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RECIPE FOR A CLASSY AND  ELEGANT WEDDING (3)

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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.

 

Buchi IMG-20151005-WA007BUCH ELABOR,  make-up artist

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

It depends on a lot of things, the event area, make-up, food and other services. I will say a budget of N3 to N5 million will be okay.

What are the special attractions that will make the wedding classy?

I like when they have surprise dishes  -when there is dessert, ice cream, cookies and chocolate. There should be a wedding coordinator. The coordinator is different from the event planner. She is the one communicating with the bride, taking instruction for the event planner and other service providers. The wedding should extend to the evening, there should be so much fun, people should be able to dance.

What facilities should the venue have?

There should be proper working air-conditioners, ample parking space and enough security. The facility should be spacious.

What special arrangement should be made?

There should be a changing room for the couple. The coordinator should pay attention to details.

 

AjalA IMG-20151003-WA009OLASUNKAMI AJALA, Decorator

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

We cannot put a figure to it. It depends on a lot of things. The expected number of guests will also be put into consideration.

What are the special attractions that will make the wedding classy?

A lot of things! There should be special effects. Some celebrants invite celebrity guests to add colour to the occasion. There shouldn’t be compromise in the decoration.

What facilities should the venue have?

The venue should have good air-conditioner, parking space for the guests and a good event planner.

What special arrangement should be made?

The venue should be available a night before the event or a day before the event. There should be adequate provision for those who will work overnight.

 

FEYINTOLA IKOTUN,  event planner

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

It depends on what you want the wedding to look like. Your purse is another factor to consider. For a classy wedding, you should have nothing less than N3 million. Some halls are expensive depending on the area you are staging the wedding. The bride’s taste is another thing to consider.

What are the special attractions that will make the wedding classy?

The hall décor and lighting should be considered. There should be buffet dessert which should be in the hall. A good MC also. Some celebrants invite dancers in Indian attire. Having a whole goat meet a barbeque in the hall or a big roasted chicken can also be a side attraction.

What facilities should the venue have?

Parking space and security is important. There should be ushers at the entrance to welcome guests. The venue should have a good restroom.

What special arrangement should be made?

You should start planning a month to the wedding.

 

Tobi IMG-20151005-WA000TOBI OSHIPITAN,  confectioner

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

At least N10 million for a classy wedding. An average hall is like N1 to N2 million. The décor, food and drinks is also important. Other service providers will also charge about that amount.

What are the special attractions that will make the wedding classy?

The decoration, the services, in terms of food and drinks.

What facilities should the venue have?

Air conditioner that is working effectively is important. A changing room for the couple and ample parking space.

What special arrangement should be made?

There should be a nice location for the cake table. There should be arrangement for the wedding cake to be shared during the event because most people forget to share their wedding cake.

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