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Indian Wedding Budget Infographic Free Download


Updated March 2020

Do you know how much things cost for an Indian wedding? How much of the budget should you allocate to a venue for an Indian wedding? Photography? Cinematography? How would you know? What’s why we created this Indian Wedding Budget Infographic as a free download that breaks down every vendor category and the AVERAGE of what you can expect to spend in each category.

That means we also assume the average budget for an Indian wedding of $100,000. 

If your budget is $50,000 here’s a resource for you.

{What’s Your Wedding Budget?}

One thing you’ll find when you start planning an Indian wedding is that every vendor will ask you, “what’s your wedding budget?”. And more often than not, most people don’t have any idea how much an Indian wedding costs. You might have gathered some info casually from friends and family but South Asians don’t like to talk about money too openly – especially when it comes to how much people spent on their wedding, so it’s kind of a black hole.

So your reaction to the question, “what’s your budget?” is “I don’t know. I’m calling you to find out how much your service costs, so I can figure out what my wedding budget is!”

The venue is the first thing most people book for an Indian wedding and the single biggest portion of the total wedding budget. As a general rule, expect to spend 35% to 40% of the total budget on the venue for the wedding day. It’s important to define what we mean by the venue:

  • Venue’s ceremony fees
  • Venue’s reception fees
  • Venue’s fees if you’re serving lunch after the ceremony
  • The bar at the reception and beverages if serving lunch after the ceremony

This does NOT include items that are often associated with the venue:

All of these items above are in addition to the 35%-40% spent on just the venue for the wedding day. 

{Indian Wedding Budget Infographic Free Download}

That’s why we created ShaadiShop’s Indian Wedding Budget Infographic as a free download.

Download it to see things like:

  • the average cost for different types of venues
  • caterer fees for lunch vs. dinner
  • his/her clothes costs

Keep-in-mind the numbers are averages. Some things will cost more, others will cost less than what’s on the infographic.

Use this as a benchmarking tool for you to:

  • understand where the big costs are
  • how to start thinking about a budget
  • how to allocate your budget

Watch this Indian wedding highlights video and identify the categories from the infographic. Video: Robles Video Productions

{Indian Wedding Vendors}

There are a variety of vendors serving Indian weddings. They each serve different segments of the market and each have their specialities and services. Visit our vendor lists


{Take Aways}

  • ShaadiShop’s Indian Wedding Budget Infographic: download it today!
  • These are averages – so remember you might pay more or even less for some items; it just depends on what you prioritize and how you want to allocate your budget.
  • In general the venue for an Indian wedding is about 35% of your total wedding budget. It’s definitely the biggest chunk.

Cheers on your upcoming wedding!

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