Indian weddings can be a colossal way to drain your wallet if not mapped out correctly. Everyone wants a dream wedding, but going bankrupt after the event surely isn’t their aim. Indian weddings extend over a period of three days and are packed with numerous traditional and cultural ceremonies, a vast food menu and uncountable guests. Therefore, instead of going all out on your wedding party, choose cost efficient methods to save some money and still have an extravagant and heavenly wedding!
CUT DOWN ON THE EXTENDED FAMILY: – Invite only your close relatives and not the extended families. For instance, the in-laws of your best friend, the plus one’s of your relatives which included the members of their in-law’s extended family. This will surely save you some plates and money.
ONE VENUE: – It is a routine practice of Indians to choose different venues for various wedding ceremonies. This increases your transport cost and rent for the copious number of venues. In contrast to this, choose one unique venue and celebrate all the wedding events there. Decorate this venue exquisitely and still have some money saved for your honeymoon!
RELATIVES TO THE RESCUE: – Remember your distant cousin who has a lit playlist and consistently wanted to be a DJ? Ask him/her to pump up the wedding party for the eve. It will surely cost you less than a professional sound master. You can also consider seeking for the relative or friend who snaps decent pictures for the big day.
HOMELY VENUE: – One of the premier schemes to saving money on a venue is having your wedding at your own home. It might not sound appealing but with some dainty decoration, your home won’t be any less than a costly wedding venue. Now that you won’t have to pay any rent for the venue, you will be able to spend on other details of the wedding!
HIRE A WEDDING ORGANISER: – ‘Wedding planners are more costly’, it’s high time that we bust this myth now. Hiring a wedding organizer will relieve you from the wedding stress and allow you to have a gala time at your wedding. A genuine wedding organization will respect your budget and present to you a marvelous party within the funds.
RENT IT AWAY: – Craving to wear a stunning wedding dress and matching jewelry does not mean you have to buy it. Rent a jaw-dropping wedding dress and jewelry! Consider browsing some consignment or local stores for a flabbergasting deal.
GO OFF SEASON: – In India, the crucial months designated as the ‘wedding season’ are August, September and October. During this time, it becomes more costly to book venues, catering services and wedding planners. One often has to pay more to get the best deal. Therefore, ditch this time span and have a beautiful spring or summer wedding at a splendid destination. Not only will you save money, your guest list will be eager to attend your off-season wedding when they pine for a matrimony!
These cost efficient methods will make sure you save money and have a fantasy wedding ceremony !