.

But over time these wedding options have become a sine qua non to tying the nuptial knots. That is my worry and it leaves distaste in my mouth. How on earth can anyone explain celebrating wedding going through four different types of stages. A friend of mine just wedded and spent about six months concluding the his wedding ceremony. He invited me to the traditional slated for March in Kogi State and told me it was not compulsory since I resided outside the country and said he preferred I attended the main one which is a court wedding in Ikoyi Registry slated for April. I attended the beautiful ceremony and played my part and forgot about it. In June he told me he was having another ceremony, this time a church wedding slated for July. I was shocked and asked him why he was celebrating four different weddings to one particular woman. His answer was that his in-laws want it that way.

If you can afford to spend billions on a wedding, please go ahead but decide which type you want and do not go about celebrating four weddings to a single person. In UK and US, wedding ceremony no matter how expensive is done their usual way - white wedding and reception where they entertained invited guests. Family introductions are without pomp and pageantry associated with our own in Nigeria.

The problem is as Africans, we want to wed the African's way, as elites, we want to wed the European's way, we also want to wed as per our faith. We end up running out of the way budget and unduly stressing our finances beyond limit. By the time we finish the ceremony, we were in financial distress and labour without end to provide for the marriage. Ludicrously most people cant really afford these things, they will even borrow cars to transport the bride and the groom in. What is the essence of riding in an Escalade during your wedding and end up moving around in your rickety Toyota Carina after the wedding. Some don't even have personal cars.

So your wedding the way you like but don't end up hating and fighting each other for creating wrong impression of life after marriage for overdoing things.

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with N100, I can arrange

a grand wedding in 1972!

Lets wait until the dollar equals naira!

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as much as i can afford

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tell me about it bro. I am feeling it alrdy. you don't want to see the first budget i have to use d biggest cutlass to srt slicing it down and you know sometimes it not easy to take a woman away from their dream wedding all you hear is I AM ONLY DOING IT ONE TIME. As for me i don't mind wearing a £100 suit and just get on with it but they don't see it dat way

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its gas be the talk of the town town for months

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@ poster, it is not how far but how well. The amount of money spent nor the talk about town doesn't determine the success of a marriage. It is the understanding between the husband and wife that matters

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I won't borrow money for my wedding but hope the total cost doesn't exceed N2m.

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To some it's their happiest day, I'll send depends on my account status but will never borrow, lol

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I feel for you. Hope you will still be able to laugh and dance well on the day when you discover that most of the money you worked for is gone in just 2 days

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@poster,

i think it all depends on ur capacity. Generally, wat should guide u shld be d reality of catering for ur family u will face after d wedding feast. So many financial needs will surface that u ddnt foresee.

Remmber u may not want to start owing after d wedding.

I just did mind not too long ago, i spent according to my financial strenght as at that time like N700k. and everytin went on well i thank God.

wish d best.

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for the weddin we spent a little over a 700k including the tradtional rites because we kept it low key but the ring itself cost close to half a million,my wife told me she wants that expensive ring because its once in a life time and since we can both afford it we went for it.

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she must be a virgin and i will spend 2mil

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Got married 3 weeks ago, spent about 2.2 mil.

C'est la vie!

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Its costing me sensible planning. This is real action with little spending.

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nothing but common sense.

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its more expensive in london

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what you got as Reimbursement after sending so lot of money to your wedding ? and after that you start going door to door begging again

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Cant we do the wedding via web conferencing all the guest sign in to our wedding/meeting ID and listen to us exchange vows after 30minutes they disconnect their phone.

Wedding over

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The cost of a wedding depends on the individual concerned.  I have seen cases where most men and women have insisted in having expensive wedding.

However, from what I have seen most women like expensive wedding; because they believe it is a one in a lifetime celebration.  There are som many things that is also once in a life time. They would tell you they want to keep it simple, but deep inside them they want a big celebration. So they go for expensive wedding halls, very expensive ring etc.

How much you spend or how grand your wedding ceremony is does not determine the success of your marriage.  Most couple plan how to spend money on their wedding ceremony and leave out how to spend money on the marriage.  Most people stretch themselves to the limit in preparing for a wedding because of the unrealistic budget.  So they set up different committee of friends.  Committee of Friends in the Office, of Old School Mates, in the Church, etc.

No matter how much you spend your wedding would not be the best in the world neither would it be the worst. Even if your have the means, moderation should be the watchword.

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yea

it was around 7- 8 before but when the whole planning started things changed and it still changing

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@r231

abt 10 gees right?

dats def reasonable

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reception hall - N380,000

engagement hall - N220,000

decoration (halls X2) - N350,000

food (2days) - N750,000

cakes - N120,000

invitation cards (600) - £80,000

cloths for engagement (aso oke both) - N110,000

cloths for reception - N80,000

wedding dress £750,00

suit - £500

rings - £1700

flight to 9ja X2 - £1200.00

and some other extra cost dat come unexpected,,,these are just d basic

do the maths i am tired of working it out dats how much ma head hurts wen i am trying to calculate but i am getting married in 3 months time

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mine cost about 3mil naira, parents might have spent more cuz it was their first wedding. dad got too excited and wanted a big wedding.

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^^^^^^^^^^

yeah, i still want a platinum wedding sha. my fiance better get ready. and we arent doing it american style either, where the girls parents pay. llololol

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^^^^^^^^^^^

and the response of a man

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It is saddening that out of several recent posts here, only 2 or 3 are reasonable. Why lavishing all you ve got on wedding? Why not plan ahead for the security,financial stability,future of your home? Why spending beyond your sinew. Wedding cost depends on how bouyant one is. It's worth planned like a year before the actual time, so at least if you wish to make it let's say from 900k to 1.4mil, you can start saving like 80k monthly. The success of wedding is a good home. Shekinah!

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200K Naira.

Only me and her . . .mama and papa (if necessary)

couple of friends and that is all

Will wear my jeans, if i have to . . . .tie the knot and make love forever.

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Im not so particular on weddings and if I could, I would rather safe money than to spend it on a wedding cause Id rather spend money on buying a house and a car for my family.

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Oh ok. I'll spend all I've got. Imao.

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As much as is necessary.

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Virgin or no virgin, I'll spend a million dollar on my wedding provided I have the money .

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haha! 2.5m? is she Helen of Troy?

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my wedding was almost 2.5 million naira

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Till my wedding happens i dont know. . .

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Infact for me I am even planning not to spend much in wedding but I have to take care of the future wife and my future children that is the goal in wedding .

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A wedding desnt hav 2 be very lavish but still eveything depends on how much u re having.if u hav xcess den spend lavishly but remain d 1 4 taking care of ur family oo,mine wnt cost more than necessary.

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