Weddings are wonderful but at times, organising them can be a nightmare. Guests, food, invitations, venue and the list never ends. While the process is, without a doubt, very exciting, it can be a little intimidating as well. Every couple wants the best things for their wedding which makes it difficult for them to stay within the budget. You can have an amazing wedding without blowing your budget if you avoid these wedding planning mistakes.
1. Not Having A Budget
The first thing that you need to stay in budget is to have a budget. Most people just roughly calculate everything and come up with a tentative budget. Not only this vague budget is misleading, it can drop you on either side of the road. A rough estimation can keep you from things that you can afford or drain all of your resources!
2. Missing Out On A Priority List
A perfect ensemble, an elaborate buffet, a rocking entertainment package; you see these things in others’ weddings and want all of it which is bound to blow the budget. Well, you need to understand that everyone is different and so are their priorities. So you don’t really need to have all of which you see in others’ weddings. Recognise what is the most important thing for you and keep the maximum part of your budget for that. A priority list will help you to see clearly.
3. Incorrect Head Count
Indian weddings are grand with all the friends and family members in attendance. One of the most common mistakes that couples do while planning their wedding is incorrectly counting their guests. You have to be sure about it so that you can you can set the menu and the venue accordingly.
4. Not Paying Heed To Discounts And Cashback
We live in an age where cashback and discounts can help you save a lot of money. Look for all the possible cashback deals while making online purchases and ask the vendors for discounts. Shops with affiliate programs are particularly likely to offer discounts or cashback in place of a commission.This doesn’t make you a miser. It’s called the smart work, so just go for it!
5. Spending Too Much On Little Things
True, little things are important but these little things can surely drain your resources. For example, things like wedding invitations and flowers are important but by keeping them simple and minimalistic, you can save a lot of money.
6. Last Minute Bookings
Do not wait for the last minute to book your vendors. Last minute bookings cost you twice as much as advanced bookings. Book your vendors at least three months prior to the wedding to save more.
7. Extra Orders
Splurging too much and buying impulsively comes automatically during wedding shopping. If you want something, don’t keep yourself from getting it but you do not need 100 extra wedding favours or double the amount of flowers!
8. Going Overboard With The Buffet
Indian weddings are famous for their lavish buffets. We believe in serving nothing but the best to our guests. You can both spend and save a lot on your wedding food. You can exclude a lot of fancy dishes which nobody actually eats. So, be very cautious when you build the menu.
9. Justifying Blowouts
Some things will cost you more than your estimation but if you will justify every time you blow your budget, you are going to be in trouble.
10. Being Too Flexible
If there is one thing that you shouldn’t be doing at all while planning your wedding, it is being too flexible. People will come to you with various suggestions and needs. You have to keep in mind that catering to their wishes isn’t your job. You cannot be too flexible with your expenses to give everyone what they want. You have to put your foot down on most of the things.
Weddings aren’t big or small, they are beautiful. You can have a perfect wedding while staying on a budget by keeping just a few things in mind. We are sure that you are going to plan an amazing wedding which is going to give you memories of a lifetime and not a pool of debt.