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Tips To Shop Smart And Save Big On Your Big Day
1. Make A Priority List
Your wedding celebrations may start off with a dream but to turn it into reality, first create a list of priorities with your partner and family so you are sure you are on the same page for everything from venues to décor.
2. Fix A Budget
Sure, you may want to splurge a little extra on your special day, but any smart wedding shopper knows the significance of setting budgetary boundaries. It allows room for saving towards future life goals and big milestones like buying your first house together, or even smaller goals like a luxurious honeymoon.
3. Earn Cashback When You Plan Your Honeymoon Before Your Wedding
Contrary to popular belief, more than your wedding celebrations, your honeymoon has the potential for saving big or even making your rupee go the extra mile. The NDTV Big Bonus App is a platform that helps you do just that. You can earn while you purchase holiday packages in top hotels like Taj Hotels for a memorable experience. All you have to do is download the app using this link, sign up using your email id, link your debit/credit cards and start shopping. For each purchase made using your registered payment cards, you can get cashback or use cashback coupons to spend some more when you are on holiday celebrating with your loved one.
4. Make Your Guest List Before You Pick Your Venue
Though every venue has limited space, fun and games with your friends and family should be unlimited. It is easier to pick a venue with the appropriate occupancy once you know all those who will be celebrating your big day with you. Once you are sure, you can even ask for bulk discounts.
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5. Enroll In Loyalty Programs With Leading Hotel Chains
Everyone dreams of a picture-perfect wedding and when your wedding venue makes room for all that and more, that's half the job done. Loyalty programs don't just offer the kind of service you need to bring order to the inevitable wedding planning chaos, but they allow to avail of discounts and deals on wedding packages, exclusively for members.
6. Use Credit/Debit Cards For Purchases To Avail Reward Points
Swap cash transactions with payments through credit and debit cards as many leading banks offer reward points that can be redeemed for more gifts and services on any purchase made.
7. Shop In Advance For Your Wedding Outfit And Jewellery
Shop till you drop take on a new meaning when you are wedding shopping. To make sure you that you look your absolute best on your special day, set a few months aside to pick from the best of trends in fashion and avoid the last-minute dash between alterations or potential mishaps. It will also cushion you from surge pricing during peak wedding season.
8. Get Wed During The Off Season
Although, the Indian wedding season runs all through the year, the few months that coincide with summer and monsoon are considerably low on travel. That usually means your ideal wedding packages will be available at a much lower cost, falling well within your budget and allowing you to save for the future.
9. Compare Prices Of Different Vendors
To ensure quality is not compromised at the expense of the cost, speak to different vendors for décor, catering, photography and so on to get an estimated quote on their services. Pick the ones that offer the best service within a budget that suits you.
10. Do It Yourself (If Possible)
Wedding planners can make the task at hand a smooth process but if you're on a budget, this can be an added expenditure. If you have a vision in mind, create a mood board of décor styles, themes, outfit inspiration, designers, and trends among other things to help you plan your dream wedding by yourself, within your budget. Should the task seem too big to achieve by yourself, reach out to friends and family for help and inspiration.
No matter the budget, we hope these simple tips have helped you plan your wedding and save big without compromising on quality, taste or preference.
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