7 Practical Ways to Plan a Beautiful Frugal Wedding
Not everyone wants the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’. If you want a beautiful yet frugal wedding, you have come to the right place. There are a number of ways to keep the wedding budget under control, like finding a beautiful yet cost-efficient wedding venue. Read on for more tips.
#1 Go for an Off-Season Wedding
The weddings planned during the ‘wedding season’ come with huge price tags. Consider an off-season wedding date. The venues would usually have more openings during the off-season. They may even be willing to negotiate a lower price if the demand during your wedding date is low.
#7 Keep a Slim Guest List
Try to keep the guest list small. Adding even 20 extra guests could add up to thousands of rupees on food, drinks, seating, and accommodation.
Start with immediate family and closest friends. Then add only those guests you feel must be absolutely included. Don’t feel obligated to invite everyone you know.
#3 Plan Preparations with Family and Friends
One of the fun wedding ideas on a budget is to include your family and friends in the wedding preparations. Some friends might know certain vendors and help you get a good deal. Some may volunteer to offer free services as a wedding gift.
For example, request a photographer friend to shoot your wedding as a wedding present. Ask someone good with make-up and styling to help you dress up instead of hiring a makeup artist.
#4 Compare Prices of Banquet Halls
There was a time when you had to physically visit each banquet hall to inquire about its price and services.Now, it has become easier to find the perfect banquet hall. Compare the prices of several banquet halls on different booking platforms. Check who is offering the best price for the services you want and negotiate as much as you can.
Thorough research can reveal many affordable wedding venues you can choose from.
#5 Be Smart with Décor Options
Flowers do make the venue look pretty but they are not necessarily the only décor option. And they can be really expensive.
There are many interesting wedding decorations that you can use instead of flowers. Light fixtures, wooden installations, linens and candles can create a beautiful ambience.
If you are still keen on having flowers, go for fake flowers. Avoid wedding flowers like roses and orchids, and opt for cheaper options.
#6 Go for Digital Invites
Forego paper invitations. You can send digital wedding invites through social media. You can even email them or send through WhatsApp.
Another cheap wedding idea would be to create a wedding website and request your guests to RSVP through that.
#7 Rent, Don’t Buy
If you hate the idea of spending a fortune on a dress you would wear for just one night, renting is the way to go.
It would be a much cheaper and smarter option. It is better than shelling out big bucks just to store the wedding dress for the rest of your life in a box.
These simple wedding ideas on a budget will give you the wedding dream of your choice. That too, without breaking your bank.
Rishi Kamra works with Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace. He has over a decade of experience in the hospitality and event management industry which allows him to create value-driven content for his readers. Travelling and photography are his two passions and in his free time, he enjoys working with the youth of his city by volunteering his time and mentoring young adults.