Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Having a budget wedding is nothing to be ashamed of



I often wonder why many couples often find it difficult to accept that they had a wedding on a budget.

Budget weddings can be explained in two ways:

1. Small guestlist and a small wedding budget.

2. Small guestlist and a large wedding budget. 

Either ways, it is a budget wedding because of the limited number of guests. These days, be it a budget wedding or not, weddings are expensive because vendors are expensive, even the upcoming ones. 

Vendors now charge what they feel they are worth and we cannot blame them, especially not with the situation of things in the Nigerian Economy.


I had a budget wedding that still gulped about two million naira. And I did not use famous vendors neither did I go above my budget nor wanted extravagant things or did anything in excess.

It is just the reality of weddings these days. 

Whether you had a budget wedding or an extravagant wedding, the bottom line is that you got married to the man or woman of your dreams. It doesn't make you lesser than those who had bigger weddings. 

It is frustrating for me because, whenever I try to interview a couple who I knew had a small wedding, just for the sole purpose of educating the general public that you can still have a small and intimate wedding to save cost and still be happy, they blatantly refuse and deny that their wedding was a budget wedding. It is nothing to be ashamed of. 

In light of this, I will be breaking down the expenses for my own wedding in my next post. Hopefully, this will help others be more open about their wedding expenses so that we can achieve a bigger goal.


Olamide~ The Heiress

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