How to Keep an Indian Wedding Cost in USA Affordable

June 10, 2021

As an Indian living in the US, it can be tricky to organize your wedding as costs can be exorbitant. This is true if you do not have a plan to ensure your wedding does not empty your bank account. Thankfully, you can use these tips to ensure you keep the cost of your wedding affordable. 

1. Have a Realistic Budget

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As stated earlier, Indian weddings can be cost-prohibitive. Hence, it is essential to have a budget. Rather than creating a general budget, spend some time doing online research to find out how much you can expect to pay for different things, such as the wedding venue, decoration, catering, reception, DJ, and wedding rituals. If you create an itemized budget, it will help you stick to it. Do not forget to create a contingency fund for unforeseen and last-minute expenses. 

2. Select the Wedding Venue

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A major part of an Indian wedding cost in the USA is the venue. Check out multiple venues online to whittle down your choices to the top three. Visit each venue and note the pros and cons. Once you have visited all three, compare your notes to select one venue that you think is right for your wedding. Remember, the size of the venue should be proportionate to the number of guests you are inviting. It should not be too cramped or too big. 

3. Visualize the Décor

Decor: Zifaf Weddings

When you visit the venue, click photos using your mobile. Take photos from different angles to get an idea of the space. Indian wedding décor in Atlanta can be subtle or outrageous, depending on your budget and preference. When you have photos of the space, you will be able to visualize the décor and decide if the venue is the right choice for you or whether the décor is what you should go with. 

4. Hire a Wedding Planner

Planner & Florist: Lemon Drops

If you want to keep your Indian wedding costs affordable, it is prudent to hire a wedding planner. Such a professional has the right contacts and knows other professionals. Let them know your budget and they will be able to organize a dream wedding for you without a hassle. It also reduces your stress and you can focus on other more important things. 

Use these tips to keep your Indian wedding cost in the USA within your means and not spend more than you can afford. 

Featured Photo: Vinuthna Garidipuri

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