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All You Need to Stage a Classy and Elegant Wedding (1)

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Planning a classy and elegant wedding takes a whole lot of effort and money. ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke with some prominent event planners, decorators and caterers on how to facilitate that kind of wedding without much stress.

 

lizzy IMG-20150917-WA008‘The higher the taste,  the more the money’

– LIZY ADELOKHAI,  Fantasyland Global Services

How much do you think will be needed to stage a classy and elegant wedding?

It depends on the taste of the couple. You have to consider a lot of factors too – the vendors that will be used, the type of décor to consider and the hall. Hall varies in sizes and prices.

The vendors will determine how much will be needed. The higher the taste, the more the money.

What facilities should the venue have for such an event?

Enough parking space, air conditioning, adequate security because of the calibre of guests that will attend. There should be a place for the couple to change. The sitting arrangement must not be choking. Some people do 10 to a table but for a classy and elegant wedding, it should be six or even five. Then, a clean rest room is very important. The event venue must be a place to easily locate.

What are the side attractions that can make a wedding classy?

Music must be good. The MC must know his onions. He should be able to carry the guests along. The crowd must not be bored. The food must go round. Nobody should complain that he didn’t get food to eat. The arrangement of the décor also matters.

What arrangement should be made in the area of décor?

For a classy wedding, there must be adequate planning. The budget is important. The event planner must make sure every aspect of the wedding is properly put in place. There must be constant meeting with the vendors. The event planner should be able to manage the amount for the job.

 

Hotpots IMG_0887‘They must pay attention to details’ 

-BUNMI AHMED,  Hotpots Services

How much do you think will be needed to stage a classy and elegant wedding?

It all depends. You have to consider the hall, the vendors and the décor. They must pay attention to details. For a very elaborate wedding, it might gulp between N15 and N20 million, the couple’s wears inclusive.

What facilities should the venue have for such an event?

Security, good parking space, clean rest room and air conditioner that is effective.

What are the side attractions that can make a wedding classy?

The ushers and their wears must be unique. Special feature such as movable drink stand, a five man local music group that will be at the entrance of the hall welcoming and singing praises of guests to high heavens. This band is different from the main band.

What arrangement should be made in the area of décor?

In such event, you don’t use just a caterer. You need to have like three caterers at different points. There should be more than one course meal. There must be appetizers, main course, dessert, finger foods with exotic drinks. The vendors must stay at strategic points so that everything can go round.

 

Ijeoma IMG-20150917-WA005‘It all depends on the concept’ 

-IJEOMA MARK ABII,  Claud Events and Interior

How much do you think will be needed to stage a classy and elegant wedding?

I can’t give a definite amount. It all depends on the concept. But a classy wedding will run into N5 million or more.

What facilities should the venue have for such an event?

A working air conditioner for the guests, good lighting and ample parking space.

What are the side attractions that can make a wedding classy?

There should be fireworks when the couple are about to cut the cake. There should be disco dance floor, lightings that changes in colour.

What arrangement should be made in the area of décor?

You need a solid event planner that will coordinate other vendors. She is a strategist that makes sure every other vendor performs to expectation.

 

Chinasa 2348036022039‘There should be ample parking space’

– CHINASA IBE,  House of Cheez  Bridal,  Event and Décor

How much do you think will be needed to stage a classy and elegant wedding?

It depends on the capacity of the celebrant. There are some classy and elegant weddings that gulp millions of naira, some take less. It all depends.

Some people spend N5 million, some N20 million. You can spend less than that and get your desired result. And you can spend more than that and still get your desired result.

What facilities should the venue have for such an event?

There should be ample parking space, a conducive environment and air conditioner in perfect order.

What are the side attractions that can make a wedding classy?

The calibre of guests, the unique and expensive souvenirs, the gorgeous décor and lighting.

What arrangement should be made in the area of décor?

It boils down to the colour of the couple. The things in vogue in terms of lighting, sitting arrangement.

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