B is for Budget – A to Z Challenge 2021

Budget kya hai?

Whether it’s wedding planning in Mumbai or any part of India, this will be the first question you will face.

In the past couple of years, I’ve seen a lot of weddings. Right from the wedding dresses to the wedding invitation card, everything must be detailed and perfect. And we know that such detailing comes at a cost.

Who knew that wedding stage decoration and a wedding background are not added in every hall/ground costing? I certainly didn’t know that. Many bubbles burst when I saw a friend’s marriage and the cost.

Hence I realized there are so many things that one must consider while wedding planning.

Here are some of the major pointers:

1. Number of events and guests – Yes, it sounds not so important but during budgeting, having clarity on this would help you plan a wedding budget with ease. More guests = Increased budget. COVID-19 restrictions might limit your count (50-100).

Wedding budget

2. Choose a venue – Venue is important. Choose between a hall (AC or non-AC) or an open-air ground. If you have a farmhouse, space that can be utilized, you’ll be saving a lot of money.

3. Food – Few patrons come just for the food. Do focus on this aspect too as a bad experience here might end up in bad memories for the crowd. Adding items per plate will increase your cost.

4. Honeymoon – Well it’s your wedding so why not plan a honeymoon too with the cost. Create a budget for the visa, flights, hotels, shopping, etc.

5. Rent/Property buying – Finally, keep a certain portion of the budget based on your property choice – Buying or renting. Having a buffer fund will only help you start your marriage minus hassle.

There are other costs as well but I thought of adding the 5 most important costs that one can focus on! (I’m still confused if I should have added wedding dresses to this list)

What are my thoughts on the wedding budget?

Firstly plan your stay options post-marriage. If you wish to buy a property or have enough funds post-marriage, go ahead with an intimate function. That will give you clarity on your wedding budget.

You can call close friends, family and hold the wedding ceremony. With COVID-19 still looming around, it’s not safe to call many people and risk their health.

In the end, it’s your wedding, do it in a way you prefer, as per your budget, and minus any regrets!

What do you think about the importance of a wedding budget? Did I miss out on any point that you wish to add?

This is the 7th time I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge series. You can catch up with my posts from 2015 up to 2021 by CLICKING HERE

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18 thoughts on “B is for Budget – A to Z Challenge 2021”

  1. I like the sensible advice of planning a life post marriage. Definitely, if this is clear, then the wedding budget would be more sensible. This post needs to be read by everyone keen on a practical way of doing their wedding celebrations.

  2. Budgeting is a very important aspect, but in a marriage it plays an important role. People rarely realise it is not long before the budget goes out of the hand, hurting the whole planning. Your article has given a clear picture around how much is needed to be invested and where.

    1. Lancelot Quadras

      My goal was to give people an overview of how expenses if not planned well can affect your future! Thanks for reading.

  3. It is sio important to plan and budget for every item of cost involved in a wedding. This will ensure that the final budget does not overshoot drastically. You have taken care to break down the different cost elements and also include post wedding expeneses.

    1. Lancelot Quadras

      Yes, that was my goal to ensure people at least get a roadmap that they can utilize while planning and budgeting for their wedding.

  4. I do hope people read this post. This gives a good overview of how to practically plan the wedding according to budget!

    1. Lancelot Quadras

      Hey, I totally agree. Allocating costs to every aspect is important. Costs for jewelry and makeup are a must too.

  5. Definitely the budget can go way above and out of control in a wedding and post the wedding. Very good list of advice for people who are planning these events. What people dont realise is its not just the event, the expenses need to be accounted for after the event as well.

    1. Lancelot Quadras

      Hey Raksha, bang on. If only people could understand how the expenses can come to bite them back in the ass later. With better planning however, it can be a good event!

  6. Such an informative post I could not agree more with you. My sister is getting married and we know how much costly affair it is from a to z points.

    1. Lancelot Quadras

      Hey Pamela, weddings look good from the outside the but the planning and budgeting can get tedious totally.

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