Season of marriage is knocking at your doorsteps. The fragrance of flowers, tinkling of jewelleries, anxious parents, excited brides and grooms - no matter where you live, you cannot miss this one time celebration.

It’s a dream of every parent to find an ideal partner for their daughter. What would be the bridal outfit, how would be the jewelleries-the parents plan for the D-day of their daughters since the beginning. They save every penny while dreaming a lifetime memorable event for their beloved.

Albeit, this biggest celebration of life is an intimate occasion for you and your family, but you cannot afford wasting your hard-earned money due to poor budgeting skills and lesser information. Weddings need judicious planning and you'll have plenty of things to remember along the way. Here ‘Sakhi’ brings to you an ideal wedding plan keeping your budget in mind.

Things you can’t ignore:

1)    Spend at least one week while surveying the market. Taking help from those who had recently shop for weddings will be a good idea. Remember experience counts!!!

2)    Instead of going for retail shops, wholesale markets will be a better option to save money without looking cheap.
   
3)    Besides being a beautifying tool, jewelleries are profitable investments that also provide financial security to your daughter. Thus, half of your budget must be attributed to the jewelleries.

4)    If you have a small budget there are few segments like florist, mehendi, beautician, DJ, and Tuso packer where you can easily think for cost cutting.

5)    When it come to marriage just go by the adage, ‘cut your coat according to your cloth’. So, don’t spend lavishly, just to show off.

Before preparing a wedding budget plan, have close looks on the given budget model: 

 

Items Toal Budget 10 Lakh Total Budget 20 Lakh Total Budget 30 Lakh
Jwellery Rs. 5,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000
Rs. 15,00,000
Invitation Cards Rs. 5,000
Rs. 50,000
Rs. 80,000
Band, fireworks, horse, doli and shehnai Rs. 25,000
Rs. 70,000
Rs. 95,000
Venue Rs. 90,000
Rs. 20,000
Rs. 2,50,000

Florists

Rs. 20,000
Rs. 50,000
Rs. 80,000
Lighting Rs. 35,000
Rs. 45,00
Rs. 75,000
Pandaal Rs. 60,000
Rs. 1,50,000
Rs. 2,00,000
Special lenin and furniture Rs. 20,000
Rs. 30,000
Rs. 60,000
Beautician Rs. 5,000
Rs. 10,000
Rs. 20,000
Outfits Rs. 35,000
Rs. 70,000
Rs. 1,00,000
Mehndi Artist Rs. 5,000
Rs. 10,000
Rs. 15000
Photography Rs. 10,000
Rs. 40,000
Rs. 60,000
Gifts for relatives Rs. 40,000
Rs. 50,000
Rs. 90,000
Caterers Rs. 75,000
Rs. 30,000
Rs. 40,000
DJ Rs. 5,000
Rs. 1,00,000
Rs. 2,00,000
Other Expenses Rs.  65,000
Rs. 2500
Rs. 85,000
Total Rs. 10,00,000
Rs. 2,00,000
Rs. 3,00,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Courtesy: Sakhi