We Made about N500k at our Wedding: Nigerian Couple who Married in a Small Way Reveals, They Had only 20 IVs

We Made about N500k at our Wedding: Nigerian Couple who Married in a Small Way Reveals, They Had only 20 IVs

  • A Nigerian man, Ademola Adebusoye, who had a small wedding event has advised intending couples to do what they can afford
  • The digital marketer and talent manager shared with Legit.ng how his small wedding to his heartthrob, Titilope Adebusoye, all went down
  • According to Ademola, they only printed 20 wedding invitation cards but made about N500k after all the spraying on the dance floor

Shying away from the glamourous and loud manner most Nigerian wedding events are known for, a couple decided to get married in a rather small occasion.

Ademola Adebusoye and his sweetheart, Titilope Adebusoye, tied the knot in 2020 in Lagos and he expressed gladness at the choice of a small wedding, advising prospective couples in a recent tweet that they should cut their coats according to their sizes.

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Small wedding, Nigerian couple, Titilope Adebusoye, Adebusoye Ademola
Ademola said only 20 wedding IVs were printed for their wedding Photo Credit: @iamthatgeorge
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Ademola reveals why they did a small wedding

In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng's Victor Duru, Ademola said that at that time they intended to settle down, they lacked the needed financial wherewithal.

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According to him, they could have done an elaborate wedding despite not having enough cash - as both of them were working then - but he didn't want them to spend all their earnings on a wedding.

"So at the time we were ready to get married there wasn't really any cash at hand... However I was earning as I had a job - she was working too...
"But we I didn't want us to spend all our earnings on the wedding, she wanted a big wedding, not really big but bigger than I was suggesting.
"So I had to concede on some things like her wedding dresses - had to be made to what she wanted, '' he stated.

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The most expensive during their wedding was the hall

Doing a rundown of the cost of their wedding, the talent manager said the most expensive thing during their wedding occasion was the hall which cost about N300k.

In keeping to their choice of a small wedding, they printed only 20 invitation cards but they had about 200 guests at their reception.

"We didn't do church wedding. We did court on Thursday and then engagement and reception on a Saturday. We eventually had up to 200 guests (my wife's parents did photocopy of IV (Laughs)."

Ademola shares their regret about the wedding

When asked if he had any regrets looking back on the occasion, Ademola said the only thing they regret was not sticking to the IVs.

He said:

"We have no regrets whatsoever. In fact we wished we had done strictly by IV, that way we would have gotten a way smaller hall and the same quality of people. Notice I said quality of people and not quantity of people. We haven't seen 98% of people who came to our wedding before the wedding, we haven't seen them after the wedding either."

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Couple who spent only N20, 500 for their small wedding

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man who had a small wedding had revealed that he didn't spend more than N20, 500.

Chris shared photos from his small white wedding occasion which took place on February 4 on Twitter and revealed that he spent a total of N20,500 - he paid a statutory fee of N15, 500 and gave the registrar a 'drink money' of N5, 000.

According to Chris, the court wedding was followed up with a private reception that had only 10 guests, including him and his wife.

He revealed that the reception guests were specifically immediate family members as he wanted a private wedding.

Source: Legit.ng

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Victor Duru (Editor) Victor Duru is a Reuters-trained award-winning journalist with over 4 years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a B.Sc in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a human interest editor, strategic content creator, freelancer and a Google-certified digital marketer. His work has been featured on US news media Faith It. He can be reached via victor.duru@corp.legit.ng

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