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.
This post is for you if you have been asking questions like ‘how much does a wedding cost in Nigeria? or how much should I budget for my wedding in Nigeria? or what is the average cost of Nigerian weddings?’.
The sample budgets from the weddings below include a breakdown showing everything that made up the overall wedding costs. Read on.
How Much Is Needed to Plan a Small Wedding in Nigeria?
Have you ever wondered “how much are Nigerian weddings“? or even how much do I need to implement my wedding plans in Nigeria? Figuring out how much a wedding will cost is not something that most couples like to do.
The fact is that when you start planning your Nigerian wedding, you will have no idea how much things cost. A good place to start is looking at other couples wedding budgets to see examples of what they spent on their own Nigerian weddings. You can use that as a base to start making an expense list and items to budget for, in your own wedding.
Here are the example budgets for micro, small and mid-size weddings in Nigeria, click to see them one by one:
- The N200k micro-wedding budget breakdown examples: See examples of micro weddings planned with N200k
- The N500k small wedding budget breakdown: Example of a small Nigerian Wedding with a budget under N500k
- The N700k wedding budget break-down: A wedding that cost below N700k in Nigeria
- The N1m wedding budget break-down: A Nigerian wedding with expenses nearly N1m
- The N2m wedding budget breakdown: 3 examples of what a N2m wedding budget looks like. The post showcases two Nigerian weddings, with samples of their wedding budgets and a breakdown of their expenses.
- Wedding Budget for 300 Guests in Nigeria – See how these 3 couples planned it, from a breakdown of their expenses.
- The N1.5m wedding budget breakdown: A wedding where the couples spent under N1.5m in Nigeria
I often get newly engaged brides and grooms ask questions such as: “what should my wedding budget be”, “show me an example of a Nigerian wedding budget”, “how much does a small wedding cost in Nigeria”, “how should I budget for 100 guests for a wedding in Nigeria” or “how can I plan a Nigerian wedding with N400k”.
While you can find the answer to such questions when you make your own wedding budget or cost estimate, some couples prefer to start off by looking at examples of other people’s Nigerian wedding budgets. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that because some of us are simply wired to understand better when we see things in action and through examples.
Average Wedding Cost: The average cost of the 5 small Nigerian weddings we showcased in the examples is N1,022,280.00 – in case you wanted to know. Note that this may not be the typical average cost of Nigerian weddings, but at least you get an idea to start preparing for how much to plan to spend in your own wedding.
Cost of Nigerian Weddings: Some non-Nigerian partners of our Nigerian sisters ask ‘how much does a Nigerian wedding cost?’. The answer is that the cost of weddings here differ according to the earning-power of the couple involved. The best way to look at how much a Nigerian wedding costs is to look at the average cost of wedding by the low, middle and high income earners. You also get bands of income classes within each of those 3 classes. To keep it simple, Nigerian weddings cost between N200,000 and N20,000,000.
Most Nigerians are low-income earners, and they spend as low as between N200,000 and N500,000 (sometimes, with financial assistance from friends and family). There’s the class of Nigerians whose weddings cost between N700,000 and N1,500,000. You also have a class of Nigerians whose weddings cost above N1,500,000 and up to N3,000,000. Then, we have a class of Nigerians who spend between above N3,000,000 and N5,000,000. The upper class Nigerians spend above Five Million Naira (N5m) and as much as N20m (Twenty Million Naira) to get married – sometimes even more.
- Related: The Top 2 Causes of Overspending During Wedding Planning
- How to Stick to Your Wedding Budget (and Avoid Overspending)
The Sample Wedding Budgets: Final Thoughts
Now that you’ve seen our five examples of wedding budgets, I hope it has helped you kick-off ideas for making a costing for your own wedding?
You can see that you can truly have a glam Nigerian wedding on any budget if you apply a little bit of planning and creativity. Be practical and don’t force yourself to have the impossible big wedding with a small budget.
Bear in mind that no two weddings can be the same, even if they have the same number of guests and are planned with the same amount of money, because each couple’s budget and priorities will definitely be different.
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- Common Costly Wedding Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
- How to Reduce Number of Guests to Match Your Budget (Know in Advance How Many People to Invite)
Seen the Nigerian Wedding Budget Examples? What Next?
Now that you’ve seen what the expense breakdown looks like for different amounts of wedding budgets of other people, let’s talk about what you should do next.
Once you’ve finished making your wedding budget, the next thing to do is to start looking for reception venues and wedding service vendors. And if you have any questions about budgeting for a Nigerian wedding, be sure to read the post where I provided answers to many of the frequently asked wedding budgeting questions we have received on this blog.
Which Nigerian Wedding Budget Sample Relates to You?
You wanted to see a sample wedding budget and I gave you five different examples of what a Nigerian wedding budget looks like – feel free to use whatever you want from the examples, customize the sample budgets to make it your own or use the ideas from them.
Now, tell me – which of the above wedding budgets closely resembles what you have in mind, and what would you do differently? If not, gist me about how your own wedding budget will be different. Let’s chat in the comment area.