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Guide to plan your wedding under 15 lakhs

Everyone has a vision about how their wedding is going to be. After getting engaged and starting the wedding preparations, you come to realise that weddings are actually costlier than you thought they would be. Food, jewellery, venue and what not, there are so many things to pay for when it comes to a wedding. Many times, people borrow a personal loan to cover the cost of their weddings.

A wedding does not mean spending all your life’s saving on one day. You should know that you can actually plan it in your budget by taking a wedding loan. Here is the guide to plan your wedding under Rs. 15 lakh

Wedding attire

Budget: Rs. 1,85,000

Wedding attire is the bride’s favourite element of the wedding. Being Indian, you have to spend money on various outfits like Mehndi and Sangeet along with main attire for the big day. Nowadays, brides have become creative with their dresses to wear on such occasions. There is a range of beautiful lehengas available in the market in refreshing colours like rustic or pastel. You can buy inexpensive outfits and turn them into a fancy one by using latkans and kaleere.

You can wear a saree at the wedding ceremony and designer lehenga for the reception. You can use DIY lehenga ideas to design your pre-wedding lehengas from silk or chikankari sarees. You can shop in the retail stores to get an outfit in your budget.

Bridal jewellery

Budget: Rs. 30,000

Although real jewellery sounds perfect for your wedding, mixing it with artificial can also make you look exceptionally beautiful. The jewellery made of Kundan, polka and jadau is very popular among Indian brides due to their steep prices. Hunt local markets for such jewellery to find out heavy bridal set under Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000.

Wedding Photography

Budget: Rs. 2,25,000

Photographs are mean to re-live the magical moments of your wedding. A good photography team can make your wedding day bright for the rest of your lives. Therefore, stretching your budget for it is a wise choice. You can get a good candid photographer by spending Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000 per day.

Wedding Venue

Budget: Rs. 7.10 lakhs for three events

A wedding venue is the costliest part of every wedding. In our country, people often prefer to get married by considering Muhurt. Thus, getting a desirable venue in the wedding season becomes a little difficult. Therefore, you must book the wedding venue as soon as you confirm the date.

The above budget includes the rent of venue as well as food for all three ceremonies, Haldi + Mehndi, Wedding and Reception. Food is another important part of the wedding, especially for guests. Take the help of your family members and friends to decide the food menu.

Wedding decorations

Budget: Rs. 2,45,000

Break down the cost of decoration required for your wedding as

  • Wedding day: Rs. 1,00,000
  • Haldi + Mehndi: Rs. 20,000
  • Reception: Rs. 1,25,000

If your wedding and reception venue is the same, you can negotiate on the décor charges. In this budget, you can buy many props and décor items. Just because you find something Instagrammable décor in the market, does not mean you must buy it. Remember, sometimes less is more. On your wedding day, you will hardly get time to click pictures with expensive décor. So, focus on getting good pictures while doing rituals and enjoy your wedding.

Final words

A wedding is about enjoying the union of youself and your significant other with your family and friends. Along with above-mentioned expenses, you need to take care of many other expenses like invitations, make-up and many more. You can always take the help of a marriage loan to make your day special. Remember, you are the one that makes your wedding memorable, not the money spend on it.