Weddings in Nigeria come up every week and everyone looks forward to their own wedding at a time soonest. One of the factors that determine the success of a wedding is the budget of the couples. This is one limiting factor that has prevented a lot of people from having the wedding of their dreams. A lot of money will be needed to purchase all the accessories needed for the wedding, ranging from the wedding gown, suits, wedding rings, makeup, wedding location, foods and drinks and so on.
This is the year 2018 and a lot of people already have plans to get wedded to their longtime heartthrob before the end of the year. In the course of the article, we will discuss on how much does a wedding cost in Nigeria.
In order to work out the cost, it will be necessary to draw out a budget and have a list of the items you want to purchase for your wedding.
Let’s proceed with the most important items that will be needed for the wedding
- THE WEDDING RING: For people that are going to wed soonest, it will be necessary to know the wedding ring cost in Nigeria. This will depend on the type and quality of metal that will be desired. What most people prefer to use is the white gold or yellow gold. Gold is rated in karats and the price of the wedding ring will depend on the grade of the gold.
An 18K gold ring will cost around N100,000 to about N150,000. This may be quite expensive for some people. If you are on a low budget, you can decide to go for silver rings, which cost between N5,000 and N35,000 and this will also depend on the weight and finishing of the ring.
2. THE WEDDING GOWN: every bride wants the best wedding gown, but it is the question to ask is how much does a wedding gown cost in Nigeria? It is possible to get a wedding dress for as low as N8,000. In fact, it was advertised on jumia.com.ng in 2017 for even less. But be aware that wedding gowns can cost so much depending on the design and the brand. The best price of a wedding gown in Nigeria for an average budget is N50,000 to N75,000.
3. THE WEDDING CAKE: A wedding is not complete without the cake. It is what most of the guest look out for at any wedding so you can’t do without the wedding cake at your wedding. The wedding cake cost in Nigeria will be around N30,000 to N70,000. Though you can pay more for this depending on the tiers and icing on the cake. If you are resident in Lagos, you can check on http://www.cakesandcreamng.com/, they have one of the best cake production outfits in the city.
4. THE PHOTOGRAPHER: The wedding day should be a memorable day and so a photographer will be needed to keep the memory for a long time. How much does a wedding photographer cost in Nigeria? You might want to ask. You will be spending nothing less than N60,000 to get a perfect photographer and it is even possible for you to spend more depending on how skillful the photographer is.
You will also need to put in mind that you will be spending additional costs on makeup, wedding venue decoration (if not provided by the event center), wedding venue and a host of other costs.
The cost of wedding in Nigeria as discussed in the article will depend on so many factors. Most importantly the budget of the couple and the economic value of items at the time of wedding. Averagely to have a perfect wedding in Nigeria, it will cost the family about N2 Million and some will even spend more. In all, you need to understand your budget and don’t overdo yourself.