Tiwa Savage and hubby make first post-wedding outing + How their traditional wedding gulped N30million

It’s barely 72 hours since Tiwa Savage and Tunj Balogun got married but they are back to work.
They were spotted at the premiere of the MTV Shuga TV series which held at Silverbird Cinemas yesterday, November 26, 2013.
Meanwhile, NET is reporting that their November 23 traditional wedding ceremony  may have gulped nothing less than N30m. See the breakdown below:

Starting with the invitation cards,
looking at the design and artwork, one would know that a lot of money
must have been put into the design and duplication. 500 pieces of
the package costing an average of N5000 each amounts to N2.5million.
Courier company, Compton Green Express delivered the bag to the guests,
and that’s a service that the couple would have had to pay for too.

Except for a few glitches, it was a well-organized wedding by the bespoke wedding design and planning outfit, The Wedding Company. 
A former client of the company tells NET that the company’s fee is related to the details and how classy the clients wants it.
For Tiwa/Tee-Billz, putting down a staggering figure of N6million to achieve a memorable day wasn’t a problem at all.
 Uche Majekodunmi’s Newton and David were
hired to do the decorations of the hall, they were paid N2m for tuning up the ambience of the hall.
The venue of the wedding, Ark Vicinity
in Lekki,cost N3.5million whilr the
beautiful white and creamy Tiwa/Tee-Billz wedding cake costs well over
All sorts of drinks were available, from soft
drinks, to beer, spirits, wines, to champagnes; all totaling up to N5m
with food inclusive.
Unlike other traditions, the ceremonial
gifts in the Yoruba tradition is usually not so expensive. The family
brought a lot of food stuff which included tubers of yam, plantain,
garri, etc. Boxes of clothing items were also presented amongst others;
all of these totaling up to N800, 000 including the bride price which
was not disclosed.
Through the course of the entire
wedding, the couple had a change of clothes three different times. Not
only did they change clothes, shoes and accessories were also changed.
Parents, family and close friends were also catered for as they almost
all dressed uniformly in the gold-coloured lace aso-ebi. The clothing
items on the couple, parents and family, may well cost between a million
to 1.5million, accessories inclusive.
Private security company, ‘Bold Events
were in charge at the venue and the cost of security from the
company could be up to N500k.
Table of cost by NET calculation  Amount (N)
Wedding planner 6m
The bride price and Ceremonial gift 800k
Clothing items 1.5m
Wedding invitation cards + delivery 3m
Food and refreshment 5m
Event venue 3.5m
Decorations 2m
King Sunny Ade’s performance fee 5m
MC’s fee 1m
Security 500k
Cake 2m
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