So as fun loving Nigerians – i rephrase as excess loving Nigerians – we often want the fairy tale weddings and events. We don’t care that Unicorns don’t exist, we want them at our weddings anyway. Neither do we care that real roses have to be imported along with all the bubbly we intend to serve at the wedding.
Given the above- if you are located in the likes of Lagos – and you are an aspiring socialite you will fall over at the cost of the bills associated with this one day. However many folks have learnt to find some medium of affordability. Meaning you respect yourself when you have 10 degrees in Ikeja money vs when you have Dorchester or Oriental money. Or better yet you just fix a dry season wedding and rent canopy which if care isn’t taken will end up costing close to a hall anyway.
Now the question is who pays for all this? Usually the people that want all these things or even care are the females – the brides or mothers of the couple. So who should pay for the flying unicorns and all the other stuff? Or how much should the bride pay in all this? For me I didn’t pay for any part of my trad – simply on the basis that I could care less about it- in other words my father wanted one and i could care less. The formal – hubby and I put together and sorted ourselves.
This post was inspired by a comment on a BN post
I will be getting married soon and of course wedding planning hv started. I work and my fiancee works too, The calculation for the white wedding is above 2 million and “my hubby to be” requested for 800k as my contribution for the wedding. I hv more dan that to contribute bt sometin tells me its too much for “a bride to be” to contribute. Whats ur advice?
Do you think the groom should have specified an amount for her? If she can pay the amount I don’t see the fuss.
Kindly share your thoughts.