How Do I Plan A Nigerian Wedding On A Budget Of Five Hundred Thousand Naira? Am Confused

Eya and WC could you please help me out I need to plan my wedding for December. With a budget of 500k. I'm confused on what needs to be done.
Please
help with suggestions.

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  1. Anonymous16:03

    My dia ur starting late oh,anyways know that the venue,and food are normally the most expensive so first start there. Write out all that needs to be done and decide how much ur willingly to pay for each item

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    1. Barbie19:40

      Gosh! Why you so dumb? No contribution to any discussion ever. Not even a one sentence piece of advise.

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  3. Anonymous16:10

    IS BENE JIAKU HUMAN OR SPAM? HER COMMENTS SHA

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    1. Anonymous07:44

      She is a robot, not real

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  4. Hmmmmmmmmmm Dec, I Think U̶̲̥̅̊ re late, wHere is d wedding taking place ?? Dat will help peeps advice U̶̲̥̅̊.

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  5. What type of wedding, white or traditional wedding? I am an event planner,i could be of help. Send an email to evenueevents@yahoo.com so we can discuss better

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  6. Anonymous17:18

    Plz why don't u explain all here for her, other people might be willing to learn too. Cuz I also want to start planing my trad and white weeding for march next year with 500k for same day.

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  7. lopsy18:10

    Planning a wedding of 500k
    Venue: 85k
    Catering: 100k
    Make up: 10k
    Photography/video: 35k
    Entertainment: 50k
    Brides wardrobe: 65k
    Groom's wardrobe: 40k
    Decoration: 60k
    Wedding rings: 25k
    Miscellaneous: 30k
    God will help you

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    1. Anonymous18:59

      No cake?

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    2. MAKZ19:11

      Good, but wit 500k, she shld get a Fri or family that is good wit makeup to do it 4 free n put d 10k to drinks. Also d wedding gown 30k ie she shld hire not buy n also add d 35k balance on drinks too. Buy a GL ring 4 now n save for gold in d future, add d money to venue, cos I doubt u will get a good manageable venue for 85k. With a good venue u don't need decorations, use d money for decorations n add it to feeding, cos There's no way its possible u can feed pple wit 100k, don't forget its for both food stuff n catering services. Unless its a wedding for 30 guest. If not u will hear after wedding that d guest will say, I no see food chop! Another thing ur bridal trail shld be able to pay their dresses.

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    3. Makz19:16

      Lmao! No cake in this break down, the groom shld look 4 how to raise money for his suit, use d money n make cake. My dear it won't be easy but its possible.

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    4. lopsy20:03

      Decoration and cake is always together, moreover this is just a breakdown, the couple should know how they will adjust it, it's not necessary it's same as mine

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    5. lopsy20:07

      The bridal wardrobe covers get traditional attire too

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    6. Don't use bridal train. Just get a little bride n groom. Saves u a lot of headache as well as cash.

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  8. Anonymous18:33

    Lopsy D Lord bless u

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  9. Anonymous19:34

    WOW Makz you have really tried with breaking down.
    Lopsy, thanks too for plotting a graph we can work on

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  11. Anonymous20:44

    Get as much help and assistance from friends and family as you can.

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  12. Anonymous20:48

    Nice 1 Lopsy! @ poster i fink 500k is more dan enough since that is wat u ve on ground n its nt too late to do dat. I suggest u use d church 4 u reception if its a church wedding. Also go 4 bridal dress rental n 15k will solve that... My dear do ur make up urself if gat no friend to help u out... 4 d feeding give ur guest wat u can cos some enemy of progress ll still complain no matter wat... Go for GL wedding ring until u can get a better 1... Finally dont bother explaining to any of ur friends dat its 500k u r using 4 ur wedding nobody care u only give them opportunity to talk btw i ve heard of wedding dat happened during sunday service n d guest were given ZOBO n BUNS at d end...

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  13. Anonymous20:53

    I've never commented on any blog,but this is something I ve a strong opinion about.
    Let me start by saying that people can plan a wedding with 10M and it comes off looking tacky and u see another wedding tht costs 1M and it looks classy.(My cousin did his wedding(white) with 850,000NGN and it was talk of the town)
    The key here is you personality, and the time u choose, dec is a very busy and expensive period. So given the budget u may ve to move this wedding to a less busy period.
    Now if it were me, that had 500,000 to do my wedding that is slated for dec, I would make the wedding strictly by invitation, throw the wedding party for at most 80guests, 150,000 will feed and give them drinks, the reception shld not be too formal. Just a gathering of friends and family. (Intimate is always better afterall)
    Don't attempt to rent a hall (that's financial suicide for ur budget) and don't call a band.
    The impotant things here are
    1. Photography (for posterity)
    2. Food (to avoid curse from guests)
    3. Gown (nt necesarily Ellie saab)
    4. Suit for hubby.
    5. Make up.(Can be free)
    6. Ring (ps dn't buy GL,80k is good for rings)
    And a lil sth so u won't be high and dry after the wedding.
    I'm getting married next year, me and fiancee wants to do a wedding of 2.5M (white and trad) white will be in lag.
    My duty is to raise 800,000NGN, fiancee will raise the rest.....I've been to a wedding planner and got to know that our budget is way over the top(the average wedding and trad costs 1.5M at most they said) so I may nt raise all tht cash, cos I got other things to do with money. This tells u also that 500,000NGN is not soo off the mark......that's if we re talking about just the white wedding.
    Bless you sweetie....you shld ve stred earlier tho!

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    1. Anonymous23:04

      One gram of Gold is even 7k5 in abuja so 45k gold or 30k will go a long way. 3grams 4 hubby and 2.5grams 4 u.

      BeBe

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  14. Anonymous22:39

    I would say pick a non traditional day for a wedding like Thursday or Friday and make it invitation only get a lot of DIY ideas from the internet you can make the cards and programs yourselves as long as you have a computer and printer and paper will cost much much less. Take it to a venue that is not very accessible to everyone to avoid gatecrashers the people you invite can carpool since am asuming most are close family and friends make it a guest list of 100 max and allow 50 pax extra in the food and drink budget just incase but only invite 100 people.

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  15. Anonymous23:06

    I like dis..choose a working day...tuesday or thursday is so kool.

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  16. pickme08:55

    My dear am not sure I spent upto dat amount bcos d cooking part I called some of my friends, family nd church member to help me I just but d food soft 4 them a bag of rice dey won't even finish it one cow leg na may b half caton of chicken 4 hi table gest nd it didn't cost up to 90k my ring was 30k den (2010) den cake u can chose 2step cake it can go for 20 or 25k, rent a gown ur lit bride d mum shld help wit her cloth, u can get a shoe for 5k or less use ur church 4 reception or an open filed den collect chairs frm d church den drinks nd water.

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  17. pickme09:29

    Sorry for d typos o! Breast feed nd typing.

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  18. With 500k for wedding, your best bet would be to have a small marriage blessing in the church in the morning and by 2pm start the traditional wedding, this way, you don't spend money on venue and decorations, use canopies in front of your parents house, also you will save on the cake because traditional wedding cakes are cheaper than white wedding cake.

    All you will need in this case are just your clothes, the rings, food and drinks.
    Also us a DJ for music instead of hiring a live band.

    Hope this helps you.

    For info on wedding cakes just hala @ me

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  19. Planning a wedding of 500k
    Venue: 40k (use open space, a cozy & serene hotel open space will do, here in ph a gud one is 40k)
    Catering (Food & Drinks): 150k
    Make up: 10k
    Photography/video: 35k
    Entertainment: 30k
    Brides wardrobe: 65k
    Groom's wardrobe: 40k
    Decoration: 30k
    Wedding rings: 30k
    Cake: 40k
    Parents cloths: 30k

    Wish u d best

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  20. Sorry i forgot souvenirs & its important too. Hmmm, wot do we do here
    Okay we need like 20k for manageable souvenir, there are people doing promo on cake now, i believe u will get 3-tiers for 30k (my neighbour just did) so we have 10k left
    Finally lets take 5k from ur wardrobe & 5k from ur husbands wardrobe, we now have the 20k for the souvenirs
    So our budget does thus:
    Venue: 40k (use open space, a cozy & serene hotel open space will do, here in ph a gud one is 40k)
    Catering (Food & Drinks): 150k
    Make up: 10k
    Photography/video: 35k
    Entertainment: 30k
    Brides wardrobe: 60k
    Groom's wardrobe: 35k
    Decoration: 30k
    Wedding rings: 30k
    Cake: 30k
    Parents cloths: 30k
    Souvenirs: 20k

    Wish u d best

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  21. Pls sacrifice ur makeup money for Invitation card.

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    1. MAKZ10:54

      Pple hardly do IVs now, u print like 20 to give d elderly ones that u know won't understand. Everybody is thru txt msg, blackberry broadcast n few others phone calls. Our generation don't mind. My younger sis that wedded last year 85% of her IV is sitting under her step, we use it now sef as Parker or hand fan. Over 500 guest came 4 her wedding here in Lagos, so it was thru broadcast n calls.

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    2. Anonymous11:10

      NK, you are such a sweet personality.

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  22. Awww WC family ever helpful. I will just add that, dec is a very busy time, with wedding daily! So things maybe more expensive, try to get vendors that r giving discounts and promos! Also ur friends and family hv to really help organise bcos d key to every wedding is organisation. For the food get enuf ppl to share, have at least 3 service points.

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  23. MissDee11:12

    I just love the way people are ever ready to render help on this blog.

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  24. Anonymous11:39

    please can someone recommend a good place in lagos to buy gold wedding rings for my hubby to be and i, our wedding is in april next yr n our budget for rings is 30k?

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  25. Anonymous15:50

    photography - 50k
    cake(2 TIER) - 20k
    ring - 40k
    food(depends on the number of guests) - 150k
    drinks - 70k
    wedding gown/shoes/accesories - 40k
    suit(cut and sew) - 20k
    bridal train(3 people) - 10k
    sorvenirs (plates,mugs and face towel) - 50k
    M.C - 10K
    make up - 10k
    bouquet - 5k
    wedding cards/program - 10k
    hair/nails - 15k
    D.J - 20K
    The total is #520,000. This is as good as it can get. Run around and borrow 20k and add to your budget. HML dear. AMA.

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  26. Anonymous15:59

    @ Poster, Congratulations. I think everyone has said it all. I will add that you should negotiate, negotiate, negotiate with your vendors, tell them what you can afford. It is not too late to start your planning now. Make a list of things that you personally feel are needed for a wedding, people here have made suggestions for you. This will make it easier for you to plan your beautiful wedding. I wish you all the best. God bless you and your spouse.

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  27. With 500k as a budget for your wedding, yourself and spouse must stand in agreement to have a few guest at your wedding. This might be difficult because you will have family and friends to contend with before and after the wedding. I will advise that it should be strictly by invitation because of your low budget and time frame. You don't have to spend any cash on getting a venue because your house can be used especially if your planning for your traditional and white wedding. Don't go for just any thing, work strictly with your budget. If i were in your shoes, all that will matter to me at this moment will be just to have our parents, siblings, THE PRIEST, and very very few friends or just your chief bride's maid and best man. The whole aim should be an eventful, simple and classy wedding.

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  28. Anonymous10:39

    The lady that wants gold rings 4 30k...I don't think you'll find His and Hers Band 4 30k. I will suggest that you buy 925 Silver...myself and hubby got it last year April 4 our wedding and I am wearing it till now and it still looks brand new...google Bead(s) Emporium online to get their address.
    Vikkey

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    1. Anonymous13:20

      Thanks a lot for this response, I will do as you've said. Thanks a lot once again

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  29. tina o11:07

    @poster,u might not need to print iv,just get the numbers of ur guest and send bulk sms.its really cheap

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  30. Anonymous15:52

    Hi poster. My sister owns a bakery in Lagos. Please let us know where you are based and those of us with access to vendors can chip in heavily discounted services. I can definitely hook you up with a yummy cake for 20k and maintain the 3 tiers with a very smooth buttercream finish. Let me know:).

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  31. Anonymous15:53

    Hi poster. My sister owns a bakery in Lagos. Please let us know where you are based and those of us with access to vendors can chip in heavily discounted services. I can definitely hook you up with a yummy cake for 20k and maintain the 3 tiers with a very smooth buttercream finish. Let me know:).

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  32. Anonymous14:52

    Mmmmm really helpful tanks sooo much WC

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  33. Anonymous21:53

    great ideas, got so much from all of these, i'm on a budget of 700k, these ideas will go a long way.

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  34. Anonymous14:45

    my wedding is in august with a budget of 500k and i cn boostly tell u yhat u can have change from it if u plan well, just stick to your budget and negiotiate properly with your vendors and also stick to the quality of what u want. best of luck girl.

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  35. Anonymous17:05

    @NK, you are great event planner. cheers lady!

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  36. Anonymous21:50

    if you need a decent and beautiful 3tier wedding cake with 100 piece well wrapped for as low as 25k. just call me on 08094409509

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  37. Pls I need to seek advice...how do I reach u so u can help me post it

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    1. Hi Joy, you can reach me through email,at cuulme@gmail.com

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