Tips on Managing Your Wedding Budget and Saving Big!

There’s a reason why we call it ‘the big fat Indian wedding’. In our country, weddings are expensive affairs. In fact, according to research, a man spends about 1/5 th of his life’s total earnings just on weddings. And that’s A LOT! So if you’re getting married soon but want to have a memorable, yet affordable affair, we’ve got you the tips to keep your wedding budget in check. With the right wedding budget planner and some sensible decision making, you can have the celebration of your dreams without breaking the bank!

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Go hybrid

It’s in, and it will save you a lot of money. There are many things we hate the pandemic for doing to our lives. But when it comes to weddings, there’s one good thing that came out of it and that’s hybrid weddings! With an increased emphasis on smaller guest list and safety, it is now totally acceptable to host a wedding that’s partly physical and partly virtual. You can call your most loved ones physically and have everyone else attend virtually. Not only will this save you a ton of money, you’ll get to spend your big day with the most special people in your life. Now isn’t that a win-win?

Opt for sustainability

it’s the right thing to do. Going green with your choices literally has no negative impact—it’s great for the world, it’s the right thing to do, and it’s easy on your wallet. Going green can help control your wedding budget significantly while still making a positive impact. You can do this by saying no to exotic flowers, décor materials and food ingredients. By sourcing local you reduce your carbon footprint, and the exorbitant cost of flying these things in.

Go digital with your invites

This one is a no brainer. In today’s world, physical invites are a hassle—they’re super expensive, have complicated logistics and get lost by the recipient. Save a ton of money by getting a virtual invite and website. It looks fabulous, you’ll be able to add a lot more information, you can update information as time goes on and your guests won’t lose it. It will also bring down your wedding budget drastically.

Download a wedding budget planner app

Technology can save the day in many ways, and a good wedding budget planner is a great start. A good app or tool will help you set a budget and stick to it. It will also suggest ways to reduce expenses, inform you when you’re going over budget and help you track who spent what. Not only will that keep your wedding budget in check but also keep you sane.

Be wise with the venue

We all know that the venue is one of the most significant expenses in a wedding. If you choose your venue wisely, you can save a lot of money. Opt for something that’s naturally beautiful and needs minimum décor. If you’re having a destination

wedding, choose a beautiful beach or mountainside where nature provides you with the perfect backdrop and you can eliminate your décor expenses substantially.

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Tanvi Saraf

Tanvi Saraf is a writer, editor and traveller who's recently moved to the south. Having worked with the country's leading publications, including Marie Claire, India Today, Harper's Bazaar Bride and L'officiel, she now heads marketing for WeddingWishlist.com & CherryTin.com. Her life's philosophy and choices are guided by her motto, "Enjoy it. Because it's happening", and with both our websites, she's all set to bring the joy back to gifting.

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