what is fair to spend?

Couples ask us this question ALL the time.  It’s obvious that what seems fair to one person may seem cray cray to someone else. With that in mind…

We have developed a budgeting formula using averages spent on Indian weddings across the country.

Insert your budget amount below to find out what is a FAIR amount to spend in each category.

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Wedding & Reception Budget Estimator

We used actual wedding budgets to determine a percentage spend for each category. Use this calculator as a guide to develop your preliminary budget. Actual cost in each category will depend on your priorities, vendor selections, and personal choices.
Your estimated budget will be calculated below.
If you're expecting MORE than 500 guests, it's recommended you budget at minimum $150 per person.
If you're expecting LESS than 500 guests, it's recommended you budget at minimum $200 per person.
For an all-inclusive venue. Includes ceremony location fee. Reception space, food, beverage and cake.
Includes ceremony and baraat musicians, plus band/DJ for reception.
Includes ceremony altar pieces, other ceremony decor, bouquets, boutonnieres, cocktail and reception decor, lighting, additional service.
Photographer and videographer packages for multi-day event. (Photo: engagement shoot, canvas prints/enlargements to be displayed) (Video: drone coverage, engagement shoot, same day edit, screens and projector)
Manicure, pedicure for bride. Hair and makeup application for the wedding events (Bride, Mom, Sisters, Bridesmaids)
Includes marriage license, invitations, menus cards & stationary, postage, photobooth, party favors, transportation


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