Indian Weddings come with extravagance, lavish and prodigality. Spending inordinately at Weddings is a matter of prestige for wealthy class, while it has become an obligation to middle class and lower class. Sometimes leading to burden on their lives. We have been hearing stories of simple weddings that are making into news every other day. People have started realizing the necessity of simple weddings and are looking for budget friendly options in decor, photography, wedding outfits, food..etc.
Here is one such budget friendly wedding of Sri Himaja and Sudheer. Let’s see how they managed to pulled off their ceremonies brilliantly and that too within the 10-15 lakhs.
Hi, My name is Sri Himaja. I am born and bought up in Warangal. Currently I am pursuing Masters in Business Management. I got married in the first week of March to Sudheer. My parents were searching for right prospects from last 2 years.
We got to know about Sudheer and his family through a match maker. Sudheer is from Khammam and he works in Hyderabad. I met him in Khammam and both the families finalized the match after a couple of days. Our engagement was held in Warangal on 2nd February. I wore orange saree with designer blouse. We bought engagement rings from Joy Alukkas, Warangal. We are glad I found the prettiest ring that I was looking for around 20 k.
Coming to the wedding, it was held in Warangal itself. All my shopping was done in Hanamkonda and Warangal. I bought sarees from VRK silks, Hanamkonda. Each saree I bought was in the range of 8000 to 15,000. VRK silks have got a variety of sarees that made me instantly fell in love with.
My blouses were designed by Mamata from Mista boutique in Warangal. She did a stupendous work. Work on blouses and tailoring both were done by her. I got many compliments from relatives on friends. She charged around 2000 to 5000 per blouse depending upon the type of work.
Pellikoothuru ceremony and Mehandi were celebrated at my residence with close family and friends. Decor at home was done with Marigolds and green parrots hanging here and there. We paid 7-8 thousand for the whole decor at home.
I hired a beautician for wedding day and Mehendi. For all other events, I did my makeup with my cousins helping me. I always wanted a simple look and didn’t felt the need to hire a beautician for all events. Mehendi and wedding make up costed me below Rs. 8000.
We bought few gold ornaments from Khazana and Joy Allukas. Silver: We purchased from Krishna, our family friend and jeweller. Foot wear was from Centro in Hanamkonda. It was exactly the pair I was looking for.
Wedding hall was huge with big garden and parking space. Everyone enjoyed the place. They charged us 65000 and stage decor expenses came upto 80,000. Photography for all our events was done by Sreenu and his team. They are from Warangal and they gave us fabulous pics. Moreover, they were rendering service within my budget of 50,000.
Few accessories and petty things I bought from Begum bazaar, Hyderabad. I am happy about the way everything fell in place and people complimented about my sarees, jewellary and decor.