How to plan your dream wedding with two (2) million naira | Loye Motunrayo

Yes, you read right! Even with the poor economy, your wedding doesn’t have to drain you completely. Generally, most weddings are expensive because a lot of couples want to keep up with the Joneses. It’s also very easy to feel pressured by friends and family to buy things you cannot afford, trust me planning your wedding will be one of the greatest tests of your will power. Sticking to your budget depends on how much you can stand your ground when it comes to making a decision.

Don’t think that a two (2) million Naira wedding can only afford you the “not so good vendors”. In order to get the right people for the job, you may have to search and try out more than one option. After you have settled on which vendor to use, find ways you can negotiate for pricing. There is no better way to cut down on cost than to reduce your number of guests.  For the purpose of this write-up, we will narrow down our number of guests to 250 people and the budget will be calculated with this number in mind

So here is a simple breakdown for your dream budget-wedding;

 

S/N Vendor Cost (N) Comment
1 Food 375,000

(N1,500 Per plate)

 

Ensure your food vendor comes highly recommended
2 Drinks and Water 15,000

15,000

5,000 (service Charge)

(N50 per bottle)

Bottled (Breakable) drinks/soda cost a lot less and people will be less likely to cart this away
3 Venue 350,000 You can have this far cheaper if you use an open school field or park
4 Decor 250,000 Trust me you can get a good décor for this price.
5 Cake 65,000 Look outside social media and you could get a nice cake from a local baker
6 MC 50,000 Haggle! Haggle! My dear.
7 Wedding dress 40,000 You could rent a gown for half this price or go to the local market to get a good gown for this amount
8 Wedding accessories i.e. veil, earring, hair piece 20,000  
9 Wedding Band 45,000 Sterling silver is affordable and durable
10 Musical Band 40,000 A DJ will cost less
11 Photographer and Video Coverage 100,000 This day’s photographers seem to cost a lot, but you should find someone within this range
12 Makeup and Hair 50,000 It will be easier to work with this amount if your makeup artist can fix your hair
13 Wedding Stationary 50,000 (Invitation

25,000(programme)

 

You don’t have to give everyone an invite, just get an electronic copy and send hard copy to elderly family members
14 Small chops 75,000 Small chops can cost as low as 300 and as high as 1000 per pack
15 Cocktails 75,000 In place of this you can have desert or a barbecue chicken these little things spice up a wedding
16 Miscellaneous 150,000 Trust me, unexpected expenses will come up.
TOTAL     1,795,000
Written by Loye Motunrayo and first published on Sugar weddings!
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How to plan your dream wedding with two (2) million naira | Loye Motunrayo

Yes, you read right! Even with the poor economy, your wedding doesn’t have to drain you completely. Generally, most weddings are expensive because a lot of couples want to keep up with the Joneses. It’s also very easy to feel pressured by friends and family to buy things you cannot afford, trust me planning your wedding will be one of the greatest tests of your will power. Sticking to your budget depends on how much you can stand your ground when it comes to making a decision.

Don’t think that a two (2) million Naira wedding can only afford you the “not so good vendors”. In order to get the right people for the job, you may have to search and try out more than one option. After you have settled on which vendor to use, find ways you can negotiate for pricing. There is no better way to cut down on cost than to reduce your number of guests.  For the purpose of this write-up, we will narrow down our number of guests to 250 people and the budget will be calculated with this number in mind

So here is a simple breakdown for your dream budget-wedding;

 

S/N Vendor Cost (N) Comment
1 Food 375,000

(N1,500 Per plate)

 

Ensure your food vendor comes highly recommended
2 Drinks and Water 15,000

15,000

5,000 (service Charge)

(N50 per bottle)

Bottled (Breakable) drinks/soda cost a lot less and people will be less likely to cart this away
3 Venue 350,000 You can have this far cheaper if you use an open school field or park
4 Decor 250,000 Trust me you can get a good décor for this price.
5 Cake 65,000 Look outside social media and you could get a nice cake from a local baker
6 MC 50,000 Haggle! Haggle! My dear.
7 Wedding dress 40,000 You could rent a gown for half this price or go to the local market to get a good gown for this amount
8 Wedding accessories i.e. veil, earring, hair piece 20,000  
9 Wedding Band 45,000 Sterling silver is affordable and durable
10 Musical Band 40,000 A DJ will cost less
11 Photographer and Video Coverage 100,000 This day’s photographers seem to cost a lot, but you should find someone within this range
12 Makeup and Hair 50,000 It will be easier to work with this amount if your makeup artist can fix your hair
13 Wedding Stationary 50,000 (Invitation

25,000(programme)

 

You don’t have to give everyone an invite, just get an electronic copy and send hard copy to elderly family members
14 Small chops 75,000 Small chops can cost as low as 300 and as high as 1000 per pack
15 Cocktails 75,000 In place of this you can have desert or a barbecue chicken these little things spice up a wedding
16 Miscellaneous 150,000 Trust me, unexpected expenses will come up.
TOTAL     1,795,000
Written by Loye Motunrayo and first published on Sugar weddings!
Ada Igboanugo

Fashion Enthusiast.

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