WEDDING : 5 ways to stick to your budget for your destination wedding

A destination wedding should be only as expensive as you can afford. Going overboard will only leave you with a bitter taste and negativity. You don’t want to start your married life that way!

If you are planning a destination wedding, and think you have things under control as far as the financial aspect is concerned, you could be so wrong. The attitude that says, “Well, we can fit this in too; let’s go with the flow”, can see your budget bounce off the rocks and do a nose dive. There are of course ways that you can stop that from happening.

Double check your guest list

You honestly don’t need to invite the guy who walks your cat and the milkman. Invite only those whom you are absolutely sure of. That would include both sets of immediate families and close relatives, plus your really good friends. Remember, ata destination wedding, cost per head is not restricted to food, but stay and other things too.

Go local

Freeh produce and flowers are not just less expensive, they also add to the ‘destination’ factor for your wedding. Instead of ordering orchids from some far off locale, ask the florist to source some local flowers that will go with your theme. For a beach wedding, palm trees are a less expensive décor item than fresh flowers. Similarly, if you’re getting married at a hill station, try sourcing some wildflowers. They’ll probably look more exotic too.

A nick here, a cut there

Instead of just doing away with the centerpieces or flowers on the table, cut a little from everything so that nothing is that visible. Maybe you can have 3 starters instead of 4, or medium sized prawns instead of jumbo ones. The idea is to give your guests and of course yourself a good experience without feeling burdened.

Don’t get married on a weekend

Unless you have a specially chosen date by some astrologer, weekends are best avoided. Resorts, caterers, airlines – everyone charges more for a weekend. Getting married on a week day can actually save you lots of money. Do the research before you set the date.

Prioritize your spending

You have to decide what is most important for you at your wedding. Do you want the most spectacular dinner or are you looking forward to treating your guests to a dance all night band? Perhaps, a 7 course sit down dinner is more your thing. Figure out what is most important and then adjust a little from the other factors. Instead of trying to do the max with everything, focus on a couple of extraordinary experiences.

A Destination Wedding in India should be only as expensive as you can afford. Going overboard will only leave you with a bitter taste and negativity. You don’t want to start your married life that way!

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