Thursday, 11 December 2014

Planning a wedding on a tight budget?

Planning a wedding on a budget? Come in here.

  1. Do not get carried by the wedding paparazzi on the internet/instagram. Your marriage is more important than the wedding day.
  2. Please do not borrow.
  3. Don't shy away from those who want to help.
  4. Keep your guest list to the barest minimum. Do not send wedding invites on facebook. You don't even need wedding invitation cards. Decide the number of guests you can cater to, make a guest list and make sure to invite not more than 3/4 of the number.
  5. Make a budget and ensure you don't exceed.
  6. Fix a work day. Not many people would love owambe to the extent of turning up by 9am on a Monday morning.
  7. Don't invite people too early so the gist wouldn't circulate.
  8. Think of a court marriage. It's cheaper than a church wedding.
  9. You can have a private "court" marriage. The registry official conduct the ceremony at the venue of your choice. This is more expensive than the general court marriage. You can alter the program to suit you, like have your pastor preach.
  10. Host guests once by having a very intimate parlour traditional wedding and invite your guests to the wedding reception; Combine the wedding reception with the traditional wedding; Or combine the private introduction and traditional ceremonies.
  11. Have a loved one who love cooking or can cook for that many people? Have her help out, get people to help her cook and serve afterwards.
  12. It's more convenient to have professionals cook and your people help out. There are some women, Olopo in yoruba, who don't charge much to cook.
  13. You can consider serving food in take-away packs.
  14. You are not mandated to serve all the foods eaten on earth. If it's only jollof rice and beef you can conveniently afford, please serve it. Anyone that wants Chinese should buy or make at here. Share the recipe HERE.
  15. Do not bother about souvenir or aso-ebi.
  16. Host the ceremonies at a venue you wouldn't pay to use like your home or church.
  17. Have loved ones clean up after the event.
  18. Have a loved one, church member,..., compere the ceremonies.
  19. Have your church choir be the band for the events.
  20. Rent or lend a wedding gown/aso-oke.
  21. If you're yoruba, you don't have to do the aso-oke outfit, you can make iro and buba from lace. The gele and ipele from aso-oke.
  22. Use shoes, purses and other accessories you already own.
  23. We all have that friend that makes up very well, have her make you up.
  24. Thank God you can change your rings, you don't have to buy diamonds now. Manage cheap rings for now.
  25. Choose simple designs of cakes and make sure not to exceed a certain budget on it.
  26. Honeymoon? Your home is filled with milk and honey in Jesus' name.
  27. An event planner can get you good deals. Need one? Call me *winks*
I should stop here. It depends on your budget, all the tips may not apply to you. Please feel free to add your tips or say hello. I'll do a post soon on how to host classy events. Thanks for reading. Much love, Anuoluwapo. 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more with you Anu. Again, if u spent a million dollars on a wedding it still might not be enough so just stay within ur budget & make moderation ur watchword.

Eniwealth said...

Funny and yet interesting. I don't like very loud weddings, but not as low key as this one.
I am not sure, I want to hold a bouquet for my wedding, -it's a waste of money if you ask me.
If there'll be cake, I want plenty cupcakes on a beautiful stand to display them and they'll be strictly for kids. No cutting of the cake.
I don't want ring bearer and little bride. What do they add to the event other than cutie-cutie yummness? My maid of honor can hold the rings.
Bridal train, is also a waste if you ask me, just for photo cuteness.
I want a wedding dress that can be worn to other events later. I mean like a two way dress, that I can detach some parts from, say sleeves, ball or whatever.
These are the few points I can think of right now.

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Anuoluwapo said...

Saw a post on facebook where someone was asking if a 200k wedding can be achieved. That's why I came up with this. Hopefully classy but moderate wedding tips would be up soon.
Thanks Eni

olawuyi adejoke said...

Nice one anu,no matter how much u spend On ur wedding it can not be rated as the best.cut your coat according to your Cloth not your size.

Riike said...

Nice one, don't use up your savings on wedding but if you have some money, don't have an mgbeke wedding

Anonymous said...

IMO, Moderation is key.
Karen.

Anuoluwapo said...

:d thank you

Anuoluwapo said...

Lmao. What's mgbeke though?

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you Karen

Riike said...

Event planner of life

Anuoluwapo said...

Awa niyen :d