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How to plan a classy wedding on a low budget

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If you are planning to get married, there are a lot of things to consider, most especially your budget. This week, three event planners tell us how to plan a classy wedding on a low budget…

 

it possible to stage a classy wedding on a budget less than N1 million’ -ELOHOR AISIEN,  Prive Luxury

elizabeth elohor Is it possible to stage a classy wedding on a low budget?

Yes, it is possible.

How can this be achieved?

It all depends on the couple and their taste. The number of guests coming is another factor they should consider.

They will reduce the guest list to the barest minimum.  Like I said, their taste also matters as well. If they are designer’s freaks, it wouldn’t work out. If they don’t mind patronising any good designer, their budget will work out. There is nothing impossible. They will just have to figure things out.

What is the lowest budget they should have in mind?

I will say N5 million. You will factor all the things listed above into consideration. Is it possible to stage a classy wedding on a budget less than N1 million.

If you have a guest list of 20-50 people. They will have to do it in an open field. For us, we don’t do weddings less than N5 million. By the time you consider the venue, the food, you are already spending more than N2million.

 

PRINCE DUNSIN, The Great Events International Ltd

1-Prince Yinka Dunsin( The Great Events International Ltd IMG-20150904-WA012Is it possible to stage a classy wedding on a low budget?

Yes, it is possible.

How can this be achieved?

Starting from knowing that your guests will not be much, may be from 100 to 250. It must be a low key event. Get vendors you can afford, use minor décor.

What is the lowest budget they should have in mind?

There is no way you can stage a wedding for that amount. If you want a 100 guests, you are giving them a plate of food worth N2,500, that is already N250,000. There is no how you wouldn’t use up to N250,000 for drinks. I handled a surprise birthday party for a client, for tent, chairs, décor, we were already running into N200,000. Food is not yet there, that is why I said it is not possible.

 

KAZEEM ADEBUSOLA, Eighteen’8 Event World

1-adebusola IMG-20150905-WA002Is it possible to stage a classy wedding on a low budget?

It is possible to stage a wedding on a low budget. It can be achieved depending on the number of guests expected, location of event, taste and the planning on ground because, one can spend millions of naira/ dollars and still not achieve the desired result.

The lowest amount can be as low as N800,000 to N2 million depending on the kind of guests expected.

What is the lowest budget they should have in mind?

With less than N1 million one can still get a good result. All depends on the numbers of guests. It also depends on the couples, whether they are interested in an enclosed venue (hall) or a field venue

Expected guests will determine the quantity and varieties of food and drinks to be prepared. Decorations can be limited to the budget, cakes, dresses, accessories, etc can also be limited to the budget. To crown it all, it all depends on strategic planning and capacity of guests to achieving a desired result!

-SHADE WESLEY-METIBOGUN

 

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