Wedding Season

anuran : Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:08

1. How should I plan financially for a wedding?

  • First things first; decide who is going to be contributing financially. Are the wedding expenses going to be handled by your spouse and you? Or are your parents going to contribute too?
  • Now that you have an idea of the finances, set a realistic budget. Keep in mind that other routine expenses will continue; so keep some money aside, don’t go all out on your wedding. 
  • Narrow down on a venue. Most venues have a maximum limit of guests who’ll be allowed and this will take you one step closer to preparing your guest list.
  • The next important step is to get a guest count. There may be some who don’t show up, but there will also be people who forget to RSVP and come to your wedding. 
  • Take into consideration a few other hidden costs like tipping your vendors, and paying an advance fee wherever required.

The financial aspect of a wedding is very important. Don’t rush things; take time to plan your wedding the way you want it. 

2. What should I consider when setting my wedding budget?

This differs from person to person and on how much they want to spend on the wedding. Here are some tips you can consider:

  • Plan your own wedding. Instead of hiring a wedding planner, sit down with your friends and family and plan your wedding the way you want it. You can assign wedding-related tasks to each of your friends. 
  • Look for sales while shopping. Buying wedding clothes can be a costly affair. Be smart and shop in the off-season or when there’s a sale in the stores. This way you will also find the time for getting any alterations done.
  • Have a simple ceremony with your loved ones instead of conducting a week-long affair with hundreds of people.
  • Compare your options when it comes to selecting vendors. Talk to your friends, ask for contacts, and have a few options on the table. Having multiple options will help you get a good deal. 

This step-by-step guide will help you with all other details of wedding planning

3. What is a wedding budget planner?

A wedding can be a costly affair. This is why a budget is of utmost importance. More than planning a budget, make sure you stick to it. A wedding planner can be either an individual or a company that takes care of all the preparations and arrangements needed for your wedding. Right from the decorations to the venue to the catering – everything will be arranged by your wedding planner. Sit with them and discuss your requirements and budget for the wedding. 

Alternatively, you can plan your own wedding. Set a budget and be your own wedding planner! This step-by-step guide will help you with all other details of wedding planning

4. What’s the best place for a honeymoon abroad, within a budget of Rs 1.5 lakh?

Although a honeymoon comes after the wedding, planning and budgeting for it has to happen before D-Day. This is one of those costs you’re likely to forget in the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding

Within a budget of 1.5 lakh, here are some of the best honeymoon places outside India:

  • Krabi
  • Bali
  • Maldives
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Fiji 

5. What are the best places for a wedding in India?

Choosing the right destination is one of the most important decisions while planning a wedding. There are some beautiful destination wedding spots all over India; here are some of them:

  • Goa, if you want a wedding on the beach.
  • Udaipur, if you want to get married like royalty.
  • Jaipur, if you want a wedding in India's Pink City. 
  • Kerala, if you want to get married in God’s Own Country.
  • Sikkim, if you want a picturesque wedding.