There’s something incredibly special about Indian weddings – a jam packed, colorful, two to three day extravaganza filled with lavish décor, mouth-watering food, dance and loads of relatives you’ve never ever met!
However despite weddings being fun to plan and attend, there’s no escaping from the dreaded wedding budget. It’s no surprise that the cost of an Indian wedding has almost doubled over the last few years.
While executing each and every step of your wedding, you will be highly astonished to realize how much of a simple flower arrangement would cost! And to execute a budget wedding you need to look closely over each and every element of your wedding because an enchanting decor, beautiful wedding attire, an expert catering service, photographers, and gifts come with a hefty price tag.
For all the expectant brides and grooms who are closer to their BIG day, here are 5 tips to help you out Plan a Luxurious Wedding on a Budget.
Host your pre-wedding puja’s or religious ceremonies and parties at home
Anything you spend for your wedding not just for the day but also pre- wedding pooja counts as an expenditure to your wedding budget. Your pre-wedding functions don’t have to be over the top. To begin with, we suggest you invite only your closest friends and relatives. Seek assistance from your relatives and friends to help you with decorations and if need be, song and dance. If your house is too small to hold an event, don’t worry about hosting it at a friend’s or family’s place (that’s what friends are for ❤) or a well equipped venue.
Draft your Financial Situation in Detail
Finance is one of the important elements for any party, ceremony or event. For organizing a successful event you should be backed up with the necessary funds to arrange the wedding of your dreams. Compartmentalize each and every segment of your wedding and attach an expected/ maximum budget to them.
Get married on a weekday
It’s a fact that some venues charge extra for a weekend wedding? The season also makes a difference. Summer is the peak wedding season with Spring coming in at a close second. So we suggest you have your wedding on a week day.
Book a Musician
Music is an important part of a wedding and instead of hiring a band or a DJ for the full night, book a musician for the early hours of the reception. Then, you can switch to a curated playlist that a trusted friend or family member can manage.
We suggest that this little trick can cut your entertainment budget in half!
Choose a unique venue
Choose a venue with a theme already set so you spend less on decorations. Think art museums, botanical gardens, and heritage homes that are already well decorated from entrance to the halls and all you have to do is adapt to the theme.
Just remember that an expensive wedding doesn’t mean or guarantee happiness. You must be in love first, before you get married. ❤
Kalyanamalai wishes you the best!