You don’t know the back story of a big fat Indian wedding until you become a part of the organizing committee. That designer bridal lehenga and the finger licking food is not enough to satisfy your guests and entice them to talk about your wedding in the years to come. After the look of your wedding invite and the goodies you send along with it, the destination of your wedding is the next big judging point for your guests. If you plan a local wedding in the nearest banquet, you might not receive all the ‘wows’ you’d be expecting. Destination weddings are the trend of these times and that’s what many couples would love to have. But if you believe in making a nice wedding and an even better marriage, you would rather save finances for the future and not splurge them over a fancy destination. But there’s still a way to get that dream destination wedding without burning a hole in your pocket for the rest of your wedded life. Here are 5 ‘in the budget’ alternatives for a destination wedding:
1.Lavasa, Maharashtra: The Italy of India
Give your wedding an overseas feel with a stylish (read as smart) wedding in Lavasa. Known as the Italy of India, this planned city near Pune is a weekend getaway for many. If your wedding is scheduled for October or November, you might just get a great deal. Amidst all the beautiful hills and lakes, you will surely have a surreal wedding experience in this Italian town of India.
2.Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh: Marry Holy
Home to the most beautiful temples in India, Tirupati is the best spot for a traditional Hindu Wedding. The place is reasonably budgeted for a wedding and is very elating with its aura. It’s a lively place with spiritual vibes flowing from all corners. In Tirupati, it’s common to feel relaxed by the morning and evening aarti and day long chants.
3.Mount Abu, Rajasthan: For all the Rajputana Feels
If you want to get married in the truly traditional Rajputana way (without spending all that you have), Mount Abu is a destination that you should surely consider. It’s a cool desert in Rajasthan and is abundant with rustic monuments and cottages that you’d love to get married in. Pricewise, the place is pretty reasonable and look wise, it’s absolutely breathtaking.
4.Shimla, Himachal Pradesh: Get Married Amidst the Mighty Mountains
It’s a great idea to have a summer wedding in a popular hill station. And when it’s about pocket friendly hill station wedding, Shimla is the first destination in the list. This doubtlessly beautiful place is surrounded with mountains and valleys and has fancy cottages that you can book for your big day without spending a fortune.
5.Alibaug, Maharashtra : For a Beautiful Beach Wedding
Just a two hour drive from Mumbai, Alibaug is the best destination for budget beach weddings. The place is perfect for an outdoor wedding by the sea, under the twinkling starlight, graced by the subtly salty breeze. The place is best for a stunning Christian wedding set up. Plus, it’ll really fit your budget.