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How Much Can You Spend For A Wedding In Nigeria?

I'm coming home in February to marry my sweetheart, I have some money saved up for our Wine carring and the white wedding, but I just want to find out from the married folks on here or anyone that knows about getting married in Nigeria about how much it cost you.

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spend as much as u can afford.

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as much as possible, jeun loooooooo

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simple! cut your coat according to your material. for my cousins wedding in naija last summer, we downed over N500,000.00 worth of SODA alone, and the whole nine yards whether that one small or too much is in the mind of the spenders. its up to u to decide what u want. don't let what people would think determine what scale u want it to be because trust me them credit card payments dey give headache, toothache, brainache, and WateverItCanBring ache.

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poster!! you should be having a tot of a happy and bless home than asking how much can one spend on a wedding in Nigeria?

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as much money as i have to burn

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@ dominobaby,

Hello, your bro getting married in oct, ?

well if you havent gotten a wedding photograper yet you coulld check out my site at www.eikonworld.com and fill my form online, depending on your bro's date, may just be free,

Cheers everyone.

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Congrats Tx!

Am happy 4 u!

To the issue, it all depends on how you project your day to be like. If you want a big wedding they you have got to roll out the dough.

My elder brother is planning his in october. We are igbo and he is getting married to a yoruba lady. I don't have an idea of what his budget is like but i could find out,

*invite us o!

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as much as possible baby.

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nice stories and really makes me jealous, well mine will come someday but i believe that NO AMOUNT IS TOO MUCH OR TOO SMALL to plan ur wedding, the main thing is that u love each other and just have fun!

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i hope im not being intrusive

how did y'all meet?

well u can always do trad and court now

and have the church wedding when u can. or have the pastor marry u in his office then do reception later on

(this is probably what i will do sha)

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Well TX, welcome to my family tales. My oldest sister is married to a guy from warri, second sister married to a guy from sapela and am married to a yoruba. The bottom line is this, our parents are more interested in our happiness than tribal issues. You can marry anyone you chose to as long as he or she makes you happy. I don't think families should make that decision. And yes TX, we had a grand wedding and have a wonderful 9month old daughter now. Hoping to have more someday. Goodluck once again.

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thats really nice. i envy you o. Congratulations.

Wel, I dont know how much it'l cost coz am not married and I've ne'er planned for a wedding before.

I wish you the very best.

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First thing first, CONGRATS!!,

Its a great responsibility making up your mind to stick to and take care one full grown woman, forever,

Okay, How much??

Depends on you, been in the state doesn't really have to affect your wedding, unless you want it to,

In-laws and relations will come with their requests and ideas, sure, but you can modify and meet everyone up to a certain comfortable point, you just have to get in touch with the key people involved.

$4000?, thats about half a mill, quite a lot years back but now in Lagos, that is just enough for getting a hall, decorations, photography,music band, but thats is if you want high stuffs but quality comes at a price,

Why don't you get wedding planners here in nig, they will ask for your budget and come up with a deal, and we have a good number of them,

for wedding photography, log on to www.eikonworld.com and also check out the link page,

cheers

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Wow babe,you married a Yoruba man. Not that it's bad or anything like that, I just think you very brave, my family would freak out. I'm sure you had a nice wedding, congratulations nne.

My parents are going to pay the bride price this weekend I'll let you know how much the paid, just like your people in Asaba we in Anambra don't demand a lot for pride prize.

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Nothing like a Nigerian wedding for real, I've been to a few wedding out here and the all boring to me

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@ Babe,

Wow you guys spent alot for your wedding, in all I think we spent about $4000 for the whole thing.

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Hey TX, all i can say is do what you can afford . Our wedding cost way more than that. And if your family can help thats cool. I know mine did expecially when it came to gifts. A lot of family members came up with gifts that they gave away. Just to give you an idea of how much ours cost, We spent $4000 on clothing alone. We had about 25 canopies cos we did an out door reception and we made sure every canopy had their food and drinks surplus. The musicians cost quite a bit too. but all the same goodluck, i know my bride prize was not much. Where am from ( Asaba) we don't ask for much. Its actually whaever your family ask for. I know my friends dad asked for a penny for her sister. mine was under 50 bucks. I mean dowry. Just ask someone close to you to get you a list of everything you need, that will give you an idea. I don't know where you are from but in my place, the elders have a list of what the villagers will ask for and then you can figure out what your friends and her firends will need. I hope this helped some. Take care and all the best.

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Congratulations man, My family helped me out a lot when we did ours last year. It's hella fun though.Take plenty of pictures bro.

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Thats why i asked what your budget is because i tell ya it ain't gonna be easy if you are from USA

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I would hate to tell you how much we spent on our wedding in Nigeria 2004, we went from the US, can you give me an idea how much budget you have? You have to consider, family size and guests, i am ibo and i married a Yoruba man. And you know the yorubas like to party. Consider clothing ( depending on how many times you want to change) entertainment ( we had ibo and yoruba bands, they took turns playing), Food, you definitely have to have enough of that, drinks and gifts. Venue is very important, if anything make sure you have enough food and drinks.

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Thank you my sisters (Hot- angel and Gigitte) Our plan is to have the traditional wedding and the church wedding all in three weeks cause that's all the time off I can get from work.

Hot-angel you are so right, when ppl hear you coming from the States the would expect like a grand wedding, seriously that's what scares the day light out of me. Not that my baby is not worth a grand wedding, I just don't want to spend all my money  plus 3 credit card and come back and start drinking Garri for a whole year.

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I know it's hard not to. But read the story of that guy i posted.

BTW, i totaly understand what you mean by it's hard not to.

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really? Congratulations!

sorry i dont know how much it would cost esp since i'm yoruba. are you doing just trad or both white and trad.

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