5 Tips on Planning an Inexpensive Destination Wedding In India!

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5 Tips on Planning an Inexpensive Destination Wedding In India!

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by weddingplannerseye No Comments

Planning a destination wedding can be way more overwhelming than having a hometown wedding. From the accommodation of your guests, travelling expenses, your wedding venue, the caterers, decorators, MUA and hairstylists, to your wedding planner, you have got to be prudently aware of all necessary factors and judicious while choosing the right vendors to fulfill your wedding related requirements. While a destination wedding will certainly be one of the best experiences you will ever have in your life, but when it comes to planning one, people tend to get disheartened and drop the plan all because they think they will have to shed a lot from their pockets if a destination wedding is in their mind. But, what if we say, you can have an amazing destination wedding experience without spending a fortune on it? Yeah! That’s right! You can have a destination wedding without burning a big hole in your pockets! And, to help you plan an affordable one, we have compiled a list of 5 useful tips and tricks that will help you cut down your destining wedding planning costs in easy ways. So, get your notepad ready, for there are some fantastic tips coming your way!

Happy Destination Wedding Planning!


  1. Time decides the cost

Having a Goa-wedding at the end of the year will cost you more than going for the same place in an off-season. The hotel rooms are cheaper, the venue-booking prices won’t by touching the sky, the caterers will be easy to find and choose the best from, Airfare will be cheaper, and the list goes on and on. However, for instance, if you plan on having a wedding right before or after the New Year’s Eve, your budget will likely to be much more than you would be anticipating. So, choose that year of the time which aligns well with your set wedding budget!



Image credits: Gaciel Santana Photography


2.  Omit the extras!

The key to having an affordable destination wedding is trimming your guest list. Agree or not, but you will have to choose the ones who are worth getting invited to the most special day of your life. You are not obliged to invite relatives whom you never meet, or for that matter your office co-workers if there is no one whom you are super-close to! So, instead of paying a huge sum for your not-so-close acquaintances, just have fun with your closest relatives, friends and family members, and save yourself some useful bucks!

To make your guest listing an easy peasy thing, we bet this pictorial sample on how to omit your guest list will become handy!

One of the challenges couples face when planning their wedding is dealing with the guest list. Download and print a guide to help cut down on guests

One of the challenges couples face when planning their wedding is dealing with the guest list. Download and print a guide to help cut down on guests


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3.  Don’t go overboard with the decoration

We geddit, wedding decoration is one thing we all can’t do away with. And, being one of the major constituents of planning a wedding, décor is something we all cannot ignore. However, you can save a lot of money by cutting down the extra expenses in your wedding decoration. Just ask your wedding decorator that you don’t want anything unnecessarily extra. Talk to your vendor; discuss what the key décor elements that will be needed and what can be dropped off from the list. Moreover, if you aren’t a fan of lush decorations, minimalism will always work wonders if done in a right and classy way!

Indian wedding outdoor breakfast with gold & red colour scheme. A Kerala wedding in India with an ivory and gold bridal sari and bridal party in hues of pink.


 Image Credits: Chris Spira Photography


4.  Seek discount on the number of headcounts!

There is a reason why hotels and resorts are always competing with attractive discounts on large group stays! So, why not try using the number of guests to your leverage? There is always a fair chance of saving a great deal of money on group stays at a single hotel or resort. You should always ask if there is any offer going on a group stay, the chances are they will either say a “no” or will give you an amazing discount knowing you will be bringing in a lot of guests to their place. But,  before everything, we would suggest that you inquire everything about your prospective accommodating locations, compare the prices and choose the one which suits your budget and your expected requirements.




5.  Book your tickets at least a couple of months before the wedding!

Trust this; you can save a great deal if you book your tickets early! The prices soar high during festive seasons, and also when the date of travel is the nearest. Hence, it’s always a smart idea to book the tickets at least a couple of months prior to your wedding. However, before doing this, we expect you would have already decided upon the number of guests you will be financing the travelling for!



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Well, these were 5 major factors that can help you cut down the extra expenses at your destination wedding! We hope, this will help you ease your destination wedding woes!


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