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Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Vivienne01(f): 8:28pm On Aug 25, 2016
Please can I get a good decorator in Owerri within the budget of 100k to 150k for an upcoming wedding. It's Urgent
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by gstuntzz: 10:07am On Aug 26, 2016
Hi Viv, How are you? I will advice you to visit ogavenue.com.ng or search for it on google and give a call. They will handle all about your event on request for you seamlessly . You can ask me any question here.
Vivienne01:
Please can I get a good decorator in Owerri within the budget of 100k to 150k for an upcoming wedding. It's Urgent
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Vivienne01(f): 10:20pm On Aug 26, 2016
gstuntzz:
Hi Viv, How are you? I will advice you to visit ogavenue.com.ng or search for it on google and give a call. They will handle all about your event on request for you seamlessly . You can ask me any question here.
Hi, i'm doing good. Thanks for the referral. I've seen the site but it seems they handle basically event locations.
Actually, I have a location already. All I need is a vendor that's into event decoration in Owerri.
Thank you. Hope you are doing great as well?
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by opatolad(f): 5:27pm On Sep 14, 2016
Vivienne01:
Please can I get a good decorator in Owerri within the budget of 100k to 150k for an upcoming wedding. It's Urgent
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Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by tutulicious(f): 8:31pm On Sep 28, 2016
Good day please can I get contact of an event decorator in Ishiagu ivo LGA in Ebonyi state?
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Francesokpala(f): 9:31am On Sep 30, 2016
Hi everyone
Please I need a good judgemental advice..
I'm currently in Abuja and my wedding is on October in Abuja too
My friends are actually far from me nd I don't have friends in Abuja for my bridal train and most of them
Are demanding Transport fare ...pls how do I handle this issue...thanks. .
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Rocktation(f): 10:31am On Sep 30, 2016
Francesokpala:
Hi everyone
Please I need a good judgemental advice..
I'm currently in Abuja and my wedding is on October in Abuja too
My friends are actually far from me nd I don't have friends in Abuja for my bridal train and most of them
Are demanding Transport fare ...pls how do I handle this issue...thanks. .

Your train can be made up of anybody. No one would really care to know if they're actually your real friends. Hubby's friends, sis, neighbours or church members can fill in for you. Neither do they even need to be many. 5, 4 would be fine. Some people make do with only their chief bridesmaid even. It isn't enough to stop your day from being.

True friends wouldn't put financial or any kind of strain on you and must find a way to be there, buh you really can't force it, if they truly cannot be there and you can't cover their travelling expenses. So if you can, get your chief BM there and let anybody fill in for others. Otherwise, just try to enjoy your day.

Btw, have they sewn the attires, that they're demanding for t-fare now?
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Francesokpala(f): 10:54am On Sep 30, 2016
Yes I have
And transport fare is becoming an issue
Besides I bought and about to sew
Thanks
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by shollyblingzy: 2:35pm On Sep 30, 2016
Francesokpala:
Hi everyone
Please I need a good judgemental advice..
I'm currently in Abuja and my wedding is on October in Abuja too
My friends are actually far from me nd I don't have friends in Abuja for my bridal train and most of them
Are demanding Transport fare ...pls how do I handle this issue...thanks. .

are you the one buying and sewing the dresses on your own account , or they are paying for it?, but i still do not understand why they should put the cost of tfare on you, good friends assists financially and never adds to the financial pressure of a bride, or maybe they believe you are making the whole money over there in abuja
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Francesokpala(f): 3:31pm On Sep 30, 2016
Yes I'm paying for everything because I wanted to reduce cost for dem especially now tinz are hard
So I decided I will gladly give out the dresses out
But for transport fare I cannot afford it
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by shollyblingzy: 4:12pm On Sep 30, 2016
Francesokpala:
Yes I'm paying for everything because I wanted to reduce cost for dem especially now tinz are hard
So I decided I will gladly give out the dresses out
But for transport fare I cannot afford it


ohhh, now i see reason why they are requesting for t.fare, cos they believed that you have the resources. if it had been the case that you asked them to pay for their dresses and they complained to you that they do not have, that is understandable, but becos you opted to take the cost of their dresses upon your self, their thought is that you are capable as well for the tfare, thats where the mistake came from. well, as far as I am concerned, with the way things are now that you have already bought their materials and about to sew, i would advise that you send the tfare to them. but assuming you have not bought their material now, it would have been a different case, then i would have advised you use chief bride maid alone and ignore the rest. jst send the tfare to them, to allow you concentrate on other things for the wedding. but some friends no get sympathy at all oooo, welll can't say anything now, maybe they dont have a source of income, but if they are actually earning, that one wey dey dey do no good at all na, they should be a burden bearer and not burden imposers. you dey try ooo, for bearing the whole cost of the dress upon yourself, I dont think i can do such anyway angry , very annoying, from close friends for that matter, whaooo, thats wield to me sha, may God continue to help you and us all Amen

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Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by reasonwitme: 7:48pm On Sep 30, 2016
have u sown their clothes, if not approach any close girls around to stand in.but if u have made their clothes already, find a way to convince them.
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Seungid1(f): 10:39am On Oct 01, 2016
Francesokpala:
Yes I have
And transport fare is becoming an issue
Besides I bought and about to sew
Thanks
Since you've not sown the clothes, get ladies from your church, work place, or neighbors to stand in. Even if they are unemployed, if they really want to attend your wedding, they will come. Ignore them, they are not good friends.
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by igstars(f): 7:20pm On Oct 01, 2016
Seungid1:

Since you've not sown the clothes, get ladies from your church, work place, or neighbors to stand in. Even if they are unemployed, if they really want to attend your wedding, they will come. Ignore them, they are not good friends.

I support...
Besides if they're really your friends they'll find a way to be there with you.... Bridesmaids or not.
Please use other people abeg....
After wedding comes other demands..
Re: Your Questions On Wedding Planning Answered! by Omaka2000(m): 7:50am On Oct 06, 2016
Rocktation:
To your other questions Yvete;

Definitely, budgeting should be among the first smart things to do. If not the very first, should be somewhere between announcing to your folks, friends and picking a date. I've known a few who weren't solvent enough, that picked a date and then waited on a prayer, only to be disappointed in the end, and felt really embarrassed before their friends.

There are several options to creating a wedding budget that you can afford;
1. Folks can decide to contribute a specific amount, and then the couple decides on a wedding budget and makes up any difference themselves. 2. Folks can say that they want to pay for specific items such as the bride's attire, the catering or the wines. The couple then has to figure out how to pay for everything else.
3. The couple can set a budget and then ask to split it evenly. This way, the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom, can each contribute N500000, for a total of a N2,000,000 wedding budget. This is not a bad idea at all for fams, where the parents have split.

Then, depending on your area and taste/class (if you know what I mean), budgeting about N1,500 (for an average Naija wedding oo) per wedding guest will give you a good start. This allows for about N750 a head for catering, and the remaining N750 goes towards everything else – flowers, attire, etc. Of course, if you are only having 10 guests, you may have trouble paying for everything else with only N7500, but it is a good point to start. This starting point fits with the general rule of the more guests, the more formal and lavish the wedding.

So to figure out a basic wedding budget, you can start off by using a basic budget planning worksheet to figure out the basics. Don't get fuddled just yet. cheesy Here's what one should look like;

Your Total Budget ___________

Expenses;

Ceremony
Location fee, officiant fee, marriage licence, musician's fees, ring pillows____________
Reception
Reception Site, Food, Drinks, Rentals, Cake, Favors____________
Attire
Dress, Headpiece/veil, undergarments and hosiery, shoes, accessories, jewelry, hair and makeup, Groom's Tuxedo or Suit, shoes, bow tie, cuff links, studs, suspenders____________
Rings
Yours and Groom's rings, engraving____________
Flowers
Ceremony, bride's bouquet, maid-of-honor and bridesmaid bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, centerpieces, flower-girl basket e.t.c.____________
Music
Ceremony Musicians, Band and/or DJ, cocktail hour musicians, sound system rental____________
Photography
Photographer and Videographer's fees, albums, additional prints, disposable cameras for candids____________
Transportation
Transportation for wedding party, guest shuttle and/or parking attendants____________
Stationery
Invitations, response cards, thank you notes, postage, calligraphy, guest book____________
Gifts
Bridesmaid and groomsmen, parents, welcome baskets for out-of-town guests.

Put the amounts you consider fit or that you already know (e.g cost of the hall rental), against these first (individually and then sum them up), even though their total sum might spill over your intended round figure. And then you make adjustments, so they can fit your plan. For instance, 150 chairs can be reduced to prolly 140, cos exactly 150 people might not attend, or you can trust children and even some adults, to not wanna be held down on a spot, by no force in this world. Lol. As well, you can ask other brides around you, what they spent on vendors to figure out if these numbers you fix are realistic, or need to be adjusted.

Again, adjustment of your budget numbers should only reflect your priorities. While it is likely that you may die to have a photographer from mars, you could be a hundred percent certain that you would die and kill to have that J-lo's kind of wedding dress.

Lastly, you still have to try saving on your wedding budget. You're going to have to do more than just reducing those things you need, by actually crossing off the excesses. I mean, while it may sound wonderful to serve Rice and Soup, it isn't exactly brilliant to serve Jollof, White Rice, Coconut Rice, Fried Rice, Rice Pudding, Puffed Rice and any other miraculous Rice alongside only Egusi soup with eba. You could even trim your wedding guest list, save money on the church decorations, ask recently married friends how much they used and paid for stuff, ask friends in the wedding industry to help you out; giving discounts where possible and even change the day of the week to maybe having the observance on a week night! cheesy


If these numbers still do not work out, ask or remind yourself of what's really important to you. Perhaps it's better to have a small wedding now, and then renew your wedding vows in two, five or ten years when you can or might have been able to save for the big party.

Once you've set a budget, stick to it. It's easier to say than do, I know. But an important thing it is, to do in all.

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