Archives for February 2014

How to Go Wedding Dress Shopping When The Shop Won’t Let You Try on Many

Have you ever been to a wedding dress shop in Nigeria and the shop attendant got angry after you tried on the third gown – even though you still had not found the perfect dress for your big day? And so you wonder: ‘what’s bridal fitting supposed to be about? don’t they just get it […]

9 Simple Steps to Lower a Wedding Cost & Still Have Quality

So you have a small budget but want a big girls wedding, and don’t just know how to make the money work? I’ve got some great tips for you on the 9 things you can do today to organize a low-cost Nigerian wedding that doesn’t look cheap at all. First, let me assure you that the success of a […]

Planning the Guest List: How to Know How Many Guests to Invite to Your Wedding in Nigeria

Not sure about how many guests to plan to invite to your Nigerian wedding? This post will walk you through the 8 simple steps to knowing exactly how many people to expect at your wedding in Nigeria, as well as how to divide the invites between both families (the bride’s and the groom’s side). You’ll […]

See Real Wedding Budgets Breakdown: Samples From 5 Weddings in Nigeria

If you’ve ever wanted to see examples of what a real Nigerian wedding budget looks like, this post gives you a peek into the what five different couples spent on their small weddings that took place in Nigeria,  – in case you have been asking questions like: how much does a wedding cost in Nigeria? or how much […]

Sample N700k Wedding Budget Breakdown with 150 Guests in Nigeria

If you are looking for a low-cost wedding budget breakdown example where the couple spent N700k in Nigeria, this post is for you – it is an example of how to plan a Nigerian wedding with less than N700k budget (seven hundred thousand Naira). Feel free to incorporate ideas from this sample budget into the […]

How to Use Number of Guests to Calculate Your Wedding Cost

We always get questions from brides-to-be and grooms asking: I want to invite 500 people to my wedding, how much would that cost? I have N400k, how many people can I comfortably invite to my wedding? How much should I spend on wedding food per-plate? How much should I spend on venue – I am inviting 200 […]

Wedding Guest List: Why and When To Make One for Your Nigerian Wedding?

This post answers the top questions I receive on the topic of wedding guest list and invitation cards planning, and starts our series on wedding invitations and planning for the wedding reception. It’s common for brides-to-be to get excited about being newly engaged and start to verbally invite everyone they know to their wedding. Don’t make that mistake […]

See a N500k Wedding Budget Example: The Couple Had 100 Guests

Who else wants to see what a wedding budget looks like, more so, an example budget of a wedding organized with less than N500k budget? This is part 1 on the series in which I show you examples of budgets from small, low cost Nigerian weddings and in this post, you will discover how to plan […]

Wedding Budget List: Typical Expenses in Nigerian Weddings (Shopping List)

How do you make a wedding budget list to use in estimating the cost of your upcoming Nigerian wedding? One of the best ways to make up a wedding budget list is to ask newlyweds or a wedding planner for the typical things couples spend on during their Nigerian weddings. But what if you don’t have anyone around to ask, and […]