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Smart Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Venue Decoration Cost

Wedding Venue Decoration

Indian wedding is considered as big-fat wedding. The wedding industry is growing with the YoY growth of 20%. Most of the people spend more than 60% of their savings in the wedding of their kids. As Indian, we believe in spending lavishly in the wedding of our kids. Wedding in the family is all about celebrations and luxury spending. But, there are still a set of people who want to spend logically and don’t want to waste money on the wedding preparations. Are you also among those who want to spend logically and save money on wedding venue decoration? Here, we are sharing some smart tips with you to save money on your wedding decoration cost.

Decide your budget: Before deciding the decoration, the first thing you should think and decide is overall budget for wedding venue decoration. Decide the minimum and maximum budget for your decoration. Deciding a budget in advance can help in getting the best deals from the vendors. As you know your maximum spending limit, therefore, there are less chances of over spending.

Discuss your budget with florist: Before you finalize any decoration, ask for the expenses. Discuss about your overall spending budget to the florist and ask the vendor to provide you solutions within the budget only. It will help the florist to provide you the best solutions without exceeding the budget.

Think about seasonal flowers: To decorate your venue within your budget, it is always important that you should always think about seasonal flower decorations. Seasonal flowers will be less expensive and easily available. You need not to pay extra money for it. Besides, you will get a great deal on seasonal flowers because of high supply. But, if you will decide something out of box or off seasonal flowers then you will surely pay extra money for it.

Minimize costly flowers: This is another good option to minimize your decoration cost. Avoid or minimize the usage of costly flowers. It will help in reducing the overall budget of the decoration. If you choose costly flowers for overall decoration, then obviously you are required to pay more money compared to using the seasonal flowers.  If you are really keen to use some specific flower, use it smartly to fit into your budget.

Think about just two types of flowers: To decorate your wedding venue within the budget, it is important that you use only two or maximum three types of flowers rather than using multiple flowers for decoration. Furthermore, if you buy single flower in bulk for the decoration, then you can negotiate for the price. Single or double color combination flower decoration is the best option to save money.

Use natural surrounding: If you have booked a party farm or some open place for your wedding, then use the natural surroundings of the place. Use the natural greenery smartly to minimize your decoration cost. If the place is well maintained with plants and trees, decorate them with lights and reduce the usage of flowers. Besides, you can also use other props like candles, hanging lamps and other things for decoration to give it a different look.

Think about alternatives: If you think that full flower decoration is a costly affair, think about the alternatives. You can think about some other alternatives for venue wedding decorations. You can either go for partial decoration such as decorating stage and mandap with real flowers and rest of the venue with lights, hangings and artificial flowers. This way you will be able to save some more money on your decoration.

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Some Most Common Wedding Planning Mistakes We Usually Make

 

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A wedding in the family is one of the biggest events in the family and requires a lot of planning and team work. You can’t handle each and everything on your own. You need help of family members, relatives and at times help of friends to avoid any glitches in the preparation. But, under pressure of preparation and planning we make some mistakes which we could easily avoid if we pay little attention to things. You are supposed to plan various things like shopping, gifts, printing of cards, booking wedding venue and finalizing the menu, etc. All these things require a lot of planning and coordination. In such a hectic situation, there are chances that you will forget something or skip something. We are here sharing some of the common mistakes most of us usually make while planning for wedding.

Not fixing a budget: The first thing you should do while you start planning for your wedding arrangements is fixing the budget. Fixing the overall budget and segmenting the budget is very important. It is important that you fix the budget for everything, be it for shopping, venue, gifts and any other thing. It will help you in getting the overall spending limit and estimating the things in advance. If you will not fix a budget in advance, there are high chances that you end up shedding more money than your actual budget in making all the arrangements.

Finalizing vendor on the basis of quotes: This is another mistake which one should avoid. Asking the price quotes from different vendors is a good move to begin with, but fixing someone on the basis of low quotes is not the right decision. You never want to face any negative comment in wedding planning. You always want everything to be the best for that day. Before finalizing any vendor, it is important to see their previous work. If the vendor has any website, then don’t forget to check the details and see the comments on it.

Not making the guest list properly: Always calculate the guests well. To plan everything well in advance it is important that you make a proper guest list and arrange everything accordingly. Making last minute changes in the list can affect all the arrangements. Make sure that you work upon 10% minus or plus guest list for the wedding day. Make all the arrangements accordingly and instruct your vendor and caterer to make the arrangements as per the list.

Taking too many opinions: It is good to take the second opinion if you are confused, but it is not a wise idea to discuss the same thing with everyone.  The more you discuss, the more you will get confused. Involve your close family members and friends in important decisions. It will help in making the right decision and perfect choices better.

Too high expectations: If you are keeping your expectation too high, it might be you will feel disappointed if you see even a little flaw in the arrangement. It is better to keep your expectations at ground level and get yourself involved in most of the planning part. Don’t expect that your decorator will make the replica of the stage or other things, which you saw in some movie or at some else’s wedding. Let him use his creativity at the best.

Not instructing vendor well: After hiring a wedding planner or vendor, we think that he/she will take care of everything. This is totally wrong. You are the right one who knows your requirements well. No one else could tell the vendor what you want or don’t want in your wedding venue or in food menu or something else. So, give proper instructions to the vendors to avoid any confusion in the expectation and delivery.

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Are You Diet Conscious? Add Some Healthy Food in Your Wedding Menu

Healthy Food in Wedding Menu

Nowadays, you must have heard from your friends, cousins or relatives that I am on a special diet and following my diet routine. All of us want to look fit, slim like our Bollywood ideals. But, during those diet sessions, if you will receive a wedding invitation, your whole dieting and special diet goes to basics again. Most of the foods in weddings are oily and full of calories.  Those who are following some special diet plans return home empty stomach because they don’t find something low diet or healthy to feat. For such health-conscious guests, who count each-every calories consumed, you can add some special food in your wedding menu. If you are clueless then you can take help of your wedding planner to get the best list of some healthy wedding menu. Here we are sharing some of the popular diet dishes for your health-conscious guests.

Live counter: Live food counters are blessing for all those who are on a special diet. You can mix your favorite food and mix them according to your choices. You can have vegetables, seasonings, herbs and oils and let your guests enjoy the food.

Tandoori counter: Tandoori food is all time better than the fried and oily snacks. You have different tandoori dishes with lesser oil. So having a tandoori snacks counter for the guest is really good option.

Salad counter: You can have a lavish salad counter for your guests. You can have different types of salad for all those guests who are diet conscious. Think about some yummy and interesting salad options for your guests.

Different healthy dishes: Choose some healthy and nutritious food for your guests. These different cuisines offer you healthy foods.

South Indian dishes: You can have a South Indian food counter in your wedding. You can have counters of idlis, oil-free dosas and other South Indian dishes for guests.

Soups: You can also have soup counter in your wedding. There are plenty of options available to offer the guests. You can offer them Indian, Chinese and other soups.

Chinese dishes: Chinese dishes are another good option for those who are diet conscious. You can offer them vegetable soups, steamed and sautéed vegetables with steamed rice. Steamed fish/chicken with lots of vegetables and mushrooms.

Mexican dishes: You can also offer salad and Mexican soups to your guests. These are low diet and healthy as well. You can also offer burritos and fajitas, chopped vegetables and salsa beans.

Japanese dishes:  Japanese food is another good option for those who are diet conscious. You can offer Miso soup, sushi, seaweed salad, steamed and sautéed vegetables, and grilled fish and chicken.

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Some Clever Wedding Tips To Make Your Wedding A Perfect Affair

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Wedding in India is a family affair and you can’t imagine a single wedding without the presence of family and guests. You always want to make your wedding a perfect affair. When you are planning for your wedding there are a few things, which are good to know and there are a few things that are must know to make it grand and perfect. You don’t want to miss anything or go wrong on anything when it comes to your wedding and wedding planning. Check out the list of some clever wedding tips to make your wedding a perfect affair.

  1. Be flexible with your wedding dates: While fixing your wedding be flexible with your wedding dates. Don’t just stick to single date. If there are thousands of wedding on any particular date, like we see in wedding season, so avoid such dates to save money and other venue and vendor related issues.
  2. Don’t be rigid about the venue:  It doesn’t not matter how much you liked a specific hotel, farm house or wedding venue, explore different venues and always consider the distance, accessibility for all, space it is offering for different ceremonies.
  3. Choose a location which offers everything: Always choose a location which offers you everything. It should be a perfect place offering you everything like rest room, space for different wedding ceremonies, dinner space and DJ space. So, think about all requirements.
  4. Meet different vendors: Don’t finalize a vendor in a hurry. Meet different vendors, ask for their services and other things before finalizing one. Meet two-three vendors or more before finalizing one.
  5. Compare the rate list: Price plays very crucial role in finalizing a vendor. Always compare the price with services your vendor is offering. Always negotiate price to get the best deal.
  6. Ask for demo decoration: While finalizing your vendor always ask for a demo work. Visit the wedding venue and see the decoration work. It will further help in making the decision.
  7. Look for a single vendor with multiple services: Hiring different vendors for different things can also create anxiety on the wedding day. Managing and contacting different vendor can create more tension on the wedding day.
  8. Look for a wedding planner/co-ordinator: If you think that you are not able to handle the wedding arrangement pressure and you want to stay relaxed and tension free on the wedding day and want to enjoy all the ceremonies on wedding day, you should hire a wedding planner or wedding co-ordinator.
  9. Hire a professional photographer:  Don’t forget to hire a professional photographer. A good photographer is important for capturing perfect images.
  10. Make guest list in advance: It is always good to make a good guest list in advance, so that you will not miss inviting any guest. It will ease your burden and make the process simple.

 

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Want To Go For A Flower Wedding? Plan Well

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You can’t imagine a single wedding venue without flower decoration. Do you want to go for some special flower decoration or want to make to flower wedding? A flower wedding is something where you can see flowers everywhere and flower decoration dominates everything in the wedding venue. You can go for a theme flower decoration or you can go for special segmented flower decoration. The right kind of decoration and perfect choice of flowers can create magic on your wedding day. Let’s take a look at how to plan a magical flower decoration for your wedding day.

Talk to different flower decorators: While planning your flower wedding, don’t finalize the one whom you meet first. It is always good to talk to at least four to five different flower decorators and understand their style of working and decorations.

First look at their work: Before saying yes or no to anyone, it is always good to see their work first. There are many decorators who have their websites, they display their decoration images on their websites. Besides, most of the decorators have their album as well. So, go and check their work before making your mind.

Ask for different theme: These flower decorators create different themes and designs for wedding venue as they are expert in that. If you have any ideas you can share your ideas with them and they can show the sample decoration. They create different themes on different concepts mixing their designs with different items and props. So, look at different options and choose the best.

Decide a budget: It is always better to decide a budget to arrange everything within your pocket. You can ask decide a budget and then talk to different decorators to provide you the best services within your pocket. These people are really experts in their work and they offer the best services within the budget.

Compare and negotiate the price: Comparison of price is always good to save some money. If you want to save some more money always compare the quotes of different vendors not only the price, but the kind of services they are offering.  Always negotiate with the vendor to get some more discounts on the quoted prices.

Less is not always enough: Most of the time we believe that less is always more, but when it comes to decoration and flowers more always appear less. So, think before finalizing your decoration theme, how many flowers you require and what will be the theme.

Consider the flower colors: Flowers are available in different colors and sizes. It is good if you decide a color theme or you want mix bunches of flowers or you want some internal flowers on specific areas like stage, mandap or some other sections of the wedding venue. You want single color theme or multicolor theme. Decide your color theme first before you finalize your decoration.

Consider the season: Always consider the seasonality. It is a big thing when you go for a flower decoration for your wedding venue. There are some flowers which come only in specific season or months and there are some flowers which are available throughout the year. So, if you are asking for some off season flowers, so it will increase the cost of decoration.