Daily Mail UK newspaper reports on lavish weddings of super-rich Nigerians in London

Elohor Elizabeth Aisien and Betty Irabor in the interview agreed that London has become a wedding destination choice for super-rich elite Nigerians

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Popular wedding planner Elohor Elizabeth Aisien of Prive Luxury Events and Genevieve Magazine founder, Betty Irabor recently had an exclusive interview with Eamonn and Ruth Langsford - hosts of Channel 5 documentary : 'How The Other Half Lives'.

Ruth visits a Vera Wang shop with wedding planner Elizabeth Aisien, far left. While there, a jeweller, second from left, brings diamond earrings, pictured front right, for Elizabeth to chose on behalf of her rich client  play

Ruth visits a Vera Wang shop with wedding planner Elizabeth Aisien, far left. While there, a jeweller, second from left, brings diamond earrings, pictured front right, for Elizabeth to chose on behalf of her rich client 

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Aisien and Irabor in the interview agreed that London has become a wedding destination choice for super-rich elite Nigerians.

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These wealthy couples could blow a fortune on their weddings, spending up to '£100,000 on a designer wedding dress to £150,000 on alcohol and £475,000 on diamond jewellery'.

A model tries on a Vera Wang wedding gown worth £100,000, such dresses are in demand with Nigerian brides play

A model tries on a Vera Wang wedding gown worth £100,000, such dresses are in demand with Nigerian brides

(Daily Mail)

 

With London's biggest hotels such as The Dorchester, Landmark Hotel and Claridge's booked as wedding venues by planners for as high as £12,500 exclusive of catering and VAT, for the upper class Nigerians.

According to Aisien, Kensington Palace has become another favourite for Nigerians.

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Champagnes are served in most of these weddings where over a thousand guests are invited. This means each guest gets a bottle of champagne. Collectively these wealthy families splash over £150,000 on booze.

Thousands are spent on Nigerians weddings, like the one pictured on the Channel 5 documentary play

Thousands are spent on Nigerians weddings, like the one pictured on the Channel 5 documentary

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Wedding guests may get to leave with gift bags worth £6,000 from these elite weddings compared to affluent weddings in Britain where guests are gifted with chocolates.

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

The luxurious Dorchester hotel is a popular wedding venue for effulgent Nigerian couples play

The luxurious Dorchester hotel is a popular wedding venue for effulgent Nigerian couples

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According to Daily Mail, here's what Aisien and Irabor said in the interview:

"It is not unusual to spend a million. One of the weddings I planned spent £50,000 just on flowers,

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"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."

"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"

A room at the Dorchester decked out for a Nigerian wedding where thousands of guests are invited play

A room at the Dorchester decked out for a Nigerian wedding where thousands of guests are invited

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"The other women want to make a statement, "I wore this diamond, my diamond is bigger than yours", Elizabeth explained.

"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."

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

The Landmark Hotel in London is another popular wedding venue for uber-rich couples play

The Landmark Hotel in London is another popular wedding venue for uber-rich couples

(Daily Mail)

And it's not just food and drink lavished on the guests. 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", Aisien said.

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