Primarily known for their magnificence and spectacular setups are Indian weddings. It’s once in a lifetime event for any couple and they have huge expectations for their THE DAY, so why not? Being bought up in a society where they have been witnessing and enjoying such a large scale wedding since their childhood is a simple reason for such huge expectations. Never aware of the darker side of such weddings where they. To arrange for a super lavish wedding, it's been widely seen that parents and family of the bride would go an extra mile beyond their limits. This happens even though it means getting into huge debts just to celebrate that one day as well as please others.
This is where a million-dollar question comes to the forefront. Keeping it a close family affair, whether to go for a lavish wedding or opt for a simple wedding? Which then contributes to the maximum expense of a lavish wedding, lets help you take a closer look at the major areas.
Wedding dress –
She would not mind spending a huge amount on that one dress/lehenga that is to be worn for not more than a few hours as every bride’s dream is to look like a princess on her wedding day. In the future probably would never be used again. For the groom’s attire as well the same goes. Ever again will he be wearing that expensive sherwani or a 3-piece suit? Then probably the decision to go for an expensive wedding dress should be reconsidered if the answer is no or maybe.
Venue & Catering –
Just to enjoy an extravagant event and a lavish dinner with elaborate menu options on the card, it is a place that will accommodate all your distant relatives, friends, known and not so known people who would be there. Have you ever thought would they all be there to support you in time of need, as they all will be there accompanying you on your big day? To less than one percent the number would perhaps boil down. Give it thought is it worth spending your hard-earned money on such people?
Invitation cards –
Not just catching the eyeballs but also creating a hole in the pocket is the latest trends on wedding invitation cards. Do you really think it will make any significant difference in the feelings of the host or the guest as fancy invitation cards accompanied with sweets/dry fruits/ a gift box is really appealing and though there is no denial to the fact that the receiver will appreciate such invitation? For the lifetime, will this card be there with the receiver? The answer is definitely NO! On them why should you then invest highly?
Gifts &Favors –
Presenting gifts to everyone attending the wedding forms a significant part of the Indian wedding last but not least. The value of the gift is judged in monetary terms only, believe it or not. You would have already spent a lot on the gifts like the one who receives the gift might or might not value the gift, whatsoever be the case. Now, what do you think about it? On these gifts, is it really worth spending money on?
The need and importance of these affairs are debatable for a bride or groom belonging to upper-class society all these expenses might look minuscule when compared to the pleasure they offer. As every extra penny spent is likely to hit on your budget, for a middle-class Indian bride or groom it is much beyond the debate. Probably helping you ease your day-to-day expenses, can be the same amount.
Whether they want to spend wisely or just spend to please society it's about the priorities that the couples and their families set for themselves. Worth giving a serious thought is this fact.
The Final Words Concluding The Discussion
When you deck up your homes and yourselves with elements of lavishness, it comes that you need more money. While being a member of an upper-class family can help you with the festivities, these traditions pay a very high price for middle-class families. It is always better to keep your budget in your memory when you are spending each penny of your hard-earned income. Decide where you need to be lavish and where you need to exercise caution.
So now you know how to manage the finances when it comes to your son’s or daughter’s marriage. So, celebrate the wedding even with a low-profile expenditure making the day memorable and joyful. After all, a function that does not weigh heavily on your pocket is what is best celebrated.