If there is one thing in weddings that is going very trendy these days are the ‘destination wedding’! Be it getting hitched beside a sea or taking your wedding vows in a magnificent fort, destination weddings in India is something that many couples are opting for it. From gorgeous picturesque backdrop to the relaxing & peaceful environment getting married to your Mr. Right in a beautiful place seems so dreamy, right?
But before we tell you everything about the destination wedding it is also important to consider your budget that wouldn’t break your bank! So, brides from choosing the right destination wedding location to cutting the costs in your decor, here are the following 10 things to keep in mind before booking your dream destination wedding venue in a super tight budget!
#1: Choose your destination location wisely
While, you’re searching the destination location ensure that the place is easily accessible by rail or by air(direct) so that you and your guests don’t have to make lavish arrangements from one city to another!
#2: Pick the venue, and then work your outfit
So, this can be a BIG problem! How about you picking a gorgeous heavy bridal lehenga that is too heavy and doesn’t travel well (hard to fly too), or one which seems totally inappropriate for your casual, laid-back beach destination wedding? Brides! Keep your destination and atmosphere in mind before you pick your wedding outfit. Be practical in your approach, which could also save you a lot of money.
#3: Local food & beverages
If you want to go for lavish cuisines and food items, then hello brides this might go over-budget! How about you choosing the local food and drinks rather than importing it from somewhere else.
Make sure to go easy on the menu and be smart with your food choices that will cost perfect for your destination wedding!
#4: Ensure to choose an off-season wedding date
If you’re damn that you want to pick a destination wedding, then we highly recommend you to choose an off-season wedding day because wedding vendors charge or quote lesser as compared to the peak wedding season. Who knows that some venues might shower big discounts for your wedding?
#5: Stay & celebrate the events at the same venue
It is recommended and also a smart call to book the hotel and celebrate your ceremonies and the wedding day at the same hotel rather than switching places or moving from one resort to other. Here, also the chances are high to get good discounts and you all feel more comfortable staying at one place, which creates a happier atmosphere! Well, celebrating your wedding celebrations at one place will definitely save you tons of money!
#6: Always keep the guest list crisp and short
We know that you don’t want to do this but when destination weddings cost a lot you might have to keep your guest list crisp and short. So, invite only your close friends and family members (50-100 guests) you’ll find it very easy and economical to plan and execute your destination wedding.
#7: Book ASAP, and book in bulk
As soon as your wedding date is finalised make sure to book your wedding venue first as last minute destination weddings will not come cheap. So, brides make sure to book your venue (hotels & resorts), airline & train tickets, vendors, etc. – everything as early and in bulk as possible, so that you can get good deals and save a lot of money in the process.
#8: Try and bargain for as many freebies
This can be tricky but give a chance. You know right that when it comes to bargaining we Indians are best in it. Ideally some local resorts or hotels will throw in a lot of things if you can guarantee them a minimum number of guests or rooms. Possibilities are high that they can offer you with a free wedding hall or some good discounts like free minibars, free wifi, salon discounts, etc. if you promise a certain number of guests so that you can really save some big money.
# 9: Do not have too many events
When having a restricted budget it is advisable that you have less nuptial ceremonies like keep it 3 days maximum, which will also help to limit your nights at the resort. An evening wedding can mean people leave by morning and the remaining the day after.
#10: Exercise some restraint
Brides! Always be practical! While a budget destination wedding is very much possible, the very essence of it means that you might not be able to have everything or plan everything down to the very last detail. Figure out what is really most important to you and make sure you know how involved you can be with picking those things, and how much extra it will cost to pick things that are “outside the box.” So choose wisely.
So, now you know what all things to do for your dream destination wedding in a restricted or strict budget, right? If you’re still looking for dream wedding vendors at a reasonable budget make sure to find them all on the WedMeGood’s wedding planning app! Relax & enjoy after all because it’ll be so worth the effort when you’re able to pull off an affordable destination wedding!
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