Daily Mail profiles Lavish Nigerian Weddings with £6,000 Gift Bags & £150,000 Alcohol Budgets

In the same episode, airing tonight at 9pm in the UK, a Nigerian couple, Eamonnand Ruth, share their reception at five star The Dorchester Hotel in London.

Daily Mail reported the quotes from the interview,

On Nigerian Weddings being a ‘Competition’
‘It’s a competition, people want something like “wow, she arrived by plane”. The bride wants to look good and wear the best of everything.’ said Elohor.

As a result, she said brides will pay around £100,000 for a bespoke dress by a designer like Vera Wang and £475,000 on diamond jewellery.

‘The other women want to make a statement, “I wore this diamond, my diamond is bigger than yours”,’ Elohor Elizabeth Aisien explained.

Daily Mail caption: "A bride is pictured walking up the aisle on the show, as wedding planner Elizabeth reveals it's all about making a statement of wealth"

Daily Mail caption: "Five bridesmaids accompanied one Nigerian bride showing how no expense is spared"

Out of This World Booze & Gift Budgets
Elohor added, ‘They will spend the most money on Champagne as you have two to three thousand guests at a traditional Nigerian wedding and they will get a bottle of Champagne each.’

This means at an average Nigerian wedding, £150,000 will be spent on booze.

While at British weddings, attendees may get a token favour like a chocolate, at affluent Nigerian weddings, they will get a gift bag worth £6,000.

Such a bag might contain a £345 perfume, a cashmere scarf worth £350 and a £5,000 watch.

If you’re in the UK, you can catch the episode at 9pm on Channel 5 tonight!

Source: Daily Mail


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