Planning is very important before doing anything; better planning can save your time and lots of money. If you are hiring any wedding planner, there is no doubting it will be very expensive, so better use your own skills and plan your own wedding accordingly. It will help you in cost cutting and give good experience for your family wedding. It is always advisable to opt a decent reasonable wedding card, similarly the hygeinic and mixed food menu, budget friendly wedding apparels and other things. If you need help, you can take online help at The Knot.com or through your family members and friends.
Book your wedding venue few days before your marriage; ask the venue owner for any offer or discount at the time of booking. Never choose venue which is located so far from your home and other relatives, to reach their most of the people find it difficult to reach the unknown destination on time. Rather choosing a weeding reception hall / lawn, hotels and country club, you better elect the government running wedding halls, play ground or empty space in your area.
It is not necessary to buy expensive designer dress if you are stringent to your budget. In a budget wedding spending more than 10% of your wedding expense on clothes and accesories is not a good idea. There are so many stores available from where you can buy the wedding dress at reasonable and remarkably cheaper price. And also, no one is attending the marriage to know the price and brand tag of your dress. If you are residing in major city like NCR and do not want to spend hefty amount on your wedding/reception dress, you can easily find dress like lehnga or sherwani on rent you simply need to do little hunt in market. Once the wedding gets over, return it to the store. This will genuinely help you in saving more.
Short Wedding Guest List
When you are making a list of wedding guest, remember one thing on adding every single name on your invitation list, you are increasing your wedding budget some way or the other. It is not only catering cost, but also clothes, gifts and rentals etc.
Do Makeup by Yourself
It’s very common that the bride and groom go saloon for hair cut and make-up while spending a good amount of money. They can avoid it or atleast minimize it and it’s not mendatory to drain out money for temporary treatments and effects. Better is to make your own hair and make-up, you can also take help you friends and relatives for the same.
These days live performers are hired for entertaining the invited guest, which certainly streches your wedding budget as they charge handsomely for couple of hours performance. DJ is comparatively cheaper than the live music performances by popular celebrity. Music is vital and highly popular in wedding. If your wedding is in off season then you can get more discounts on booking one band or DJs. Also, multicolor crackers with multiple sound effect is also very common but streches the overall expense.
Food & Drinks
Ask the caterer to what are the budget friendly vegitables and food available in the market and whether a buffet is cheaper than a sit down dinner. Wine/liquor serving may raise the budget. So, try to buy fruits and vegetables in bulk, drinks can also be purchased in less amount.
Photography & Videography
Many professional photographers offer discounts on their packages according to the time they will work. Keep an eye around the Shop’s to find the least expensive photographer with best quality, check out the family members and friends who have booked the same photo shooter for their past experiences. You can also hire photography students with lower booking price, check the quality of their work, and ask them to show some samples of their work. Family members, relatives and colleagues having knowledge of photo shoot can be helpful in taking kodak moments and videos on various occassions.
Date & Time
The Wedding is on weekday or weekend, at what time it is scheduled! All these factors, affects the resources and manpower for the event.Because weekend bookings are hectic, also there is a high demand, everything you will get in higher price. Similarly, cost on lunch, brunch or dinner depends on the timing of the marriage, so the overhead cost.
The wedding decoration is substantially very crucial in any marriage. You can still stick to your budget by using both flowers and balloons for decorations, balloons are very cheaper as compared to the flowers. Fill the reception area with balloon and everyone will enjoy it, but using too much balloons is not a good idea. Use some flowers also for decoration, talk to your florist and ask them for less expensive flowers, try to use more greenery than flowers, rather than buying different types of flowers. If your wedding venue is already decorated with plants, trees, flowers then you can save more on decoration.