6 Cool Ways To Cut Wedding Costs - Without Looking Cheap!
Weddings are expensive, there’s no denying that. Especially when it’s an Indian wedding - what with the Sabyasachi lehenga, polki jewellery and that fancy venue. Oh and the 2735 guests including Sharma auntys neighbours cousins husband. When aaalll of that is going on, there’s bound to be a black hole in daddy’s wallet! Well, not always. Check out these clever ways to help you save up on your wedding costs:
The Wedding Date
Most wedding venues (and vendors as well) slash their rates and offer good discounts during off-season. Pick a wedding date that falls into this period - plus you won’t have to worry about your fav venue being booked already. (And let’s hope muhurath dates aren’t all that important to you.)
E - Invites
In this age, everything is conveyed through texts or calls. Now that it is 2017, let’s go with E-invites over the numerous online handles that we have. You can design them in any way you want, just like a tactile invite. Also because so much paper is wasted with every wedding invitation - which is useless once the wedding is over.
Right from colourful, inexpensive balloons to hand-made origami decor, there are so many cool ways to decorate your wedding space without having over-the-top, fancy props and elements. Check out these budget-friendly wedding decor ideas for more info. You can also DIY your own wedding decor!
Yes, I understand the thrill of getting a fabulous designer wedding lehenga. But think about it practically - do you reaallly want to waste lakhs on something you’ll only wear once? You can save some big bucks buy skipping the fancy designer labels and going for something less expensive but just as pretty - there are hundreds of lesser-known labels/boutiques who make gorgeous wedding wear. Also consider getting the lehenga stitched.
Oh, and buying imitation jewellery instead of real can save up a LOT.
Wedding Food Menu
Most caterers have a large range of dishes. Just cut down on the number of dishes you want served. Nobody is going to notice if there are 2 starters instead of 4, or if there is no soup on the menu.
Prioritise Guest List
Prioritise who you want at your wedding. This will also reduce the number-of-plates at your wedding dinner. There is no need to invite every single person you’ve met in your life. (Though knowing Indian weddings, some of whom you’ve never met will inevitably show up - so keep some breathing space and set an average count.)