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Monday, 17 September 2018

Is this Britain's biggest bridezilla? Newlywed spent £70K on five different ceremonies and 13 wedding gowns - and guests who veered from her dress code were CUT from photos

  • Sandra Igwe married her husband in five different weddings costing £70,000 
  • Her first wedding was a huge celebration at her father's home village in Nigeria 
  • The second event was at a hotel in Lagos, which cost guests £2,500 to attend
  • The third was a lavish beach wedding, during which she rowed with staff
  • Number four was a much more simple ceremony at a registry office in Coventry 
  • Her last wedding was a big celebration at Grovesnor House in London 
A newlywed has been branded 'Britain's biggest bridezilla' after holding five different wedding ceremonies during which she wore 13 dresses.
Sandra Igwe, who married the same man five times, spent £70,000 in total on her wedding celebrations.
The first two ceremonies were held in Nigeria, at a cost of around £2,500 to each guest - one of whom had to take out a loan in order to attend.  
Speaking on This Morning, Sandra said she doesn't feel guilty about expecting people to attend multiple ceremonies, because they should want to be there for her at such a 'significant' time.
She also told how she instructed guests off the dance floor at one ceremony in order to watch her and her new husband dancing, and that those who failed to stick to her dress code were not included in her wedding photos.  
But her remarks were slammed by This Morning viewers on Twitter, with some calling her 'greedy' and 'vulgar'.
Sandra Igwe, who married the same man five times, has spent £70,000 on getting married. She doesn't feel guilty about her guests spending thousands, as she thinks they should want to attend. Pictured: Sandra at her fifth and final wedding at Grovesnor House in London
Sandra Igwe, who married the same man five times, has spent £70,000 on getting married. She doesn't feel guilty about her guests spending thousands, as she thinks they should want to attend. Pictured: Sandra at her fifth and final wedding at Grovesnor House in London
She decided to have so many weddings because she found she wanted so many different things that wouldn't fit into one day. Pictured: Sandra and her  husband at their fifth and final wedding at Grovesnor House in London
She decided to have so many weddings because she found she wanted so many different things that wouldn't fit into one day. Pictured: Sandra and her  husband at their fifth and final wedding at Grovesnor House in London
Mrs Igwe said she'd always dreamed of having the perfect wedding, but found she wanted so many different things that one day simply wasn't enough.
She explained: 'From a young age us girls plan the biggest day of our lives so when the time came I wanted to have the perfect wedding. I thought, ''I want it here, I want it there and there,'' and I thought, ''Why cant I have what I always dreamed of?'
Her first wedding took place in her father's home village in Nigeria, and her second was a huge party in a hotel in Lagos, costing guests £2,500 to attend.
But she doesn't feel guilty for making her loved ones fork out to attend her weddings, saying: 'If you care about somebody, you love them, then why would you not be there for such a significant day in their life? So I don't feel guilty. 
Guests had to pay £2.500 each to attend her first two weddings in Nigeria. Pictured: Sandra at her second wedding in Nigeria
Guests had to pay £2.500 each to attend her first two weddings in Nigeria. Pictured: Sandra at her second wedding in Nigeria
Her fourth wedding was the most low key of them all as she had a ceremony at a registry office, but many of her guests to refused attend because they'd been to too many. Pictured: Sandra and her husband and daughter at their registry office ceremony in Coventry
Her fourth wedding was the most low key of them all as she had a ceremony at a registry office, but many of her guests to refused attend because they'd been to too many. Pictured: Sandra and her husband and daughter at their registry office ceremony in Coventry
Her first wedding at her father's home village at Nigeria left some of her guests in debt. Pictured: Sandra and her husband after their first wedding in Nigeria
Her first wedding at her father's home village at Nigeria left some of her guests in debt. Pictured: Sandra and her husband after their first wedding in Nigeria
'I would do the same, I have done the same so I think it's fine.'
She told how during the hotel party she kicked her guests off the dancefloor so they could watch her and her new husband dance all night, and she refused to let those who hadn't followed the strict blue and silver colour scheme pose for any of her wedding photos.
Her third wedding was on a beach and she argued with the videographer about the shots he was taking of them, expecting the waves of the sea to be in a perfect position in the background.
For her fourth wedding she had a much more low key ceremony in a registry office in Coventry, and was furious when many of her family and friends refused to attend because they'd been to so many of her celebrations already.
Her third wedding was on abeach and she argued with the videographer because they didn't get the shot she wanted. Pictured: Sandra and her husband after marrying on the beach
Her third wedding was on abeach and she argued with the videographer because they didn't get the shot she wanted. Pictured: Sandra and her husband after marrying on the beach
Sandra said she got everything she wanted and is thrilled with how her wedding turned out. Pictured: Sandra on ITV's This Morning on Monday
Sandra said she got everything she wanted and is thrilled with how her wedding turned out. Pictured: Sandra on ITV's This Morning on Monday
Her last big day was a lavish white wedding at Grosvenor House in London, for which she had 13 bridesmaids and two wedding gowns. 
She made her guests learn an elaborate dance routine for the reception, which they ultimately did not perform it because the bride turned up four hours late.
Mrs Igwe says she is thrilled with how her weddings turned out, saying: 'Honestly they were everything I've ever imagined. Before I met my husband I told my friends I'm going to get married in Nigeria in December and I did it. Everything I wanted happened.'
She claimed she has made up with most of the friends and family she fell out with over her bridezilla actions, but refused to say how many she hadn't reconciled with.
Her story was slammed by This Morning viewers on Twitter (pictured), with some calling her 'greedy' and 'vacuous'
Her story was slammed by This Morning viewers on Twitter (pictured), with some calling her 'greedy' and 'vacuous'
Her story was criticised by This Morning viewers, with one tweeting: 'Britain's biggest bridezilla what's wrong with wanting a simple wedding these days.'
'Bridezilla.. Her husband needs a medal...' another posted.
A third posted: 'Wow! Really glad I'm not friends with Bridezilla. It's not the money I'd have to spend it's that she's vile !'
'Just greed and vulgar,' another wrote. 

2 comments:

  1. Empty-headed as vacuous and self-centred as twisted. She'll be a burden on the state in two years!

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  2. Spend all that money, plus the fuss and worry of all that planning, just so she can get "layed" again by the same guy. What a waste of resources.

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