Unexpected Indian Destination Wedding Costs Couple Often Tend to Overlook

Having a wedding is an expensive affair. While destination weddings can be wrapped up in a smaller budget, couples need to be careful about unexpected costs that might sneak up when they are least expecting them. It is therefore important to stick to your budget once you’ve set it. Don’t overlook the smaller details while you’re finalizing the décor and menu because it is these smaller costs that will blow your budget eventually.Pyaar Atlantis Indian Destination Wedding Bahamas Photoshoot

Wondering how you can save yourself from unexpected bills? Make sure you’re not overlooking these common destination wedding costs!

Beauty Treatments


Every bride wants to look her very best on her big day. If you’re no exception, you’re going to have to bear the cost of hair and beauty trials. Don’t you want to finalize your wedding look much in advance so there aren’t any surprises on your big day? If yes, you will have to shell out extra money for these beauty rehearsals. What’s more? Also, since you’re flying your close family and friends to your choice of location, you’re bound to treat your wedding party to hair and makeup as well. Make sure to set aside a budget for that . Additionally, you might also have to fly a few extra make-up artists to dress your bridesmaids and close family members like your mother, sisters, cousins and sister-in-laws.8a-indian-wedding-bridal-jewelry-and-makeup

Resort Visit


If you’re planning a destination wedding, you’re bound to want to go and visit your choice of location before the actual wedding. Even though this decision is up to the couple, it is highly recommended. Only once you’ve walked the corridors of the resort you’ve chosen and understood the lay of the land, will you be able to get a feel of how your wedding events will flow in that location. While factoring in the cost of flying to the destination for their wedding, couples often tend to overlook the cost of taking a trip to visit the resort beforehand. Resorts such as AMResorts offer a discounted price for couples who want to preview their resort but the cost does add up and can set couple back by few thousand dollars.Now Jade Riviera Cancun

Luggage


When it comes to destination weddings, you are not just packing for your wedding events, but for the entire week’s stay. It is therefore very easy to go over the weight restriction for luggage and you may end up paying extra for it.



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Shipping costs


We continuously advice brides to carry their wedding outfit with them instead of shipping it in advance because without it, the wedding will fall flat on its face. However, there are other shipping costs that couples need to consider ahead in time. For instance, if the rental selection at your choice of resort is limited, you’ll have to buy and ship things for Pooja, Phere and other ceremonies that are unique to your culture. Therefore, it is best to choose an all-inclusive resort that is familiar with hosting destination weddings as these resorts will have the above-mentioned things in stock and you won’t have to buy them.01_PuntaCanaPhotographer-112

Outside Vendors


If you’ve set your heart on having a destination wedding, this is one problem you’re bound to face. Several resorts now-a-days work with a ‘preferred vendors’ list. That is, they have their own videographers, photographers, decorators, wedding planners, make-up and hair artists, caterers, bakers and so on and so forth. In such a scenario, if you have your heart set on a particular photographer or any other vendor, you will have to be prepared to pay an extra $250-$400 to have your choice of vendor on board. What’s more? If you’re bringing your own vendors from your hometown, you’ll also have to pay for their transportation, lodging and food. If you’re hosting your wedding at AMResorts, the fee is waived if your vendor stays at the resort for a minimum of 2 days.Indian-wedding-now-jade

Taking care of Wedding Attire


Since you’re going to pack your wedding dress and carry it with you to the location of your destination wedding, it’s bound to get all crumpled and wrinkled. The same goes for the groom’s suit as well. Since it’s the most important dress of your life and it’s also a destination you’re not all too familiar with, you’re not going to hand the dress and suit to a local service you don’t trust. You therefore need to include the charges of a professional steam or iron into your budget right from the beginning.Destination-wedding-dress-6-8

Some of these costs are unavoidable while some others might seem essential. It’s best to make a list of these expenses and include them in your budget so you aren’t left with any surprises. Even with all these additional costs, destination weddings are cheaper and a whole lot more fun than local weddings. While none of the above-mentioned costs are exorbitant, we just want you to be better prepared and aware of the expenses.


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Haven’t you been planning your dream destination wedding right since the time your beau slipped a ring on your finger? But even the most budget-conscious bride can get thrown off-balance with a some of unexpected expenses. Here are the most common ones you should watch out for.

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