List Showing GHC100k Budget for Wedding Stirs Massive Debate on Social Media

List Showing GHC100k Budget for Wedding Stirs Massive Debate on Social Media

- A wedding estimate posted by a man has got many people talking on social media

- Many said the cost for an event that is just for a day is ridiculous when there are cheaper options

- While some said that the list places much premium on unnecessary things, others stated they would marry with way lesser

A wedding estimate showing that the event would cost N7,212,267,50 has stirred an interesting conversation around how much intending couples should spend or not.

In the said list, the venue for 800 guests would be taking a whopping sum of N1,720,200 rent fee. Out of the whole budget, N282,000 will be for the decoration.

List showing N7.2m cost for marriage ceremony stuns social media, DJ's pay is N188k
A man shared a list with a wedding estimate and many people thronged his comment section to rant about the cost. Photo source: @JIMI4
Source: Twitter

To make the event stress-free, an event planner will be involved at the great cost of 319,600. Souvenirs for the guest will gulp N1,880,000.

Both MC and the DJ will get the same amount of N188,000 each. A live band, perhaps for the afterparty will be costing the couple N199,750.

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It should, however, be noted that the list may have been self-generated, and could not verify if they were used for an actual wedding or not.

See the full list below:

As at the time of writing this report, the post has gathered over 2,000 likes with hundreds of comments on the bird app.

Below are some of the reactions:

@custardactivist said:

When you can send town crier to announce that you are both married & should henceforth be referred to as "Mr & Mrs'".

@_fyshe said:

"Marriage that’ll still crash after 1 year. Make everybody rest."

@lavender7_jummy said:

"Make everybody go sit down. Buy me an expensive ring. Forget gown. Wear normal cloth, call momci and pops. Let's go to church. Join and getat."

@UCHIZY_ asked:

"What did they need live band for? Can the MC not sing?"

@tohchukwu said:

"When you can do small wedding at ikoyi registry and use the balance to buy lexus."

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@builtbycharles replied:

"Who de do this type of wedding suppose don get that Lexus and de live for his/her own house for Lagos."

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man who served garri and fish as refreshment at his wedding reception revealed how much it cost him.

In a response to his viral wedding reception, the man with the Twitter handle @TheBopDaddy said his event planner suggested they include garri and fish in the menu.


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